Monday, 11 May 2015

History 12-1: Summary of the intro to the Cold War and the Korean War

Today we began by debriefing Chapter 13 in DeMarco - specifically Ex 3-6. We also reviewed Friday's lesson by debriefing Falk's Ex# 3. By now you should have a strong understanding of the three-pronged USA foreign policy: Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NSC 68 (including NATO).

Next, we watched the BBC's 20th Century History episode titled "Cold War Confrontation" to summarize all that we have learned about the Cold War to date. The second half of the video discussed the Korean War: when it finished we shared "bullet notes" and then used a PPT to deepen the discussion. I asked that you compete Falk's Ex #5 on the Korean War for homework.

Remember that the UN Security Council only
ratified Resolution 68 because the USSR was not
present for the vote (they were boycotting the Council
because the "wrong" China was sitting in the Security Council

The "war" is still technically not resolved
(only an armistice has been signed)

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