IB History HL-2 Lesson Plan

Dates: 31 August to 4 September

Unit: The Cold War in the Americas, 1945-79.

Essential Questions: What are the implications for the policy of Containment in the Americas? How did the rise (and subsequent fall) of McCarthyism affect the domestic and foreign policies of the United States. How did the onset of the Cold War (described by Gaddis as “the return of fear”) impact the society and culture of the United States?

Actions
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Friday
Instructional Goals
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Content
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Procedures Students should have finalized their working groups for the Unit. Once complete, working groups should identify the content they will cover for this Unit. Meetings with Working Groups. Library/research time for pre-approved Students and Working Groups Complete Meetings with Working Groups. Establish a schedule for 1st round of Deliverables and corresponding Rubrics. Review 3 to 4 articles bookmarked here for background material for Friday’s discussion: the Honduran Constitutional Crisis (2009)

Current Events Friday: Honduran Constitutional Crisis (2009)

Assessments
Writing Varied; Depending on Learning Contract Objectives Varied; Depending on Learning Contract Objectives Varied; Depending on Learning Contract Objectives Varied; Depending on Learning Contract Objectives
Additional Notes
Students should reference the Learning Contract documents on Gleektopia, as well as their Course Syllabus Students should reference the Learning Contract documents on Gleektopia, as well as their Course Syllabus Students should reference the Learning Contract documents on Gleektopia, as well as their Course Syllabus Students should reference the Learning Contract documents on Gleektopia, as well as their Course Syllabus

Skills

  1. ✓ Recall and select relevant historical knowledge
  2. ✓ Demonstrate an understanding of historical processes: cause and effect; continuity and change
  3. ✓ Understand historical sources (SL/HL paper 1)
  4. ✓ Deploy detailed, in-depth knowledge (HL paper 3)
  5. ✓ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific historical topic (IA)
  6. ❑ Deploy historical knowledge as evidence
  7. ✓ Show awareness of different approaches to, and interpretations of, historical issues and events
  8. ✓ Compare and contrast historical sources as evidence (SL/HL paper 1)
  9. ✓ Present a summary of evidence (IA)
  10. ✓ Evaluate different approaches to, and interpretations of, historical issues and events
  11. ✓ Evaluate historical sources as evidence (SL/HL paper 1 and IA)
  12. ✓ Evaluate and synthesize evidence from both historical sources and background knowledge (SL/HL paper 1)
  13. ✓ Develop critical commentary using the evidence base (SL/HL paper 2 and HL paper 3)
  14. ❑ Synthesize by integrating evidence and critical commentary (HL paper 3)
  15. ✓ Present an analysis of a summary of evidence (IA)

❑Demonstrate the ability to structure an essay answer, using evidence to support relevant, balanced and focused historical arguments (SL/HL paper 2 and HL paper 3)
❑Demonstrate evidence of research skills, organization and referencing (IA)

Content

  1. Truman: containment and its implications for the Americas; the rise of McCarthyism and its effects on domestic and foreign policies of the United States; the Cold War and its impact on society and culture
  2. Korean War and the United States and the Americas: reasons for participation; military developments; diplomatic and political outcomes
  3. Eisenhower and Dulles: New Look and its application; characteristics and reasons for the policy; repercussions for the regionU
  4. United States’ involvement in Vietnam: the reasons for, and nature of, the involvement at different stages; domestic effects and the end of the war
  5. United States’ foreign policies from Kennedy to Carter: the characteristics of, and reasons for, policies; implications for the region: Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress; Nixon’s covert operations and Chile; Carter’s quest for human rights and the Panama Canal Treaty
  6. Cold War in either Canada or one Latin American country: reasons for foreign and domestic policies and their implementation

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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