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Ch 19: Post-War World (1946-1959) Lesson Plans

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The Post-War World (1946 - 1959) chapter of this course is designed to help you teach the post-war events of America and other countries 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 World (1946 - 1959) 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 Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Post-War Europe: The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan;
Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition and Reconstruction of Japan's Government
European developments after World War II;
General MacArthur's restructuring of Japan
Tuesday Post-War Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain Events in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union after World War II
Wednesday Post-War American Politics: Foreign and Domestic Policy Political concerns with regard to domestic and foreign policies
Thursday Post-War American Life: Culture of the Late 1940s and 1950s American culture during this era
Friday The Counter-Culture of Post-War America A look at Americans who weren't optimistic about the culture and economics of the 1950s

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Post-War World (1946-1959) Lesson Plans
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. 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 Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

2. Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government

In this lesson, we will examine post-war Asia. We will specifically focus on the partition of Korea, and the occupation and reconstruction of Japan. We will understand why these events took place, and how their impact is felt to this day.

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.

Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

4. Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy

In this lesson, we will learn about American politics in the post-war era. We will highlight the broad contours of foreign and domestic policies, and learn how Americans planned to deal with the challenges of an increasingly complex world.

Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

5. Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s

In this lesson, we will explore American postwar culture. We will learn what life was like throughout the late 1940s and the 1950s by highlighting important cultural trends.

The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

6. The Counter-Culture of Post-War America

In this lesson we will explore the counter-culture of the postwar era. We will examine the groups and individuals who defied the conventions of mainstream society.

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