Discipline: Social Studies

Grade Level: 10th

Course: Advanced Placement United States History

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The Cold War
Academic
Vocabulary
To separate an intellectual whole in order to investigate and evaluate its parts; the results of such thinking.
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
An idealistic economic system that is theoretically characterized by collective ownership of property and the idea that “each one works for the benefit of each other one” in the society; also a government system in which the state owns and controls everything for the purpose of ensuring that all goods are equally shared by all the people in the state.
The accepted ways or techniques of communicating in writing, drama, literature, art, etc.
A believable or trustworthy source of information.
A conclusion or appraisal that is based on a careful evaluation.
To consider (something) in speech or writing with another person(s).
A brief literary composition focused on a particular subject; it usually presents an author’s personal point of view.
A visual representation of an idea, concept, subject, etc. used to enhance learning and the organization and recall of what is learned.
What a writer expresses and a reader understands. It is communicated by the words, phrases, and sentences that describe objects, concepts, and the context of a piece of writing.
To restate in another form or different words, often to make the meaning more clear or to reflect in one’s own words what another has already stated.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
Material that is closest to what is being studied, usually an artifact, document, recording, or interview, that was created during the time period or within the context under investigation by a person directly involved in the event.
A sober, intentional, and careful consideration.
Something that relates to the subject under consideration.
Scholarly investigation or careful study for the purpose of presenting accurate and detailed information about a topic, person, and so on.
The way something is said, expressed, performed, or completed; it is the unique way of communicating that sets a person, piece of writing, speech, etc. a part from others.
To list or review the main points.
The ongoing state of political, economic, and military tension between governments promoting communism and those, such as the United States, who promote a democratic form of government; it occurred after World War II and lasted (officially) until 1991.
The main idea, subject, or topic.
The way something is expressed to convey mood or emotion. For example, changes in pitch to communicate different meanings.
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