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Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

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Grade 8 Social Studies - Week Three

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8th grade Social Studies

Week 3 April 20 - April 26

Weekly Packet

Theme: The Cold War
Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • list how the Cold War began.
  • describe how the Cold War changed daily life in the United States.
  • express how the policies of the Cold War led to global competition.

Lesson 1 Understanding the causes of the Cold War.
Lesson 2 Understanding events of the Cold War.
Lesson 3 Understanding effects of the Cold War.

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Politics after WWII and Cold War Tensions
Cold War, warm hearth

Independent Civic Action Project
Examine magazines, the Internet, or watch TV and scan for examples of propaganda. On notebook paper, classify the type of propaganda used in the ad, and evaluate its effectiveness. Inform others in your household.

Khan Academy – Origins of the Cold War
Khan Academy – US Cold War Interventions

History.com – Cold War & the Space Race


Capitalism: An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Arms Race: a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the US and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Communism: A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
Domino Effect:  Theory that a political event in one country (Communism) will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.

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