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1 class periods of 70 minutes each
pen, paper, textbook, copy of the Constitution, assignment
This lesson focuses on how American policies evolved from isolationism to internationalism, what foreign policy is, and the President's foreign policy responsibilities.
World War II brought profound change in the role of the United States in world affairs. The conflict produced the dramatic shift from this nation's historic posture of isolationism to our present day policy of internationalism.
America hoped to forge a world community in which at least most nations would agree to act together against any nation that the threatened the peace.
Students will understand why the United States must have a policy for its relationship with the rest of the world.
Students will describe what makes up a nation's foreign policy.
Students will identify who is responsible for U.S. foreign policy.
Students will examine their clothing and shoes or other personal items to determine which were manufactured in the United States and which in another country.
Students can use a copy of the Constitution to look up the President's powers in Article II of the Constitution.
Draw these outside the circle and draw arrows from them to the circle.
Debriefing question: Will your strategies serve U.S. interests?
Re-teaching: Discuss with the students how improvements in communications have made the world a global community-why all countries are now neighbors to the United States.
Closure: Summarize information taught and set up for State Department, Department of Defense and United Nations.
Enrichment: Students use newspapers and magazines to locate articles and clippings pertaining to American foreign policy, noting subject, date, and how much the President seems to be involved in the issue.
Inclusion students-Have students devise a graph using the following estimates on U.S. military active duty personnel:
1996- 1,488,000 people.