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20TH CENTURY HISTORY UNIT 2 A0S1 UNIT PLANNER

Week.
1
11JUL
to
15JUL

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Significant features of
the peace conferences
at Yalta and Potsdam.
- Re-drawing of
borders.
- Loss of territory
and population.
- The tensions
between Truman
and Stalin over the
treatment of
Germany.
The establishment and
goals of the United
Nations.
- Human rights,
economic and
social issues.
Key Skills.
Use questions to
shape historical
inquiry into the causes
of the Cold War.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Historical Significance.
Perspectives.
Content.
Glossary of terms:
- Nationalism.
- National selfdetermination.
- Decolonisation.
- Glasnost.
- Perestroika.
- Solidarity.
- Internationalism.
Overview of end WWII
Key figures, dates,
events.
- Potsdam.
- Yalta.
- UN.

Pedagogies.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- End of WWII in Europe.
o Key events, dates,
consequences.
o Changing relationship
with Britain (US &
AUS).
- Peace Conferences.
o Yalta, Potsdam.
o US & USSR relations.
- Creation of UN.

Alpha History:
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/post-war-divisions/

Exit card: students


will have to write
down what they
believe to be the
most significant
event or policy
from the end of
WWII that lead to
the start of the
Cold War.

Activities.
- Research key terms and enter
them into a glossary (H/W).
- Cause and
consequence/significance
activity.
o Mapping the end of
WWII to the
beginning of the Cold
War.
- Comparison Task Jigsaw
Potsdam/Yalta.
o USA, UK, USSR.
o Split class into 3
groups, each one
looking into political,
economic and other
key agendas in the

END OF WWII
-TCH: 1945-2000 (HTAV). After
the War Creating a New Order
pp.12-26.

http://digitalarchive.wilsoncente
r.org/collection/27/cold-warorigins
http://digitalarchive.wilsoncente
r.org/collection/84/unitedstates-soviet-relations

PEACE CONFERENCES
Yalta
http://www.historylearningsite.c
o.uk/world-war-two/the-warconferences/the-yalta-warconference/
https://www.britannica.com/ev
ent/Yalta-Conference
https://history.state.gov/milesto
nes/1937-1945/yalta-conf

negotiations and
proceedings in
regards to the
superpowers.
o Then Jigsaw and
share information.
Class Discussions.

Potsdam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/w
w2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles
/nonflash/a1144829.shtml
https://www.britannica.com/ev
ent/Potsdam-Conference
http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/
how-the-potsdam-conferenceshaped-the-future-of-post-wareurope
UN
-TCH: 1945-2000 (HTAV). After
the War Creating a New Order
pp.32-36

Week.
2
18JUL
to
22JUL

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
The economic,
political and social
characteristics of the
USSR (Communism)
and the USA
(Capitalism).
The significance to the
Cold War and Soviet
American relationship
of important events.
Key Skills.
Use questions to
shape historical
inquiry into the causes
of the Cold War.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Explain the beliefs and
values reflected in
ideologies of the
period.

Concepts/Content.

Pedagogies.

Concepts.
Historical Significance.

Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Origins of communism &
capitalism.
Content.
o Industrial Rev,
Overview Cold War.
Bourgeoisie, Marx &
- Key dates, events,
Engles.
policies, people, etc.
o Difference between
- Communism V
Communism &
capitalism.
Totalitarianism/Dictatorsh
- Lenin & Stalin.
ips.
o Dictatorship - Overview of Cold War America v
v utopia.
USSR.
o Leaders, events, wars, etc.
Activities.
- Living Graph timeline.
o Events in Cold War.
- Comparison tables: Communism V
Capitalism.
o Key figures.
o Political, economic, social
aspects.
o Industry, trade, etc.
- Jigsaw activity: Students to
investigate a topic, answer
questions and Jigsaw to share
their findings.
Iron Curtain
speech.
Berlin Blockade.
Truman Doctrine.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

COMMUNISM HA10
(Jacaranda): Communism
Dream or nightmare? Pp.
18-19.

Living graph will be


a formative for this
week.

http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/communist-russia/
CAPITALISM
http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/capitalist-america/
BERLIN BLOCKADE - TCH:
1945-2000 (HTAV). The Cold
War pp.52-53
http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/berlin-blockade/
IRON CURTAIN - TCH: 19452000 (HTAV). After the War
Creating a New Order
pp.38
http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/iron-curtain/
TRUMAN DOCTRINE - TCH:
1945-2000 (HTAV). The Cold
War pp.49-52.
http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/truman-doctrine/

KWL chart on the


Cold War.
Students will also
be given a handout
outlining how to
correctly structure
an historical essay.
Handout will
include key
information on
quoting, dates,
TEEL structure,
signposting, etc.
This will be used
various times over
the unit as practice
and drafting for the
SAC.

