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The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

Lesson 7 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Students learn about the peace movement from the Cold War until today, and reflect on its successes, failures, and relevance. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

Lesson 6 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Fire your nuclear missiles? Relocate them? Disarm them? Do nothing? A strategic decision-making activity in which students role-play leaders of key countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis, determining what they would have done in response to the rapidly changing situation. Plenary: discussion of the most effective resolutions to a crisis like this. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, English, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Theoretic concepts in understanding US foreign policy

Theoretic concepts in understanding US foreign policy

This lesson is meant to help students understand the key theoretic concepts needed to understand US foreign policy. An activity is included to encourage students to critically evaluate the impact events in the realm of domestic politics have on foreign policy. The goal of this lesson is to go through the sometimes not engaging theoretic concepts that are required to understand foreign policy and this lesson can be used for students 16+, or highly motivated students in the 14-16 group. The lesson can easily be used for 45 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how long you want the activity to last. The expected learning outcomes are: Defining foreign policy; Identifying several theories that analyze foreign policy; Understanding the relationship between domestic and foreign policy; Understanding the term ''motivation gap''; Identifying key actors in creating American foreign policy; Identifying types of foreign policy goals.

By filip_kokotovic

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 4 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. This lesson enables students to learn about civil defence during the Cold War, through examining a range of historic sources, including a documentary film clip. Students can then apply their new knowledge when they create their own civil defence guide, for what to do in a contemporary disaster (nuclear or other). The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of Citizenship, History, English, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Propaganda during the Cold War

Propaganda during the Cold War

Lesson 2 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson gets students to examine pieces of propaganda used before and after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Using critical enquiry, students will then develop an understanding of how propaganda can be used today, and analyse its effects. The lesson plan includes differentiation and extension suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Lesson 1 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson enables students to learn the chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis - situating it in the context of the Cold War - by getting them to piece together the timeline in small groups. Students discuss which events were particularly significant, and could also present their timelines to the class, thus developing their critical-thinking and spoken language skills. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To view and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, and the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Lesson 2 - Erosion of Sovereignty (OCR Powers and Borders)

Lesson 2 - Erosion of Sovereignty (OCR Powers and Borders)

For OCR A Level Option D - Powers and Borders (post-2016 spec) but would work for Superpowers in Edexcel. This will take 2-3 hrs depending on class. Lesson 2 meeting the LOs: 2.1. A multitude of factors pose challenges to sovereignty and territorial integrity. • To understand that factors such as current political boundaries, TNCs, supranational institutions and political dominance of ethnic groups can cause erosion of sovereignty and the loss of territorial integrity. • Case study of one country in which sovereignty has been challenged including: cause and challenges to the government and impacts on people and place. Images used under Fair Use. Videos had to be removed due to being too big to upload - alternatives are easily available on YouTube.

By missgeo

Current Event: News Clips ~Current Event Activities~

Current Event: News Clips ~Current Event Activities~

This resource includes 8 Creative Activity prompts that students can choose to complete while watching current event video clips such as CNN 10- Student News, Fox News, Opinion pieces etc. Also included is a Graphic Organizer (worksheet) for students to complete their activities on daily.

