"Cold War at Home" videos

LHS World History

Lesson Directions

  1. You will be divided into 8 groups. Each group will be assigned a Cold War-era president to research and develop a presentation over.

  2. Develop a group Google Slides presentation to convey your assigned events to the class.

    1. PPT Expectations: Google Slides

      1. Have one background picture per event

      2. 2-3 words on slide for notes to class that deal with event

      3. Top of Slide in Red Must be President / Administration name and year event happened

  3. Next students will briefly describe the event AND its significance to the Cold War, verbally

  4. Class will take notes over presentation to prepare for test

Details about the Google Slides presentation

  • One person start the Google Slide file → Share it with your group partners
  • Everyone creates ONE slide for THEIR assigned topic.


Remember to include these items:

  1. Have one background picture per event
  2. 2-3 words on slide for notes to class that deal with event
  3. Top of Slide in Red Must be President / Administration name and year event happened

Details about recording video presentation

  • Record presentation / screencast on Chromebook with Snagit for Chrome app (must go through Chrome Store, not website.)

  • Only use one Chromebook for this. You will record ONE video as a group, all at the same time. (You will not record individual videos.)

  • Everyone presents their topic / slide and speaks on the video.


  • Be sure to give SnagIt permission when it asks.

Click here for instructions for SnagIt Chrome Extension

*NOTE: When you get to the "Choose Capture Region" part, select "Screen" to do the video / screencasting. If you pick "region" you'll only be taking a picture.

How to Use Snagit Video Screencasting Chrome App

After You Have Recorded Your Video...

  1. Watch the preview when shown. (It will have to "sync". It will show a progress bar at the bottom of the page.)

  2. Click on the 3 dots on the bottom-right side --> Click on "Get Google Drive link" --> It will automatically copy the link so you can paste it into the Google Form / Google Classroom.

Turning In Your Final Video Presentation

  1. Make sure video is available online (either from host website or downloaded from tool and uploaded to student Youtube or Google Drive).

  2. Copy link to your VIDEO (not your Google Slide file) → Submit / Turn in link.



  • Mrs. Rutherford's classes -- Fill out THIS Google Form
  • Mrs. Wiseman's classes -- Submit your link via Google Classroom assignment

List of Presidents & Events

Truman

  • Berlin Airlift

  • Korean War

  • China Falls to Communism


Eisenhower

  • Sputnik

  • Warsaw Pact

  • Eisenhower Doctrine


JFK

  • Cuban Missile Crisis and Khrushev

  • Berlin Wall

  • U.S. Lands on the Moon


LBJ

  • Vietnam War

  • Six Day War

  • Civil Rights Movement in U.S.


Nixon

  • Ping Pong Diplomacy

  • Nixon Doctrine

  • Apollo 13


Ford

  • Helsinki Accords
  • Fall of Saigon
  • Rise of Khmer Rouge


Carter

  • Iranian Revolution

  • Camp David Accords

  • Oscar Romero Assassinated


Reagan

  • Fall of Communism in USSR (Margaret Thatcher too)

  • Solidarity in Poland

  • Tiananmen Square Massacre