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 – 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 – 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 […]