Events of the Cold
War
Review
Propaganda poster commemorating
Mao Zedong’s victory over Chiang
Kai Shek and the nationalists during
the Chinese Civil War .
The Chinese Civil War
Kim Il Sung in 1956
Kim Jong Il in 2000
A COMMUNIST
DYNASTY???
The Heir … Kim Jong Un
Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962
Ho Chi Minh
The Vietnam War
• YouTube - Viet Nam a Television History 1, The Roots of
War 1
The End of the Cold War
Today in class…
We will…
Identify key events that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold
War.
You will be able to…
Social Studies
• Explain how Reagan’s speech at the
Berlin Wall was the spark to the end
of the Cold War.
• Describe how the Berlin Wall fell
down.
• Describe the collapse of the Soviet
Union and the leaders that were
involved.
Language
• Define: Perestroika, Glastnost
• Read an article about the Fall of
the Berlin Wall and the collapse
of the Soviet Union.
Next Time/Soon: SOL Packet # 4; CW Packet; CW
Vocabulary; Cold War Test
“Restructuring” – Soviet policy to allow more local
control to help the economy (ex: get food and goods
into the stores)
Perestroika
“Openness” – Soviet policy of open discussion
about political and social issues
Glasnost
June 1987:
President Reagan’s speech
YouTube - Reagan - Tear Down
This Wall
November 1989: Fall of
the
Berlin Wall
YouTube - Nov. 10, 1989: Celebration at the
Berlin Wall
1. Who gave the speech asking Mikhail Gorbachev to tear
down the Berlin Wall?
2. How did Ronald Reagan describe the Soviet Union?
3. When did the Berlin Wall fall?
The Berlin Wall
• 1985-1991
• http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/perestroikaand-glasnost
Warsaw Pact
countries tired
of Soviet
control
Awful Soviet
Economy
People wanted
what the West
had
1. What leaders of the Soviet Union are listed in the
reading?
2. What country was the first to declare its independence
from the Soviet Union?
3. When did the Soviet Union finally dissolve?
The Fall of the Soviet
Union
• The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union - Chapter
4: Mikhail Gorbachev Inspires Change
Cold War Movie
Things to Do
1. Cold War Terms review – turn in at the end of the
block!
2. Complete your Unit 9 Vocabulary – due next block
3. Study Guide for Unit 9 test - Cold War
TEST NEXT BLOCK!