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Primary Source Analysis

The Fall of Saigon

Students explore and analyze artifacts in the Vietnam Traveling Trunk
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U.S Foreign Policy and the United Nations

Students will be analyzing two political cartoons featuring the United Nations (one from the Korean War-Truman administration and one from the War in the Persian Gulf-circa Bush 41 administration). After independent analysis, students will pair up or join small groups and share analysis and then discuss two questions about U.S. foreign policy decisions concerning the two events and the Presidential choices made about when and how to involve the U.S. in war. 
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Iran Hostage Crisis (1979-1981)

The students will read primary source documents related to the Iranian Hostage Crisis and, as advisors to President Carter, make recommendations about how he should respond.
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LBJ Diaries

Students are required to analyze the presidential diaries of Lyndon B. Johnson. Research is combined with analysis to identify people and groups mentioned in the diary.
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Korean War

Individual lesson that begins with an introduction to the Korean War. Students then listen to audio clips of President Truman and answer questions to the clips while they are listening.
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Korean War

Students will read the primary source document and then engage in a discussion answering the following questions: What type of document is it? When was it written? What was its purpose?
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Who's the Boss? Truman vs. MacArthur

Students will analyze primary documents concerning Truman and MacArthur's professional relationship to help them discover appropriate aspects of relationships between employees and their bosses.
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MacArthur and McChrystal

Students will study a U.S. President removing a high-ranking military officer from command by comparing Truman's firing of MacArthur with Obama accepting McChrystal's offer to resign.
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US Involvement in the Korean War

Cooperative learning activity containing small classroom groups and ending with entire class, student-led discussion. Primary sources and maps will form basis for discussion of Korean War.
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Good Man in Hell: Rwanda and the Western Response

Students will explore the Rwandan Genocide and the Western response to the genocide
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