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Explore how events since 1945 have shaped today's world.

Decolonization Infographics

In this lesson plan, students will compare and contrast two former colonies using an infographic.

Classroom Reading List

Supplemental readings and other resources to help students explore a full range of issues and debates related to the module materials. The list offers readings well suited to a wide variety of students.

Model Diplomacy Simulations

Free classroom simulations of either the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) or the UN Security Council.

Chinese Communist Party Op-Ed

In this lesson plan, students will compose an op-ed article analyzing a policy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and explaining it in the context of Chinese history.

The Origins of US Cold War Fears

In these two lessons developed in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, students will analyze and assess various documents, including speeches, government documents, and images from 1946 to 1961. 

The Cold War as a Culture War

In these two lessons developed in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, students will analyze and assess visual primary sources, including political cartoons, art, advertisements, propaganda, and photographs from 1945 to 1992.