Period 3 – U.S. History Lesson Plan (5-28-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Topic:

Roots of the Cold War: Who is to Blame?


The Cold War

Today’s Objective:

Students will, through analyzing primary documments, determine which country is responsible for starting the Cold War.


Task #1 – Quick review of the timeline of primary early Cold War Events.

Downloadable PDF -> Timeline of the Early Cold War

Task #2 – Now we are going to go through the questions we are going to answer in today’s reading activity.

Downloadable PDF -> Cold War – Reading the Primary Documents Actvity Questions

Task #3 – Having gotten familiar with the questions let us read through the primary sources now.

Downloadable PDF -> Cold War Primary Documents (unabridged)

Task #4 – Class discussion post reading

Downloadable PDF -> Cold War Class Discussion Questions

Teacher’s Note – Today’s lesson was adapted from the Stanford History Education Group

Downloadable PDF -> Cold War Lesson Plan on Primary Sources


This homework will be due this Friday (5-29-2015).

Downloadable PDF -> Cold War Discussion Questions

Don’t forget to go to (room: a89559b4) and take your World War II exam. You have till this Sunday (5-31-2015) to do it.

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