LP – Reagan and the End of the Cold War

Ronald Reagan and the End of the Cold War Common Core Standards: RH1, RH2, WHST2 Introduction Students study Ronald Reagan in a variety of important contexts. Students of twentieth-century history study the “Great Communicator” as the voice of the conservative renaissance that took hold of the Western world in 1979; students of American history study […]

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.  […]

A New Cold War at the Water’s Edge?

An essential rule for politicians: always make sure the microphone is off.  On March 26 at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Barack Obama was overheard discussing missile defence with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. With an open mic, Obama told Medvedev “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”[1] Russia currently […]