Comparing / contrasting the impact on two states: the USA / the DDR

Comparing / contrasting the impact on two states: the USA / the DDR

In the earlier exercise students worked collaboratively to determine the impact of the Cold War upon the DDR. As a revision exercise, they will now compare and contrast this experience with that of the United States by reviewing their work on the McCarthyite Red Scare.

Complete scheme of work: The Second Red Scare in the United States
The complete unit of study on a dedicated page of ActiveHistory.

Compare and contrast the impact of the Cold War upon two states, each chosen from a different region | Teacher version

“Using the topic sentences in the first row to help you, produce your own topic sentences for the remaining orange rows of the table. Use your existing knowledge from your studies of the DDR / the USA to add ‘additional notes’ in the other remaining cells. TIP: your teacher may wish to divide these between members of the class to research separately, and then feed back with their findings. Use your completed notes to produce an essay on the title “Compare and Contrast the impact of the Cold War upon two state that you have studied, each chosen from a different region”.

Part of a unit of study on Communist East Germany. This concludes with an essay on the subject “Analyse the impact of the Cold War upon one state you have studied” as part of their preparation for IB History Paper 2 Essa As a revision exercise, they will now compare and contrast this experience with that of the United States by reviewing their work on the McCarthyite Red Scare.

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