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Ch 22: Post-War Europe: AP European History Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Post-War Europe chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about post-World War II political conflicts and settlements in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Post-War Europe chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day TopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayPost-world War II settlementsEconomic, political and social state of Europe after World War II
TuesdayThe partitioning of GermanyConsequences of the Marshall Plan and events surrounding the Berlin Airlift
WednesdayThe descent of the Iron CurtainEastern Europe under Soviet rule
ThursdayThe Cold WarCauses and history of the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union
FridayMeta-disciplines in history Comparison of revisionalist, post-revisionalist and traditionalist thinking

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: Post-War Europe: AP European History Lesson Plans
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Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

1. Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability

In this lesson, we explore the factors that led to the emergence of peace in Europe and the nature of the tenuous political, economic and social stability that developed after WWII.

Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

2. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

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

3. 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 Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

4. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists

5. Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists

In this lesson, we explore the concepts of meta-disciplines and historiography, discovering the three main schools of thought often identified in the study of history itself.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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