Our Cold War lesson plan introduces students to the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union between 1945 and 1990. The information includes some of the events leading up to the Cold War, events during the era, and the end of the Cold War. During this lesson, students are asked to discuss, with a group of their peers, several questions about the causes and effects of the Cold War and what the term “cold war” means, inviting them to delve deeper into the lesson material. Students are also asked to place given events surrounding the Cold War in chronological order.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and describe the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, list key events, identify important people, and explain reasons behind the Cold War.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELALiteracy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELALiteracy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10