Economic, cultural, and military influence are all critical in developing spheres of influence. Students explore international authority by following a Cold War case study, which will encourage better understanding of international persuasion.
Students will be able to:
ANTICIPATE by asking students to think of a time when they were influenced by someone or something. Call on volunteers, or ask them to share with a partner. Based on their answers, ask them to define what it means to “influence” someone.
DISTRIBUTE one reading packet to each student.
READ the reading packet with the class, pausing to explain as needed.
DISTRIBUTE one foldable active response sheet to each student. Students should fold the sheet so that “Capitalist” appears on one side and “Communist” appears on the other.
DISPLAY the East/West Influence Timeline on the overhead projector Cover up everything but the first item on the timeline.
READ the first item in the timeline aloud to the class
ASK students to show you the correct side of their foldables (capitalist or communist)
PROCEED through the rest of the timeline, uncovering one item at a time and asking students to show you the correct answers using their foldables. Discuss correct and incorrect answers.
DISTRIBUTE the review worksheets and activity page
REVIEW the instructions with the class
ASSIGN the worksheets and activity page to reinforce the lesson.