Get Common Core Ready!
Place this simulation immediately after a class covers WWII for best results. Placed into 10.6a under the Common Core Social Studies Curriculum, the concept of Summit Diplomacy at the Yalta Conference is discussed. Your students will gain a fuller understanding of compromise that is inherent in diplomacy as well as the beneficial and negative impacts of summit diplomacy.
Included in this simulation are:
Complete lesson plan that you can edit and adjust for your own classes!
Printable handouts for simulation
Primary sources, results of the Yalta Conference
PowerPoint for lecture
Thought provoking questions to help improve critical thinking!
This very versatile lesson could be used at any point during your curriculum. I've listed it primarily for 10.6a, however you could adapt this lesson plan to any grade discussing the concept of diplomacy.
Challenge your students to think deeper today!
Areas of the Common Core that are covered:
2: World history will be explored through a discussion and analysis of how the Yalta Conference impacted the Cold War.
3: Geography is addressed by including maps in the results of the conference of post war Europe and Germany.
4: Economics is discussed through the Marshal Plan found in the PowerPoint (further elaboration may be needed)
5: When achieving peace, how are citizens of a nation impacted?
TCC: Students will think about their own ideas on diplomacy and its global impacts.
GOV: The “Big Three” altered the course of history with their discussions on how the post war world would look.
ECO: How did the capitalist Great Britain and United States interact with the communist Soviet Union?
TECH: How do nations interact today? How has technology changed conferences? Is there still value in world leaders meeting face to face?
EXCH: China did not have a representative at Yalta, why were they discussed?
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