Unit 11: World War II and The Cold War
Unit 11 Understanding Goals
Lesson #1: From Isolation to War
UG: How did American foreign policy change in the late 1930s?
Vocabulary: Neutrality Acts, Cash & Carry Policy, Lend-Lease Act
Lesson #2: The War in the Pacific
UG: What strategy did the United States use to defeat Japan?
Homework: Read"Korematsu v. United States"and answer the questions.
Lesson #3: Enemy Aliens
UG: Was the U.S. government justified in its treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II?
Vocabulary: Korematsu v. United States
Lesson #4: The Home Front
UG: How did World War II impact Americans who remained on the home front?
Lesson #4: The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
UG: Was the United States justified in dropping two atomic bombs on Japan?
Vocabulary: Manhattan Project
Homework: Complete World War II Study Guide. Be prepared for a short quiz on World War II.
Lesson #5: Postwar Internationalism
UG: What impact did World War II have on international relations?
Vocabulary: D-Day, Yalta Conference, Nuremburg Trials, United Nations
Homework: Finish reading and making an informal outline of text pp.834-839 for homework.
Lesson #6: Origins of the Cold War
UG: Why did the Cold War begin?
Vocabulary: NATO, Warsaw Pact, Cold War
Lesson #7: Containment
UG: How effective was the U.S. policy of containment between 1945 and 1950?
Vocabulary: Containment, Marshall Plan, Berlin Airlift, Truman Doctrine, collective security
Homework: Read text pp.854-859 "The Korean Conflict" and complete Korean War Graphic Organizer
Lesson #8: The Korean War
UG: Was the United States successful in the Korean War?
Vocabulary: Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur
Homework: Rd. & make an informal outline of text p.860-865 “The Cold War Expands”
Lesson #9: Eisenhower's Cold War
UG: How did the Cold War change during the Eisenhower Presidency?
Vocabulary:Sputnik, Suez Crisis, Eisenhower Doctrine
Homework: Read text pp.868-875 and complete the The Cold War at Home Chart
Lesson #11: The Cold War at Home
UG: Were limits on some American's civil liberties justified during the Red Scare of the 1950s?
Vocabulary: HUAC, McCarthyism
Homework: Answer questions 1-9 on the Cold War Study Guide
Lesson #12: Postwar Domestic Issues
UG: How did American society, politics, culture and economy change after World War II?
Vocabulary: Interstate Highway System, GI Bill (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act), suburbanization, baby boom
Homework: Work on Unit 11 Vocabulary Cards
Lesson #13: The Kennedy Presidency
UG: What vision did John F. Kennedy have for the United States and the world?
Vocabulary: Peace Corps, Alliance for Progress
Homework: Read text pp. 952-958 and complete the "Kennedy and the Cold War guided reading."
Lesson #14: Cuban Missile Crisis Role Play
UG: How successful was John F. Kennedy's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Vocabulary: Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis
Homework: Begin Cold War Study Guide.
Lesson #15: Unit 11 Review
UG: To review Unit 11 understanding goals.
Practice Multiple Choice Questions
Homework: Finish Cold War Study Guide. Study for World War II and Cold War Unit Test
Lesson #16: Unit 11 Exam
UG: To assess student mastery of Unit 11 understanding goals.
Homework: Complete Scaffolding and Outline for the Cold War DBQ Essay.
Lesson #17: Cold War DBQ Workshop
UG: How can we write high quality DBQ essays?
Homework: Finish Cold War DBQ Essay .