Students grasp the nuances of diplomacy through this interactive lesson. They are called to decide which diplomacy tools work best in different situations. Students will develop an understanding of negotiation, sanctions, and other elements used in diplomatic relationships.


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Students will be able to...

  • Define foreign policy.
  • Distinguish between isolationism and internationalism.
  • Explain the relationship between the national interest and U.S. foreign policy.
  • Explain the role of the three branches of government in foreign policy.
  • Make judgments about the effectiveness of various diplomatic strategies in a variety of situations.
  • Distinguish between aid, sanctions, and military force as foreign policy tools.


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