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Anticommunism in Postwar America, 1945–1954: Witch Hunt or Red Menace?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From allies to enemies—the post-World War II period saw a dramatic shift in the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. A three-lesson collection examines the turbulent period and the rise of the anti-communist...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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History Blueprint: The Cold War (World History)

For Teachers 10th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines the history of the Cold War from a global point of view. World History students analyze primary and secondary source documents, as well as video clips, to investigate the beginnings of the Cold War, its...
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History Blueprint: The Cold War (US History)

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this well-organized and inquiry-based collection, high schoolers examine primary and secondary source documents and video clips in preparation for an investigation into the Cold War. Scholars analyze its beginnings, the global impact...
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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Communism

For Students 8th - 11th
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource...
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Chinese Communism

For Teachers 7th - 9th
How did China become Communist? This is the driving questions of this image-rich presentation. The causes and events that led to major shifts in Chinese government are covered along side vivid imagery and comprehension questions. This...
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #3

For Students 7th - 9th
The Chinese Communist Revolution, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, and market economy under Deng Xiaoping are the focus of this writing prompt. The class will respond to three short-answer prompts related to the Communist Revolution.
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #2

For Students 9th - 11th
Changes aren't always as easy as they seem, sometimes the require a revolution. Kids examine the role women play in modern China, compare and contrast the Chinese and American views of liberation, and describe Mao Zedong's role in the...
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Considering Communism

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Introduce your social studies lesson about communism with this four-minute video. A student narrates facts about communism and how it works in a society. Tip: After watching this video, have your students write a reflection paragraph...
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Communist Revolution in China: Graphic Organizer

For Students 9th - 11th
What were the long and short-term causes and effects of the Chinese Communist Revolution? If your class is ready to find out, they can use this handy graphic organizer to collect their thoughts or notes. There are four boxes with plenty...
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Communism Quiz One

For Students 6th - 12th
In this communism instructional activity, students complete short answer questions about communism. Students write answers for 15 questions.
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Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #1

For Students 9th - 12th
What role did Chiang Kai-shek play in the Chinese Communist Revolution? Young analysts compose three responses to three prompts related to Marxist Theory, the Chinese Communist Revolution, and Chiang Kai-shek.
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
Young historians will consider the causes that led to the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union as well as the impact Lech Walesa had on Poland. They compose three responses in short essay format.
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #2

For Students 9th - 12th
A lot happened after communism fell in the Soviet Union. Your pupils answer three prompts about this time period that require them to compose a short-essay responses for each. They describe Russia's move toward communism, the impact of...
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Anti-Communism at Home

For Teachers 11th Standards
Have you ever been accused of something without cause? The sixth installment of an eight-part series asks scholars to create a museum exhibit on the anti-communist activities in the United States at the start of the Cold War. To make...
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Containing Communism Abroad

For Teachers 11th Standards
Learn more about the policy of the United States to contain communism during the Cold War. The fifth installment of an eight-part series looks at primary and secondary materials about a challenging time in history. After analyzing the...
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20c China: From Republic to Communist Power

For Teachers 8th - 11th
With graphic images and powerful statements, this presentation will open viewers' eyes to the violent and turbulant events of 20th century China. From the Japanese Invasion of 1937 to the striking images and implications of Tiananmen...
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Pattern of US Cold War Interventions

For Students 8th - 11th
Exploring the patterns and themes between Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam, including pre and post-U.S. involvement, this lecture reinforces the concept of history repeating itself. Corrupt regimes, the emergence of Communism and redistribution...
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Fall of Soviet Union/Rise of Chinese Communism

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the reasons for the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the rise of communism in China. They listen to a lecture and complete slot notes, listen to and read the lyrics to the song "We Didn't Start the Fire"...
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Russia's Conversion From Communism to Capitalism

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners study Russia's conversion from a communist nation to a capitalist nation.
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Communism

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study how Russian government has changed and how the attitudes of people have changed as a result of these political changes, while learning how to write a persuasive paper, type paragraphs, and use WP utilities.
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The Declaration Versus The Communist Manifesto

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders put their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution to the test when they are asked to mark which of several statements are from either the Constitution or the Communist Manifesto. A class discussion follows. Use this resource as...
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Revolution in China

For Teachers 9th - 11th
There have been a lot of changes in China over the last century. This presentation begins with the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the revolution that led to the adoption of Communism. It highlights the Republican Revolution, Chinese...

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