ERIC Number: ED457055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Communism and Containment. Grade 10 Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
This lesson plan sets up a scenario that involves lost, declassified military documents concerning a program begun in 1945 that placed 1,000 men and women in stasis (they were called "sleepers") deep within mine shafts in the mountains of Utah. The program was to provide, in the event of an overthrow of the U.S. government, a means to re-establish the U.S. government and way of life. Student teams must provide a brief but complete history, emphasizing the Truman Doctrine, of the past 50 years for the forgotten, and now-awakened, "sleepers." Students are provided with background information, detailed instructions, online resources, a Web site evaluation form, and reflection questions. The teacher's notes describe the unit's purpose, explain the unit's correlation to history/social science standards, suggest day-by-day teaching strategies, and address adaptations for special needs students. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Communism, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Enrichment, Grade 10, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, Internet, Modern History, National Security, Political Science, Role Playing, Social Studies, Thinking Skills, United States History
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.