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Harry Truman and the Truman Doctrine

Students will learn about the conditions in Greece and Turkey during the Cold War and learn about Truman's response through the Truman Doctrine
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Atomic Bomb: August 6, 1945

Students will examine motives for dropping the atomic bomb and then evaluate the decisions made.
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Harry Truman and the Potsdam Conference

President Truman recalls many of the successes and problems of the Potsdam Conference and the postwar world in his diary entries and letters to his wife, Bess Wallace Truman. Students are given the opportunity to examine these unique documents and argue about their validity as primary sources while learning about the Potsdam Conference.
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Presidential Campaign of 1948: Using Political Cartoons

The Truman administration was no stranger to the sneers and jeers of political cartoonists. Facing such controversial issues as the desegregation of the armed forces, dropping of the atomic bomb, the cold war, the fair deal, the Republican takeover of Congress, and the 1948 presidential campaign, political and editorial cartoons were commonplace. President Truman, no matter how scathing, always professed a fondness for the cartoons and became an avid collector of them in his post-presidential years.
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Berlin Airlift Primary Source Activity

This activity asks students to review online materials related to the Berlin Airlift and to investigate the site to complete their activities. 
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Changes for the Ages: WWI Technology & Its Impact

Students, in groups, will research various new technologies in World War I.
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You're the Author: WWI Propaganda Creation Project

Students will view a variety of examples of WWI propaganda posters and discuss their message and why they were important for the war effort.
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Missouri's role in WWI

Students will conduct a local history project for WWI. They will create a presentation about Missouri’s role in WWI.
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War: is it worth it?

Students have to decide if WWI is worth fighting for and put themselves in that time period and figure out what they are willing to fight for.
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How did the Flu Epidemic of 1918 change the World?

To gain a wider understanding of the Flu Epidemic and how it affected America.
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