HL2 Gleek at a Glance 19 to 23 October

Learning Objectives
This section focuses on the development and impact of the Cold War on the region. Most of the second half of the 20th century was dominated by the global conflict of the Cold War. Within the Americas, some countries were closely allied to the United States and some took sides reluctantly. Many remained neutral or sought to avoid involvement in Cold War struggles. A few, influenced by the Cuban Revolution, instituted socialist governments. No nation, however, escaped the pressures of the Cold War, which had a significant impact on the domestic and foreign policies of the countries of the region.

  • 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
  • Korean War and the United States and the Americas: reasons for participation; military developments; diplomatic and political outcomes
  • Eisenhower and Dulles: New Look and its application; characteristics and reasons for the policy; repercussions for the region
  • United States’ involvement in Vietnam: the reasons for, and nature of, the involvement at different stages; domestic effects and the end of the war
  • 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
  • Cold War in either Canada or one Latin American country: reasons for foreign and domestic policies and their implementation

Essential Questions

  • What were the common themes of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations with respect to Vietnam?
  • How effective was Operation Rolling Thunder to furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives during the Vietnam War?
  • What were the variety of anti-communist actions taking by the United States in Asia between 1945-1953?
  • How did the personalities of Johnson & Nixon impact their decision-making during the Vietnam War?
  • How did MacArthur and Truman’s worldviews differ with respect to the Korean War?
  • In what ways did U.S. foreign policy towards Vietnam make the war “unwinable”?
  • What were the diplomatic and military connections between the United States and the Pinochet regime?
  • “What to Read on Vietnam” (Annotated Bibliography; Primary & Secondary sources)
  • “What to Read on McCarthyism” (Annotated Bibliography; Primary & Secondary sources)
  • How did the Kennedy and Carter administrations direct U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America?
  • How did differences in the ideology of U.S. presidents affect U.S. policy towards events in the Korean peninsula?
  • What impact did the Berlin Crisis have on U.S. deterrence policy during the Eisenhower & Kennedy administrations?

Monday

  • Essential Questions: Student-specific research questions
  • Content: Student-determined
  • Procedures: Use class time to work on Major Assessments
  • Assessments: Final Papers/Projects due to Turnitin.com by 23 October.

Tuesday

  • Essential Questions: Student-specific research questions
  • Content: Student-determined
  • Procedures: Use class time to work on Major Assessments
  • Assessments: Final Papers/Projects due to Turnitin.com by 23 October.

Thursday

  • Essential Questions: Student-specific research questions
  • Content: Student-determined
  • Procedures: Use class time to work on Major Assessments
  • Assessments: Final Papers/Projects due to Turnitin.com by 23 October.

Friday

  • Essential Questions: Student-specific research questions
  • Content: Student-determined
  • Procedures: Use class time to work on Major Assessments
  • Assessments: Final Papers/Projects due to Turnitin.com by 23 October. No Exceptions or Extensions; I need the weekend to grade all the papers before the next round of HL1 & SL1 exams next week.

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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