Communism: 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.

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The Cold War
The Cold War

Students will read primary sources to help gain understanding of the Cold War from 1945 to 1975. Major themes explored in the unit include political decisions and actions of the U.S. and foreign governments, military strategies, and reactions of American Society. Students will use the knowledge of the time period and evidence from primary source documents to write a rough draft of an argumentation essay in response to the teaching task. Students will complete the teaching task in preparation for a final classroom assessment task. Students will learn most of the content first and complete the literacy module at the end of the unit.

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