Topic: Cold War (3.4) The student will understand that after WWII the

Cold War (3.4)
11th Grade US History
DBQ: The Geography of the Cold War: What Was Containment?
Included Standards: SS.912.A.6.7, SS.912.A.6.8, SS.912.A.6.9, SS.912.A.6.10, SS.912.A.6.11, SS.912.A.6.12, SS.912.A.6.13, SS.912.A.6.14,
SS.912.A.7.17, LACC.1112.RH.1.1, LACC.1112.RH.1.2, LACC.1112.RH.1.3, LACC.1112.RH.2.4, LACC.1112.RH.2.5, LACC.1112.RH.2.6,
LACC.1112.RH.3.7, LACC.1112.RH.3.8, LACC.1112.RH.3.9, LACC.1112.RH.4.10, LACC.1112.WHST.1.1, LACC.1112.WHST.1.2,
LACC.1112.WHST.2.5, LACC.1112.WHST.3.7, LACC.1112.WHST.3.8, LACC.1112.WHST.3.9, LACC.1112.WHST.4.10
Score 4.0
In addition to Score 3.0, in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.
Score 3.0
Justify the United States’ foreign policy of supporting dictatorships during the Cold War as a method of countering Soviet
The student will understand that after WWII the U.S. was greatly affected by cold war threats
at home and abroad.
Performs complex process:
Score 2.0
Assess the Cold War’s impact on foreign and domestic policy and civil liberties: Marshall Plan, 2nd Red Scare,
HUAC, and McCarthyism
Evaluate the role of the media and propaganda in the Cold War
Compare the effect of the Vietnam War on the political careers of Johnson and Nixon
Analyze the role of the media in influencing American’s attitudes towards the Vietnam War
Trace the development of US presidents Cold War policies from containment and brinkmanship to détente
The student exhibits no major errors or omissions regarding the score 3.0 content.
The student:
Recognizes or recalls specific terminology:
38th Parallel, arms race, Bay of Pigs, Berlin Blockade, cold war, Cuban Missile Crisis, domino theory, Dumbarton
Oaks Conference, iron curtain, Korean War, loyalty review board, Marshall Plan, Mary McLeod Bethune,
McCarthyism, NASA, North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Nuremberg Trials, Panmunjom, Potsdam,
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), Space Race, Sputnik, Truman Doctrine, U-2, Warsaw Pact,
demilitarized zone (DMZ), domino theory, doves, draft, Geneva Accords, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, hawks, Indochina,
Paris Peace Accords, Tet Offensive, Vietnamization, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), War Powers Act
Performs basic processes:
Identify the role of the United Nations in promoting international peace, justice, and cooperation
Describe the effects of the Cold War on the lives of individuals in the United States
Summarize the theory of containment as it relates to Korea and Vietnam
Examine the move toward collective security through organizations like NATO and the Warsaw Pact
Identify the role of nuclear technology in shaping foreign policy during the Cold War
Identify the United States’ major goals and strategies in the Vietnam War
No major errors or omissions regarding the score 2.0 content.
Score 1.0
Score 0.0
With help, I know some of 2.0 and 3.0.
Even with help, I am unable to understand.