By learningisapassion

U.S. Economics: 5 Activity Bundle

U.S. Economics: 5 Activity Bundle

Buy this bundle and save over $10 from buying these resources individually in my store! In this bundle you are purchasing the following 5 resources: Macroeconomics: Measuring the Health of the Economy Student Stations Activity This assignment is intended to be a PREVIEW or REVIEW of the 8 Macroeconomic concepts listed below, therefore students will not be completing an exhaustive study of Macroeconomics (Essential Question: How do you measure the health of the U.S. economy as a whole?). Each assignment included in this packet, is intended to be a short, concise preview or review (each activity takes about 15-20 minutes). This packet of worksheets could be used in 1 of 3 ways: Option 1: You can make a packet out of the worksheets to give to students to complete independently in 1-2 class periods prior to or after they are taught these concepts in-depth in class.Option 2: You could use each assignment as a quick warm-up activity at the start of 8 different classes, while you are teaching these concepts in-depth.Option 3: You could put students into groups of 3-4 and have them rotate to 8 stations around the room, completing the activities in 15-20 minute intervals. (1-2 class periods). I have included directions for each station if you choose to present this lesson as a “stations activity”. Preview or review.The worksheets in this packet address the following concepts/key ideas:Evaluate the economic performance of the U.S. economy “GDP”,What effect do Business Cycles have on workers and businesses?,How do inflation and the unemployment rate serve as indicators of the health of the economy?~ What makes the economy grow?,What role do taxes play in the United States’ economic success?, How big is the Federal budget and what do they spend it on?, How do decisions about spending made by the U.S. government impact the health of the economy?, How does trade affect the health of the U.S. economy and competition in international markets improve the quality of U.S. products? 19 Economics videos with Worksheets! This Economic video collection contains 19 public access video links (QR Codes and web addresses provided) and corresponding worksheets for various economic topics. Most video activities (video and worksheet) can be completed in 10 minutes or less and are perfect as warm-up activities, review activities or to supplement a lecture. Students can scan the QR Codes provided (with their free QR Code reader app on any smartphone) OR can just watch the videos on any computer with internet connection. If students do not have internet access, you can project these videos on the LCD projector and watch them as a class. ANSWER KEYS are provided. Topics include:-Gross Domestic Product-Supply, Demand, Equilibrium, Labor market, Circular Flow Model, Externalities, Demand with income effect/substitution effect, Birth of Markets, Natural resources, Mankiw’s 10 principles, Money and banks, Federal Reserve, Minimum wage debate, globalization …..And more! Understanding Demand: Student Simulation and Activities This 9 page packet includes everything you need to conduct an introductory lesson on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect. In this lesson your students will:-Participate in a class simulation to understand the Law of Demand-Watch 3 short videos on the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect while taking notes (worksheet included) Videos are free to watch on the internet.-Complete a chart in which they illustrate their understanding of the Law of Demand, Substitution Effect and Income Effect.-Create their own Demand Curve and answer critical thinking questions about their graph.-Complete a short Exit Card/Assessment writing activity.All materials included: students worksheets, handouts and step-by step teacher directions Factors of Production Student Activity This activity contains everything your students need to gain an in-depth understanding of the Factors of Production. Perfect lesson to use during a beginning Econ unit (Unit 1) where students are learning the basics of Economics. In this activity:1) Students will complete a graphic organizer, Factors of Production Chart, on the 4 Factors of Production using their classroom textbook or online resource.2) Students will then participate in a group activity in which they list all of the Factors of Production for an assigned good or service, create a poster of this information and share out with the class.3) Students will watch a video on how the Factors of Production may be affected in the future. (Video is public access on YouTube) and is 15 minutes in length. Students will answer questions about the video while watching.4) Assessment/Conclusion Activity Included.FULL LESSON, all worksheets, teacher STEP-BY-STEP directions are all included. Mankiw’s 7 Principles of Economics Student Stations Activity This 30 page lesson/power-point gives you everything you need to conduct a lesson/student activity on Mankiw’s 7 Economic Principles. The Economic Principles addressed in this lesson are: 1) People Face Tradeoffs 2) Our Choices have Costs and Benefits3) Thinking at the Margin4) Incentives are Important 5) Trade makes Everyone Better Off 6) Markets are a Good Place for Trade 7) Our Decisions have Future Consequences...In this lesson your students will 1) Create an Application Handbook that requires students to conduct an in-depth study of each of the 7 economic principles (above) while they rotate to 7 different “stations” around the classroom and complete different activities. 2) While students visit each of the 7 stations around the classroom they will be required to complete a short activity/task that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of each of the principles. (Tasks included: participating in a simulation in which they “trade” with their table partners to simulate markets, watch a short video clip from YOUTUBE to visualize different types of markets, examine 6 decisions made by an imaginary government to predict some possible unintended consequences and MORE…) each activity requires critical thinking…This lesson INCLUDES all the materials needed for the lesson/ student STATION’s and STEP-BY-STEP teacher directions! *Common Core Lesson*

By learningisapassion

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US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

This is a Power Point presentation for students aged 14+ containing 24 slides, two class activities that can easily be used for at least 2 lessons. It allows students to not only understand the term of Containment but also evaluate the differences between Strong-point and Total Containment, as well as formulate their own opinion on the topic. Learning outcomes are: Identifying why World War II started and how nationalist movements gained power in Germany and Italy; Understanding how ‘’Appeasement’’ impacted pre-WW2 Europe; Evaluating the relevance of the lack of trust between the West and the Soviet Union in developing their future relationship; Analysing the causes of the start of the Cold War; Understanding the relevance of George Kennan’s ‘’Long Telegram’’; Understanding the difference between the terms Strong-point Containment and Total Containment.

By filip_kokotovic

U.S. Government: Interest Groups & Lobbyists ~ A Video Activity ~

U.S. Government: Interest Groups & Lobbyists ~ A Video Activity ~

You are purchasing a 2 page video worksheet that corresponds with a 56 minute Free public access documentary called "Priceless" on interest groups and how they influence members of Congress. (website, link and QR code provided for video) The video is high interest and is an excellent conversation starter in U.S. Government. The video worksheet begins with a few simple background questions on interest groups and lobbying that students can answer with their class textbook or internet. These questions preview vocabulary and other concepts mentioned in the documentary. This is a great lesson to leave for a sub and it will keep your class working and engaged. Answer Key included.

By learningisapassion