To what extent do you agree that Eisenhower’s foreign policy was neither new nor successful?

Investigation: To what extent do you agree that Eisenhower’s foreign policy was neither new nor successful?
Contained in this document are seven key policy areas. Your teacher will divide the class into two teams.
a. Working alone, read through the first policy area carefully then decide how ‘new’ and ‘successful’ it was. Explain your answer ready for discussion. Add what you consider to be the most appropriate image underneath it, and provide a caption.
b. When you have completed the other policy areas, compare your findings with other people in the group to reach an agreement.
c. Each team should separately complete a version of this matrix to serve as the basis of our essay plan.
d. The class can finally compare the two grids and talk through any disagreements of opinion.
For a more competitive and engaging approach, you might instead arrange this lesson in the form of a game of ‘Interpretation Battleships!‘ – details can be found on “Tarr’s Toolbox“.

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