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Ch 17: GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War

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Check out this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of key events during the Cold War period. Our entertaining videos and quizzes will prepare you for questions about this topic on the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment.

GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War - Chapter Summary

If you're having some trouble remembering the specifics behind the Cold War, let our video lessons get you up to speed. Complete this chapter's lessons before taking the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment and you should be able to do the following come test day:

  • Explain how Eastern Europe's Iron Curtain came to be
  • Discuss the creation of NATO
  • Describe the effects of U.S. involvement in the Korean War
  • Recognize the role of communism in the Cuban Revolution
  • Address the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War

Typically taking just 10 minutes or less of your time, our brief videos feature clear-cut historical analysis, photos and maps to help you grasp the Cold War's significance. Along with our video lessons developed by professional instructors, we provide transcripts and lesson quizzes.

GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War - Chapter Objectives

If you intend to have a career as an early childhood education teacher in the state of Georgia, you'll need to pass the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment as a certification requirement. The exam covers six subareas spread over two tests.

The social studies content area, which includes the topics in this chapter's lessons, makes up a quarter of the material on Test I. The GACE Early Childhood Education social studies questions are in a selected-response format, which is similar to the multiple-choice format of our lesson quizzes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: GACE Early Childhood Education: The Cold War
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Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

1. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

2. The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

In this lesson, we explore the foreign policy of the U.S. and Western Europe directly after WWII. We will look at its theory of containment regarding communism, and the birth of NATO.

United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

3. United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects

The Korean War was a short but bloody war with more than five million casualties. Find out what caused this deadly and destructive war, how the United States came to be involved and how the war affected Korea and its allies.

Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

4. Communism and the Cuban Revolution: Castro, the Bay of Pigs & the Cuban Missile Crisis

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between communism and the country of Cuba. We will focus specifically on the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro's rise to power, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

5. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

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