LP – Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War Essential Question:  Is it more accurate to describe Ho Chi Minh as a nationalist or a communist? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH2, WHST1, WHST2 Introduction: From Matthew Masur, “Nationalism, Communism, and the Vietnam War,” in Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War, ed. John Tully, Brad Austin, and Matthew […]

LP – The Space Race

The Space Race Essential Question: Was the Space Race About Space? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH6, WHST1 Introduction: Several sites will help teachers refresh memories about the space race: http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0900/stories/0901_0105.html http://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/sputorig.html Objectives: Students will debate the nature of the Space Race in four teams, using evidence to support their position on two questions: Was the […]

LP – How “Cold” Was the Cold War?

How “Cold” was the Cold War? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH6, RH8, WHST1, WHST8, WHST9 Introduction In teaching the history of the Cold War at both the university and secondary levels, many teachers shroud the complexities of the Cold War in hyperbole. Students often fail to understand that conflict between the two superpowers would not […]