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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson H: From Hot to Cold War

Activator: Changes in the Postwar World, 1945-1975

Directions: Select each continent to preview some of the events from this time period.


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Classroom Activity - Changes in Postwar World

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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher’s directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • What are some common themes with the events shown from the post-war period of 1945-1965?
  • Make a prediction about what roles different countries may have played in the beginning of the Cold War.
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