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The Iran Hostage Crisis Simulation

The student will: be able to analyze how foreign policy decisions are reached and how global events impact U.S. Presidential administrations
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Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of World War II

The students will examine the experiences of Jewish displaced persons in the years immediately following World War II. They will explore photographs and primary source documents related to the DP camps in Europe.
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Why did Truman authorize de facto recognition of Israel on May 14, 1948?

Students will examine primary sources to determine Truman's actions over Israel.
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Arab-Israeli Conflict

Students will make predictions on the recognition of Israel by President Truman and compare it to what actually occurred. Students will research the views of the Israelis and Palestinians on five different issues with a partner and each student will present their research.
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Truman's Recognition of Israel - A Role Play

Students need to develop an understanding of foreign relations between the United States and the rest of the world, especially the Middle East.
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The Truman, Eisenhower & Nixon Doctrines: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy during the Cold War

Students will examine three cornerstones of American foreign policy during the Cold War -- the Truman, Eisenhower & Nixon Doctrines.
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The Lemon Tree: A Case Study on the Creation of the State of Israel (1948)

The students will use both individual assignments and cooperative learning to explore a case study on the creation of the state of Israel.
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Truman and Israel

Through a close reading of historic documents from the Truman Library each class will be divided into teams and "translate" and summarize the meaning of their document
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To Do or Not To Do: Truman's Recognition of Israel

To assist students in developing skills that will enable them to analyze primary documents and political cartoons which will help them develop an understanding of the different perspectives of Truman's recognition of Israel.
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American Revolution vs. Arab Spring: Teaching with Primary and Secondary Source Documents

Students will research American Revolution and Arab Spring and compare and contrast the events to better understand both in terms of political, economic and social implications. The activity will utilize a wide range of sources and students will also learn how to analyze primary and secondary source documents.
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