Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Cold War: Clash of the Superpowers

Following up on the Fall's World War II after school class, I'll be offering a class all about the Cold War in the spring. Here's the description from the High Rock After School brochure:



THE COLD WAR: CLASH OF THE SUPERPOWERS

Instructor, Stephen Guerriero, Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher
For fifty years, the U.S. and the Soviet Union treated the world as a giant game of chess. Come learn about how the end of World War II led to decades of international intrigue and conflict between two bitter enemies.

In this class, we’ll look at the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and a world on the brink of nuclear war.  Students will participate in activities, debates, and will view film reels, and see how the Cold War was portrayed in popular culture.

Learn about important leaders like Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, and Mikhail Gorbachev.  Whether you’re a history buff, or are just interested in learning more about this time period, this class could be for you!

Look for the catalog in a couple weeks! Be sure to register early, as slots fill up fast.

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