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Part V: Toward a Global Civilization? The World Since 1945
Chapter 25: In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System
1. The Collapse of the Grand Alliance
• Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe
• Descent of the Iron Curtain
• The Truman Doctrine
• The Marshall Plan
• Europe Divided
2. Cold War in Asia
• The Chinese Civil War
• The New China
• The Korean War
• Conflict in Indochina
3. From Confrontation to Coexistence
• Ferment in Eastern Europe
• Rivalry in the Third World
• The Sino-Soviet Dispute
• The Second Indochina War
4. An Era of Equivalence
• The Brezhnev Doctrine
• An Era of Dètente
• Renewed Tensions in the Third World
• Countering the Evil Empire
1. Create a timeline of major Cold War events that includes a brief description and picture of each event.
2. Students will debate - "Who started the Cold War - the US or USSR?"
3. Write a dialogue between a US and Soviet citizen that gives their point of view concerning one of the following Cold War events: the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, building of the Berlin Wall, Prague Spring, Vietnam War.
4. Create 2 propaganda posters--a) supporting the Cultural Revolution in China b) against the Red Guard in China.
Smoke over the Golan
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Girl in the Red Scarf
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
Good Morning Vietnam
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Chapter 26: Brave New World: Communism on Trial
1. The Postwar Soviet Union
• From Stalin to Khrushchev
• The Brezhnev Years (1964-1982)
• Cultural Expression in the Soviet Bloc
• Social Changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
2. The Disintegration of the Soviet Empire
• The Gorbachev Era
• The New Russia: From Empire to Nation
• Eastern Europe: From Sattelites to Sovereign Nations
3. The East is Red: China Under Communism
• New Democracy
• The Transition to Socialism
• The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
• From Mao to Deng
• Incident at Tiananmen Square
• From Marx to Confucius?
4. “Serve the People”: Chinese Society Under Communism
• Economics in Command
• Social Problems
• China’s Changing Culture
1. Pretend you are a member of the Moscow Ballet. Write a letter home that describes the differences between New York City and Moscow. Differences should include political, economical and social opportunities in each country.
2. Create a powerpoint that explains the fall of communism in the USSR and each Eastern European nation.
3. Write a diary about you experiences at the Tiananmen Square from the point of view of a Chinese student.
4. Create a timeline of important events in China from Deng to the present.
The Fall of the Soviet Union
China Since Mao
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Chapter 27: Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945
1. Recovery and Renewal in Europe
• Western Europe: The Triumph of Democracy
• Eastern Europe After Communism
• The Unification of Europe
2. Emergence of the Superpower: The United States
• American Politics and Society Through the Vietnam Era
• The Shift Rightward After 1973
3. The Development of Canada
4. Latin America Since 1945
• The Threat of Marxist Revolutions
• Nationalism and the Military: The Examples of Argentina and Brazil
• The Mexican Way
5. Society and Culture in the Western World
• The Emergence of a New Society
• The Permissive Society
• Women in the Postwar Western World
• The Growth of Terrorism
• Guest Workers and Immigrants
• The Environment and the Green Movements
• Western Culture Since 1945
• Trends in Art
• The World of Science and Technology
• Varieties in Religious Life
• The Explosion of Popular Culture
1. Compare and contrast East and West Germany both before and after the fall of communism.
2. Create a timeline of events of the wars in the Balkans after the fall of communism.
3. Label a map of Europe after the fall of communism.
4. Write an essay that descibes the role of women in the Western world after the Feminist Revolution.
5. Create a chart of political and economic changes in Latin America since 1945.
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Chapter 28: Challenges of Nation-Building in Africa and the Middle East
1. Uhuru: The Struggle for Independence in Africa
• The Colonial Legacy
• The Rise of Nationalism
2. The Era of Independence
• Pan-Africanism and Nationalism: The Destiny of Africa
• Dream and Reality:Political and Economic Conditions in Independent Africa
• The Search for Solutions
3. Continuity and Change in Modern African Societies
• Rural Life
• African Women
• African Culture
• Gathered at the Beach
4. Crescent of Conflict
• The Question of Palestine
• Nasser and Pan-Arabism
• The Arab Israeli Dispute
• Revolution in Iran
• Crisis in the Gulf
• Conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq
1. Assign groups of students a nation in Africa where they create a powerpoint showing a) how independence was achieved b) problems the new nation faced c) world reaction to their problems/successes d) political, social and economic issues today.
2. Write a diary entry from Nelson Mandela just before he is released from prison and describe his experiences under apartheid.
3. Create a chart of the causes and effests of the Arab-Israeli Crisis.
4. Students debate - "Who should control Israel - the Arabs or the Jews?"
5. Write a persuasive essay that analyzes the role of oil and US involvement in the Persian Gulf.
Not Without My Daughter
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5. Society and Culture in the Contemporary Middle East
• Varieties of Government
• The Economics of Oil
• The Islamic Revival
• The Role of Women
• Literature and Art
Chapter 29: Toward the Pacific Century?
1. South Asia
• The End of the British Raj
• Independent India
• The Land of the Pure: Pakistan Since Independence
• Poverty and Pluralism in South Asia
• South Asian Art and Literature Since Independence
• Gandhi’s Vision
2. Southeast Asia
• The Era of Independent States
• Regional Conflict and Cooperation: The Rise of ASEAN
• Daily Life: Town and Country in Southeast Asia
• Cultural Trends
• A Region in Flux
3. East Asia
• The Japanese Miracle: The Transformation of Modern Japan
• The Little Tigers
• On the Margins of Asia: Postwar Australia and New Zealand
• Explaining the East Asian Miracle
1. Create a graphic organizer explaing the major political, economic, and social issues of each leader in India since 1948.
2. Write an essay analyzing the causes and effects of the Green Revolution in India.
3. Create a chart of major technological advances in Japan from 1945-present.
1. Research paper on an individual who has had an impact on his nation or society.
2. Graphic organizer on problems in the world today (terrorism, deforestation, disease, etc.)
3. Groups prepare powerpoint presentations covering material in each chapter studied.
4. Use graphic organizers to prepare for Thematic and DBQ essay writing.
5. Create posters that describe the Global Studies Themes.
6. Analyze how a nation has changed over time in respect to political, economic and social issues.
7. Practice multiple choice questions using Castle Learning to prepare for the Regents Exam.
The Killing Fields
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