Cold War Unit
Purpose: To explore the ideological tensions and worldwide conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States between 1945-1989. To explore how the cold war turned hot in Germany, Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam. To analyze the effect the cold war had on the American people at home including air raid drills, McCarthyism, and war protests. To examine the events and leadership responsible for ending the cold war.
Goals: At the end of this unit students will be able to:
Skills: At the end of this unit students will be able to:
Homework Assignments (20 points)
Notebook: class participation including daily warm-ups, student response sheet, handouts, small group projects (40 points)
Vietnam Oral History Project/ Interview (50 points)
Unit Test (100 points)
Due on Thursday May 8, 2003:
Read Chapter 16 Section 1 pg. 485-490 Answer the following: (5 points)
2) Describe how the Soviet Union tightened its control over Eastern Europe.
3) What was the iron curtain? How did the United States react to it?
Due on Tuesday May 13, 2003:
Read Chapter 21 Section 1 pg. 617-621 Answer the following: (5 points)
1) Describe the background events leading up to the war between North and South Vietnam.
2) Describe how President Johnson changed the course of the war.
Due on Thursday May 15, 2003:
Read Chapter 21 Section 2 pg. 622-625 Answer the following: (5 points)
1) Describe the conditions under which American soldiers fought in Vietnam.
2) Identify the effects of the war on Vietnamese civilians.
3) Summarize the impact of the massacre at My Lai.
Due on Friday May 16, 2003:
Read Chapter 21 Section 5 pg. 634-638 Answer the following: (5 points)
1) Explain how opponents of the Vietnam War helped force Johnson’s departure and describe how they reacted to Nixon’s policies.
2) Describe how American troop withdrawal came about and what it meant for South Vietnam.
3) Describe the legacy of the Vietnam War. How would you describe it to your children?
Vietnam War Oral History Project
Standard Teacher Constructed Questions to be asked to all interviewees
Section 1 introduces the interviewee by telling who they are ( unless anonymity is requested), how old they were and what they were doing during the war, and what they do now.
Section 2 relates how the war impacted them personally. Information for this section comes from the answers given to the questions that you prepared especially for them.
Section 3 deals with the interviewees’ perception of the Unites States involvement in Vietnam. Information for this section comes from the answers given to the standard teacher constructed questions listed above.
Section 4 is the conclusion in which you reflect on what you learned from the interviewee experience. Here you record the insights you gained by talking about the interviewee about the war.
Section 5 Attach the interview questions and responses to the oral history report. The following rubric will be used to assess your interview.
Oral History Rubric
Directions: This form is designed to help evaluate oral history about the Vietnam War.
10= Excellent 8=Very Good 6=Average 4= Needs improvement 2= weak 0= missing
Section 1 The interviewee is clearly identified and basic information provided.
Section 2 The impact of the Vietnam war on the interviewee is evident and personal accounts present a vivid picture of their experience.
Section 3 The interviewees perception of the US involvement is clearly communicated based upon their responses to the teacher constructed questions.
Section 4 Student has offered their own thoughts, insights and reflection on the interview. Student summarizes what they learned from the experience and what they would still like to know.
Section 5 Student prepared thoughtful, open-ended questions prior to the interview and took detailed, clear notes during the interview.
Vietnam Oral History Project due on Friday May 23, 2003.
Notebook due/ Unit Test on Friday May 23, 2003.
Reminder :No Late Work accepted .No exceptions!