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From World War to Cold War (Part 1 of 2)

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Primary Type: Student Tutorial


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Explore the beginnings of the Cold War from 1945 to 1953 in Part 1 of this interactive tutorial. You'll learn why this rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was a unique conflict in our nation's history, and how the U.S. assumed the role of world leader after World War II. Finally, you'll learn how the Korean War was a proxy war in the larger context of the Cold War.

Click below to open part 2.

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General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
   
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
 
Keywords: U.S. History, Grade 11, Cold War, Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, USSR, Soviet Union, communism, iron curtain, containment, George Kennan, Korean War, South Korea, North Korea, Potsdam Conference, NATO, Truman Doctrine, Berlin, Berlin Airlift, Red China, Mao Zedong, Douglas MacArthur, Big Three, domino theory, proxy war, Marshall Plan, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, East Berlin, West Berlin, National Security Act, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials Social Studies - U.S. History - Grades 9-12



Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.6.1: Examine causes, course, and consequences of World War II on the United States and the world.
Clarifications:
Examples may include, but are not limited to, rise of dictators, attack on Pearl Harbor, Nazi party, American neutrality, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, War in the Pacific, internment camps, Holocaust, Yalta.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 40-42. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.A.6.6: Analyze the use of atomic weapons during World War II and the aftermath of the bombings.
Clarifications:
This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 40-42. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.
SS.912.A.6.10: Examine causes, course, and consequences of the early years of the Cold War (Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, Warsaw Pact).
Clarifications:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 43-44. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.A.6.11: Examine the controversy surrounding the proliferation of nuclear technology in the United States and the world.
Clarifications:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 45-46. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.A.6.12: Examine causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War.
Clarifications:
Examples may include, but aren ot limited to, Communist China, 38th parallel, cease fire, firing of Gen. Douglas McArthur.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 45-46. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.A.6.13: Analyze significant foreign policy events during the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
Clarifications:
Examples may include, but are not limited to, the Domino Theory, Sputnik, space race, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, U-2 and Gary Powers, Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin Wall, Ping Pong Diplomacy, opening of China.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 45-46. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.


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  • Click HERE to launch Part Two about Project Apollo, mission 1 and missions 7 through 10.
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Make sure to complete Part One and Part Two before beginning Part Three.

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Make sure to complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click HERE for Part One.

Make sure to complete all three parts! Click HERE for Part Three.

What Is an American? Evaluating the Structure of an Argument – Part One:

Examine what it means to be an American by analyzing a speech delivered by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Harold L. Ickes, in 1941. This tutorial is Part One of a three-part series. In this tutorial, you will read excerpts from the opening sections of Ickes’ speech. Then, you will work on determining his purpose, point of view, and important claims in these sections.  

Make sure to complete all three parts! Click HERE to view Part Two. Click HERE to view Part Three.

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Click below to open part 1.

Understanding the Holocaust (Part 1)

 

Understanding the Holocaust (Part 1 of 2):

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Learn how the United States and its Allies defeated the Axis Powers to win World War II in part 1 of this interactive tutorial.  You'll learn about battles and military campaigns, including D-Day, in both the European and Pacific theaters of war.  And you'll learn how atomic weapons brought the war to an end but changed the postwar world forever.  

Click below to open Part 2.

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World War II Begins (Part 1 of 2):

Learn how World War II began in Europe and Asia in Part 1 of this interactive tutorial. You'll learn about the aggression of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan that threatened world peace, and you'll learn how the United States responded with isolationism...until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 caused America to join the Allies.  

Click below to open Part 2.

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Explore the beginnings of the Cold War from 1945 to 1953 in Part 2 of this interactive tutorial.  You'll learn why this rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was a unique conflict in our nation's history, and how the U.S. assumed the role of world leader after World War II.  Finally, you'll learn how the Korean War was a proxy war in the larger context of the Cold War.  

This is the second part of a 2-part tutorial!  Make sure to complete part by clicking below. 

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