LP – Nixon and China

Nixon Goes to China Common Core Standards: RH1, RH2, RH6, WHST1, WHST2 Connections: This lesson can be used as part of a broader examination of 20th century China, particularly related to the significance of the Mao era and its lasting effects.  This lesson can also be used to analyze China’s economic growth and corresponding social […]

LP – The United States and Iran: A Troubled History

The United States and Iran: A Troubled Past Common Core Standards: RH2, RH6, WHST1 Connections: This lesson can be used as part of a larger unit related to twentieth century issues and conflicts in the Middle East.  The lesson can also be relevant for a sociological and/or psychological examination of propaganda techniques and their impact.  […]

Middle East Conflagration to Come? A Changing U.S. Role?

A generation ago, Israeli and Egyptian leadership worked to lesson tensions in the volatile Middle East. Israel’s PM Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat back in the 1970s realized that “jaw-jaw” was better than “war-war” in Churchill’s words. Since then (with the exception of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993) there has been a dearth […]