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Topic: Origins and consequences of the Cold War 

United States History

 Standard 27.  Understands how the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands influences on international relations after World War II (e.g., the "flawed peace" resulting from World War II, the effectiveness of the United Nations in reducing international tensions and conflict)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the "flawed peace" resulting from World War II
     2.Understands the effectiveness of the United Nations in reducing international tensions and conflict
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands factors that contributed to the development of the Cold War (e.g., the mutual suspicions and divisions fragmenting the Grand Alliance at the end of World War II, U.S. support for "self-determination" and the U.S.S.R’s desire for security in Eastern Europe, the practice of "atomic diplomacy")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the mutual suspicions and divisions that fragmented the Grand Alliance at the end of World War II
     2.Understands U.S. support for "self-determination"
     3.Understands the U.S.S.R’s desire for security in Eastern Europe
     4.Understands the practice of "atomic diplomacy"
 Standard 28.  Understands domestic policies in the post-World War II period
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the various anti-communist movements after World War II (e.g., causes and consequences of the second "Red Scare" that emerged after World War II)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about aspects of the anti-communist movement
     2.Knows about aspects of the "Red Scare"