Marshal Plan.
What is it, important
aspects, key events
leading up to it,
importance in the
evolution of the Cold War,
etc.

MARSHAL PLAN - TCH:


1945-2000 (HTAV). After the
War Creating a New Order
pp.39-40
http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/marshall-plan/
OVERVIEW COLD WAR TCH: 1945-2000 (HTAV).
After the War Creating a
New Order pp.37-41.
https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=y9HjvHZfCUI

Mon 18: VET Cluster Day (may possibly interfere with period 1 & 2).
Girls & Boys soccer 9am-12pm.

Week.
3
25JUL
to
29JUL

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
The significant
features of the Cold
War.
- Development of
alliances.
- Propaganda.
- Sport.
- Popular culture.
Key Skills.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Explain the beliefs and
values reflected in
ideologies of the
period.
Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.
Compare historical
interpretations of Cold
War events.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Evidence.
Historical Significance.
Cause & Consequence.
Ethical Dimensions.
Perspectives.
Content.
Effects on Western Soil.
- Red Terror (pinkies).
- McCarthyism,
Hollywood Ten.
- Popular Culture.

Pedagogies.
Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Effects.
o Policies.
o McCarthyism & scapegoating
period.
o Popular culture.
Films, television, etc.
Activities.
- Source analysis of various political
propaganda in US during the Cold War.
o McCarthyism.
o Film & TV.
Trumbo, Arthur Miller,
Crucible, Streetcar Named
Desire, Elia Kazan, On The
Waterfront, etc.
o HUAC & Anti-communist policies.
- Historical Inquiry.
o HUAC & the Hollywood Ten.
o Effects of anti-communist policies
on everyday people.
o

Resources.
McCARTHYISM TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold
War pg. 58
http://www.coldwa
r.org/articles/50s/s
enatorjosephmccar
thy.asp
http://www.history
.com/topics/coldwar/josephmccarthy
http://alphahistory.
com/coldwar/josep
h-mccarthy/
http://alphahistory.
com/coldwar/coldwar-documents/
https://www.youtu
be.com/watch?v=n
JzV6-wJ3SQ
https://www.youtu
be.com/watch?v=lT
gt0tGS8YY

Assessment(s).
Tweet: students
have to sum up a
McCarthy opinion
or a victims opinion
on HUAC and the
idea of Reds under
the bed in 140
characters.
For context
students will be
shown tweets from
key figures such as
Donald Trump,
Barack Obama, and
ordinary peoples
tweets about
Brexit, Australian
political campaign,
etc.
DBQ on a
document:
students will have
to answer the
question in
paragraph form.

Week.
4
1AUG
to
5AUG

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
The significant
features of the Cold
War.
- Development of
alliances.
- The arms race.
- Propaganda.
- Espionage.
Key Skills.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Explain the beliefs and
values reflected in
ideologies of the
period.
Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.
Compare historical
interpretations of Cold
War events.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Perspective.
Historical Significance.
Cause & Consequence.
Content.
Space Race & Arms
Race.
Espionage.
Anti-Communist
sentiment.

Pedagogies.
Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Significant.
o Anti-communist
sentiment.
Red terror,
domino
theory etc.
o Espionage.
o Space race, arms
race.
Activities.
- Source Analysis.
o Analysis of images
and videos.
- Timeline activity.
o Key dates and events
in the space race and
arms race.
- Analysis/Discussion of TV &
Film in relation to the
increase in espionage due to
the Cold War.
o Bond, Get Smart,
Man from U.N.C.L.E,
Dr Strangelove, etc.

Resources.
ARMS RACE - TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold War pp.59-60
SPACE RACE - TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold War pp.65-66.
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/space-race/
DOMINO THEORY
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=Y2IcmLkuhG0
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/domino-theory/
RED TERROR
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=5YDYfByEPAY
https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=g_DaMKUP3Og
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/reds-under-the-bed/
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/cold-war-propaganda/
ESPIONAGE
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/espionage/

Assessment(s).
Source analysis
task: Linker
research.
Paragraph:
students will write
a 250-300 word
paragraph on the
importance of
McCarthy in
pushing the AntiCommunist agenda
OR the Space/Arms
race and its impact
on the
development of
the Cold War.

Week.
5
8AUG
to
12AUG

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Key Skills.
Explain the historical
significance of
particular Cold War
conflicts.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Continuity & Change.
Historical Significance.
Evidence.
Ethical Dimensions.
Content.
Overview of other
satellite wars and their
importance in the
progression of the Cold
War.

Pedagogies.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Vietnam.
- Korea.
- USSR & China, Hungary,
Czechoslovakia.
- US & Guatemala, Argentina, Chile.
- Suez Crisis, Berlin Crisis.

