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Lesson: 1960s Foreign Policy

Author: Meredith E
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 10 - 10


Students will be able to summarize the events leading up to and resulting from three U.S. foreign policy initiatives that occurred between 1960 and 1970.


Students will identify and research three U.S. foreign policy-related events (of their choosing) that occurred between 1960 and 1970. Students will write 1-2 paragraphs explaining the causes and results of the three events.


Locate reliable information on three U.S. foreign policy-related events of your choosing. You may use as many websites as you see fit. You can also use just 1 website if it has enough information. After researching these 3 events, you will write 1-2 paragraphs about each event explaining what caused it and what resulted from it.

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Message: You will need to know what the following vocabulary words mean in the context of the Cold War Era: 1. containment 2. stalemate 3. brinkmanship 4. detente 5. iron curtain
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