Social Studies Scope and Sequence, Europe after World War II

Social Studies Standard III, World History

Lesson 360, Europe after World War II

Understanding the nations of Europe by the types of governments they started as a result of the war

Understanding how the European nations became divided after the war

Understanding how Germany and Berlin were divided

Understanding the Communist attempt to take over Greece and Turkey

Understanding the purpose of the Truman Doctrine

Understanding the struggle for peace and stability in the world after World War II

Understanding the Marshall Plan

Understanding the creation of NATO

Knowing some of the contributions of Mikhail Gorbachev to the decline of communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union

Understanding the tension and unrest that led people to resist Communist rule

Knowing some of the major events in the fall of the Communist governments in Soviet-controlled nations

Understanding the Iron Curtain

Understanding how decolonization of European colonies occurred

Understanding the purpose of the European Union

Understanding what the euro is and why it was created

Understanding what was done to stop Milosevicโ€™s ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia

Knowing about the following: Joseph Stalin, George C. Marshall, the Berlin Blockade, the Berlin Airlift, Warsaw Pact, glasnost and perestroika were, Solidarity, Lech Walesa, Milosevic, decolonization, the common market


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