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Social Studies - U. S. History II
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Standard 8
Students will understand the United States' domestic and international position in the Cold War era.
Objective 3
Summarize the political, social, and economic reactions to the Cold War in the United States.

  • Cold War
    Enduring Understanding:
    • Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the causes and effects of the Cold War.
    Essential Questions:
    • What were the philosophies and actions of the two sides of the Iron Curtain?
    • What major events took place as a result of the Cold War?
    • Who were the heroes of the Cold War?
    • What political policies arose as a result of the Cold War?
    • What was the reaction on the homefront?
  • Oral Histories
    Enduring Understanding:
    • Students will understand the importance of primary source history information.
    Essential Questions:
    • What is the difference between primary and secondary source information?
    • How do you conduct an interview with a primary source?
    • What information will be gained by getting a real life perspective about recent historical events?
    • How can developing good communication skills help the way a student can represent the information they have received?

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