Ch 24: Integration - Europe after the Soviet Union: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Integration - Europe after the Soviet Union unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about Europe after the Cold War. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Europe after the Soviet Union. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Europe after the Cold War. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the collapse of the Soviet Union, the reunification of Germany and Serbian genocide in the former Yugoslavia.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Europe after the Soviet Union unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Integration - Europe after the Soviet Union Unit Objectives:

  • Discuss post-war European organizations and treaties and how they strengthened Western Europe.
  • Understand the influence of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Great Britain.
  • Discuss the building and destruction of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.
  • Define glasmost and perestroika and how Gorbachev's policies precipitated the end of the Soviet Union.
  • Explore Russia under President Boris Yeltsin.
  • Discuss the ethnic warfare and cleansing that took place in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

10 Lessons in Chapter 24: Integration - Europe after the Soviet Union: Homeschool Curriculum
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Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties

1. Post-Cold War European Cooperation: Institutions & Treaties

In this lesson, we explore the increasing cooperation between European states during the Cold War years and beyond, from a six-nation agreement concerning coal and steel to a far-reaching agreement binding most of Europe.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

2. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Influence and Impact on Great Britain

3. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: Influence and Impact on Great Britain

In this lesson, we explore the life and political career of Great Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. A staunch conservative, her controversial policies guided Britain through one of its toughest economic times.

The Collapse of the Communist BLOC and the Warsaw Pact

4. The Collapse of the Communist BLOC and the Warsaw Pact

In this lesson, we explore the fall and breakup of the Warsaw Pact and Eastern Bloc of communist countries allied with, and client states of, the Soviet Union from after World War II until the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990

5. The Reunification of East and West Germany in 1990

In this lesson we explore the unique history of East and West Germany after Germany's defeat in WWII and the conditions surrounding its eventual reunification in 1990.

Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

6. Building and Tearing Down the Berlin Wall: History and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the history of the Berlin Wall, from its beginnings as a makeshift barrier between East and West Berlin, to its final demise as communism fell across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s.

The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

7. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.

Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

8. Gorbachev's Policies of Glasnost and Perestroika: Explanation and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reform policies of glasnost and perestroika. We will learn what led to these developments and see how they impacted the Soviet Union.

Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline

9. Yeltsin and the New Russian Republic: History and Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the fall of the Soviet Union and the reemergence of Russia and the subsequent presidency of Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin.

Ethnic Warfare in Former Yugoslavia: Events and Timeline

10. Ethnic Warfare in Former Yugoslavia: Events and Timeline

In this lesson we explore the breakup of the formerly communist state in the Balkans, Yugoslavia. In the 1990s, several Yugoslav states declared independence from the Serbian-dominated central government.

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