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COLD WAR COMPARISON EXCERCISE

KOREAN WAR





  • Provide a synopsis of the Korean War

    • Some guiding questions to consider: how did it start? Why did it start? Why was it an issue? Etc.

  • Explain how this was a “proxy” war. Who were the powers and which side were they on?

  • Analyze America’s role and stand on the war. How did the President view this war? What about the citizens? Other members of the American government? Other countries?

  • Create a fishbone timeline of the major events. Explain why it was significant. How did it contribute to the escalation of the war?

  • What was the end result of the war? What did it accomplish or what did it fail to accomplish?

  • Evaluate the importance of this war and how it is a reflection of the Cold War era. (role of the Korean War in the scheme of the Cold War)

  • Provide a “reflection tree” as a summary/review for your peers.

On the last day or presentations, you will write a mini-essay comparing your presentation to that of another group. In your essay, you will need to include the similarities and differences of the situation (drawing correlations). You will also be required to explain the significance of the situation and how it contributes to the Cold War and Brinkmanship.




VIETNAM WAR





  • Provide a synopsis of the VIETNAM War

    • Some guiding questions to consider: how did it start? Why did it start? Why was it an issue? Etc.

  • Explain how this was a “proxy” war. Who were the powers and which side were they on?

  • Analyze America’s role and stand on the war. How did the President view this war? What about the citizens? Other members of the American government? Other countries?

  • Create a fishbone timeline of the major events. Explain why it was significant. How did it contribute to the escalation of the war?

  • What was the end result of the war? What did it accomplish or what did it fail to accomplish?

  • Evaluate the importance of this war and how it is a reflection of the Cold War era. (role of the Vietnam War in the scheme of the Cold War)

  • Provide a “reflection tree” as a summary/review for your peers.

    • Storms = bad/negative instances that influences the problem

    • Energy = possible solutions to help the problem

    • Fruit = consequences of the problem

    • Pests = things stopping possible solutions to the problem

    • Roots = how the problem grew/manifested

    • Beliefs = how the problem escalated

    • Other trees = other things influencing the problem

    • Cactus = an indirect cause of the problem but a correlation could be drawn



On the last day or presentations, you will write a mini-essay comparing your presentation to that of another group. In your essay, you will need to include the similarities and differences of the situation (drawing correlations). You will also be required to explain the significance of the situation and how it contributes to the Cold War and Brinkmanship.




THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR


  • Provide a synopsis of the Soviet-Afghan War

    • Some guiding questions to consider: how did it start? Why did it start? Why was it an issue? Etc.

  • Explain how this was a “proxy” war. Who were the powers and which side were they on?

  • Analyze America’s role and stand on the war. How did the President view this war? What about the citizens? Other members of the American government? Other countries?

  • Create a fishbone timeline of the major events. Explain why it was significant. How did it contribute to the escalation of the war?

  • What was the end result of the war? What did it accomplish or what did it fail to accomplish?

  • Evaluate the importance of this war and how it is a reflection of the Cold War era. (role of the Soviet-Afghan War in the scheme of the Cold War)

  • Provide a “reflection tree” as a summary/review for your peers.

    • Storms = bad/negative instances that influences the problem

    • Energy = possible solutions to help the problem

    • Fruit = consequences of the problem

    • Pests = things stopping possible solutions to the problem

    • Roots = how the problem grew/manifested

    • Beliefs = how the problem escalated

    • Other trees = other things influencing the problem

    • Cactus = an indirect cause of the problem but a correlation could be drawn

On the last day or presentations, you will write a mini-essay comparing your presentation to that of another group. In your essay, you will need to include the similarities and differences of the situation (drawing correlations). You will also be required to explain the significance of the situation and how it contributes to the Cold War and Brinkmanship.



IRANIAN REVOLUTION





  • Provide a synopsis of the Iranian Revolution

    • Some guiding questions to consider: how did it start? Why did it start? Why was it an issue? Etc.

  • Explain how this was a “proxy” war. Who were the powers and which side were they on?

  • Analyze America’s role and stand on the war. How did the President view this war? What about the citizens? Other members of the American government? Other countries?

  • What was the importance of the hostage crisis?

  • Create a fishbone timeline of the major events. Explain why it was significant. How did it contribute to the escalation of the war?

  • What was the end result of the war? What did it accomplish or what did it fail to accomplish?

  • Evaluate the importance of this war and how it is a reflection of the Cold War era. (role of the Soviet-Afghan War in the scheme of the Cold War)

  • Provide a “reflection tree” as a summary/review for your peers.

    • Storms = bad/negative instances that influences the problem

    • Energy = possible solutions to help the problem

    • Fruit = consequences of the problem

    • Pests = things stopping possible solutions to the problem

    • Roots = how the problem grew/manifested

    • Beliefs = how the problem escalated

    • Other trees = other things influencing the problem

    • Cactus = an indirect cause of the problem but a correlation could be drawn

On the last day or presentations, you will write a mini-essay comparing your presentation to that of another group. In your essay, you will need to include the similarities and differences of the situation (drawing correlations). You will also be required to explain the significance of the situation and how it contributes to the Cold War and Brinkmanship.


THE MIDDLE EAST & US SUPPORT FOR ISREAL





  • Provide a synopsis of the conflict in the Middle East

    • Some guiding questions to consider: how did it start? Why did it start? Why was it an issue? Etc.

  • Explain how this was a “proxy” war. Who were the powers and which side were they on?

  • Analyze America’s role and stand on the war. How did the President view this war? What about the citizens? Other members of the American government? Other countries?

  • What were the main reasons in the American’s decision to support Israel?

  • Create a fishbone timeline of the major events. Explain why it was significant. How did it contribute to the escalation of the war?

  • What was the end result of the war? What did it accomplish or what did it fail to accomplish?

  • Evaluate the importance of this issue and how it can be reflection of the Cold War era. (role of the Soviet-Afghan War in the scheme of the Cold War)

  • Summarize the situation now in Israel and American involvement.

  • Provide a “reflection tree” as a summary/review for your peers.

    • Storms = bad/negative instances that influences the problem

    • Energy = possible solutions to help the problem

    • Fruit = consequences of the problem

    • Pests = things stopping possible solutions to the problem

    • Roots = how the problem grew/manifested

    • Beliefs = how the problem escalated

    • Other trees = other things influencing the problem

    • Cactus = an indirect cause of the problem but a correlation could be drawn

On the last day or presentations, you will write a mini-essay comparing your presentation to that of another group. In your essay, you will need to include the similarities and differences of the situation (drawing correlations). You will also be required to explain the significance of the situation and how it contributes to the Cold War and Brinkmanship.


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