KOREA - TCH: 1945-2000


(HTAV). The Cold War
pp.56-57.

Activities.
- LOTUS Diagram Jigsaw.
o Students will take on one of
the above dot points,
research and fill out a lotus
square. They will then Jigsaw
various times in pairs to
share their information.
- Ethical Dimensions activity.
o Discussion on the ethics of
the USA and USSR
involvement in these wars.

US - TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold War
pp.70-72.

Paragraph:
students will write
a 250-300 word
paragraph on the
importance of one
of the satellite
wars/civil wars and
its impact on the
development of
the Cold War.

Construct arguments
about the nature of
particular social and
cultural movements
using primary sources
and historical
interpretations as
evidence.
Mon 8: Marymede Mission Day.
Fri 12: Mass @ St Patricks Cathedral Melbourne (lose period 5).

USSR - TCH: 1945-2000


(HTAV). The Cold War
pp.60-62.

VIETNAM - TCH: 19452000 (HTAV). New


Nations: Decolonization
pp.102-107.

BERLIN CRISIS
http://alphahistory.com/
coldwar/berlin-crisis/

Week.
6
15AUG
to
19AUG

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Events in Cuba such as
the Cuban Revolution,
the Bay of Pigs
invasion, the Cuban
missile crisis, and
outcomes and
consequences for
Cuba and for
superpower
relationships.
Key Skills.
Explain the historical
significance of
particular Cold War
conflicts.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Evidence.
Historical Significance.
Perspectives.
Continuity & Change.
Content.
Cuba.
- Background to
communist Cuba.
- Batista, Guevara,
Castro.
- Revolution.
- Attempts on
Castros life.

Explain the beliefs and


values reflected in
ideologies of the
period.
Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.
Compare historical
interpretations of Cold
War events.
Mon 15: Senior Boys Soccer ALL DAY.

Pedagogies.
Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Batistas Cuba & the Cuban revolution.
- Castro and the CIA.
Activities.
- Historical Inquiry Jigsaw.
o Assassination attempts on Castro.
- Source Analysis: Continuity & Change.
o Batista V Castro Cuba.
o Various images, documents,
propaganda, and perspectives
from both the Cuban & US
viewpoints.
- Concept Map/PMIQ Chart.
o Communist Cuba.

Resources.
REVOLUTION TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold
War pp.63-65.
CASTRO
http://alphahistory.
com/coldwar/fidelcastro/
CHE GUEVERA TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold
War pg. 71
CUBA
http://digitalarchiv
e.wilsoncenter.org/
collection/82/cuba
n-foreign-relations

Assessment(s).
Exit Card: what
method would you
use to assassinate
Castro? The
weirder the
better!!
DBQ on a
document:
students will have
to answer the
question in
paragraph form
and their pieced
will be peerassessed and
feedback given in
class.

Week.
7
22AUG
to
26AUG

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Events in Cuba such as
the Cuban Revolution,
the Bay of Pigs
invasion, the Cuban
missile crisis, and
outcomes and
consequences for
Cuba and for
superpower
relationships.
Key Skills.
Explain the historical
significance of
particular Cold War
conflicts.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Cause & Consequence.
Evidence.
Historical Significance.
Content.
Cuba.
- JFK.
- Bay of Pigs.
- Cuban Missile Crisis.

Pedagogies.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Bay of Pigs.
- JFK & Cuban Missile Crisis.

MISSILE CRISIS - TCH: 19452000 (HTAV). The Cold War


pp.63-65.

PMIQ Chart: Cuban


Missile Crisis.

Activities.
- Timeline Activity: Bay of Pigs.
o Outline the events leading
up to and directly
resulting from the Bay of
Pigs.
- Timeline Activity: Cuban Missile
Crisis.
o Outline the events leading
up to and directly
resulting from the Missile
Crisis.
- Source Analysis.
o Decoding image puzzle.

http://alphahistory.com/col
dwar/cuban-missile-crisis/

Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.

Paragraph: 250-300
words on EITHER
- Americas
involvement in
http://digitalarchive.wilsonc
Cuban
enter.org/collection/31/cub
revolution a
an-missile-crisis
good or bad
thing, how did
JFK
it influence the
http://alphahistory.com/col
progression of
dwar/john-f-kennedy/
the Cold War?
OR
BAY OF PIGS
- Bay of
https://www.britannica.co
Pigs/Missile
m/event/Bay-of-PigsCrisis in the
invasion
development
of the Cold
http://www.jfklibrary.org/JF
War.
K/JFK-in-History/The-Bayof-Pigs.aspx
http://www.history.com/to
pics/cold-war/bay-of-pigsinvasion

Mon 22: Year 11 Retreat (lose period 1 & 2).


