U.S. History II – Spiller – Room 227 -- Block 2
Unit: The Cold War 1946-1960 (Chapter 25)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
5/15 Truman,
questions due at
conclusion of film
5/16 Truman,
questions due at
conclusion of film
5/18
PowerPoint/handouts
on the causes of the
Cold War
5/20 Prepare for
individual
presentations
5/21 Korea PPT
5/22 Work on
Truman press
release, due 5/27
5/23 Presentations
w/ research grid
(2x)
5/26
5/27 Vietnam PPT
5/28 Presentations
w/ research grid
5/29 Presentations
w/ research grid
5/30 review
6/3
6/4
6/5 Vietnam
Museum Exhibits
Vietnam video
6/1 Test-Chapter 25
6/2
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Occupational rule (Japan/Germany)
War Crimes Trials (Japan/Germany)
United Nations (founding/overview)
George Kennan/Containment
Truman Doctrine
Marshall Plan
Berlin Airlift
Creation of Israel
NATO (Then/now/Warsaw Pact)
“Fall of China”
NSC-68
HUAC
Alger Hiss
Rosenberg Trial
McCarthyism
Presidential elections, 1952, 1956 (“Checkers Speech”)
Hydrogen bomb and the fear of nuclear war (“Duck and Cover,” bomb shelters)
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Sputnik and the beginnings of the space race
Truman’s Fair Deal (incl. Civil Rights)
Eisenhower and domestic affairs (“Modern Republicanism”)
Eisenhower and foreign policy (Massive retaliation, “brinkmanship”,Eisenhower
Doctrine)
Eisenhower and civil rights
1950s Pop culture
1950s science fiction
Dien Bien Phu
Baby Boom and the growth of suburbs (chapter 26)
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Presentation guidelines:
Time: 5 minutes
For each topic include the following:
 What or who is it?
 Why is important to the Cold War?
 What is its relevance to today?
Have with you to submit for grading beginning on 5/23:
 Note cards: 4 note cards (4 x 6) or half sheets of paper
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a printout/photocopy of a primary source that you use
 Research Grid (Bibliography) is due the date of presentation, no late grids will be accepted! Only one Internet source
allowed. One source must be primary. You must have 3 sources minimum.
 Audio or visual aid, no PowerPoint presentations, video footage should not exceed 2 minutes). Visual can be a slide or
image shown on the whiteboard.