Fri 26: Assembly period 5 CLASS MOVED TO TUESDAY P2 STILL LOSE IT DUE TO RETREAT

Week.
8
29AUG
to 2SEP

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Influences that
contributed to the end
of the Cold War.
Key Skills.
Explain the historical
significance of
particular Cold War
conflicts.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Explain the causes of
end of the Cold War.
Analyse the
perspectives of people
from this period.
Compare historical
interpretations of Cold
War events.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Historical Significance.
Change & Continuity.
Cause & Consequence.
Perspective.
Evidence.
Content.
End of the Cold War.
- Dtente between
USA and USSR.
- Raegan &
Gorbachev.
- Satellite states.
- Fall of Berlin Wall.
- Fall of USSR.

Pedagogies.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- End of the Cold War.
o Dtente, Raegan &
Gorbachev.
o USSR Satellite states,
Berlin Wall, Fall of
Soviet Union

http://digitalarchive.wilsoncente
r.org/collection/84/unitedstates-soviet-relations

Students will use


the handout given
in week 2 and a
skeleton planning
handout to plan an
essay. This will
then be assessed
and given feedback
for the student to
use in the
development on a
draft.

Activities
- Source Analysis.
o Images, propaganda
and documents from
the time.
- Venn diagram on Raegan &
Gorbachev.
- History as a car trip activity.
o Students have to
identify factors that
slowed down or sped
up the progression of
the Cold War.
o What do they identify
as slowing
down/speeding up?
Do they see closer to
an end as speeding
up or slowing down?
o Based on the idea
that any number of
factors can slow
down or speed up a

DTENTE - TCH: 1945-2000


(HTAV). The Cold War pg. 73.
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/detente/
AFGHANISTAN - TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold War pp.74-75.
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/soviets-in-afghanistan/
GORBACHEV - TCH: 1945-2000
(HTAV). The Cold War pg. 76
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/glasnost-and-perestroika/
RAEGAN
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/ronald-reagan/
USSR SATELLITE STATES - TCH:
1945-2000 (HTAV). The Cold War
pp. 76-78.

car trip (rest stop, flat


tyre, police
interference, traffic
jam, etc.)
Thinking Hat task: Causes for
the end of the Cold War.
o Students will discuss
the end of the Cold
War and the fall of
the USSR under the
guise of the various
Thinking Hats.
Timeline Task: Students will
order on a timeline the main
conflicts/events in the Cold
War and label them as short
term, long term or trigger
causes for the Cold War.
Perspectives and Source
Analysis.
Various sources from the key
events of the end of the Cold
War.

END OF COLD WAR - TCH: 19452000 (HTAV). A New World


Order pp.202-204.
http://digitalarchive.wilsoncente
r.org/collection/37/end-of-thecold-war
BERLIN WALL
http://alphahistory.com/coldwar
/fall-of-the-berlin-wall/
http://digitalarchive.wilsoncente
r.org/collection/156/berlin-wall
REUNIFICATION OF GERMANY
http://www.coldwar.org/articles
/90s/reunification_of_germany.
asp
https://www.britannica.com/pla
ce/Germany/The-reunificationof-Germany

Week.
9
12SEP
to
16SEP

Key Knowledge/
Key Skills.
Key Knowledge.
Key Skills.
Explain the historical
significance of
particular Cold War
conflicts.
Explain continuity and
change in the nature
of the Cold War over
the period.
Explain the causes of
end of the Cold War.
Construct arguments
about the nature of
particular social and
cultural movements
using primary sources
and historical
interpretations as
evidence.

Concepts/Content.
Concepts.
Historical Significance.
Change & Continuity.
Cause & Consequence.
Conten.t
Aftermath/
repercussions.
- War in Middle East.
- War on terror.
- Social, political,
cultural, economic,
technological
changes.
- Putin & Obama.

Pedagogies.
Mini Lectures/PowerPoints.
- Advancements due to the cold war.
o Technology, science, math, etc.
- USA & USSR today.
o Obama & Putin.
o Rising tensions.
o Influence in the world.
Activities.
- Using a chart or graphic organiser to
categorise the changes that occurred in
the world as a result of the Cold War.
- Hot Air Balloon debate.
o Same as the falling plane
game, students have to choose
4 people to save from the key
leaders in the Cold War, who
would you save and why.

Resources.

Assessment(s).

ADVANCEMENTS
-HA10 (Jacaranda):
Since WWII pp.
108-111.

SAC: p1&2
Mondays class.
SAC will be an
essay in response
to a prompt.
Student will most
likely be given 100
minutes to
complete this essay
and will need to
demonstrate
content & concept
knowledge as well
as use historical
interpretations and
perspectives to
support their
arguments.
Word limit TBC.
Cheat sheet TBC.