Why did the Soviet Union collapse?

You can download the worksheet for today’s lesson here. If you cannot access the worksheet please complete the tasks as outlined in the yellow boxes. KEY WORDS:Coup = A sudden seizure of power from a government.Socialist Republic = Any state that is dedicated to the construction of a socialist society by its constitution. These countriesContinue reading “Why did the Soviet Union collapse?”

Why was the fall of the Berlin Wall significant?

You can donwload the worksheet for today’s lesson here. If you cannot download the worksheet, please complete the tasks in the yellow boxes below. KEY WORD:Reunification = When a country or a people that have been divided are reunited. STARTER: Consider the following image of the falling dominoes a metaphor for the fall of communismContinue reading “Why was the fall of the Berlin Wall significant?”

How did the USSR lose control of the satellite states?

You can download the worksheet here. If you are unable to download the worksheet, complete the tasks in the yellow boxes on this webpage. KEY WORDS:Perestroika = The policy of reconstructing the Soviet state and economy so that it includes some capitalist elements.Glasnost = The policy of openness within government. This means allowing formal opposition and freeContinue reading “How did the USSR lose control of the satellite states?”

How did Gorbachev’s ‘new thinking’ affect the Cold War?

Please use the YouTube video to go through this lesson.The worksheet is available to download here. If you do not have access to Word, please complete the tasks as outlined in the yellow boxes on this page. KEY WORDS:Perestroika = The policy of reconstructing the Soviet state and economy so that it includes some capitalistContinue reading “How did Gorbachev’s ‘new thinking’ affect the Cold War?”

How did Ronald Reagan’s presidency affect the Cold War?

The worksheet is available to download here. If you do not have access to Word, please complete the tasks as outlined in the yellow boxes on this page. KEY WORDS:Obsolete = out of date and therefore ineffective. A word mostly used to describe old technology. STARTER:Complete the quiz on the Cold War below. How manyContinue reading “How did Ronald Reagan’s presidency affect the Cold War?”

What were the consequences of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan?

The worksheet is available to download here. If you do not have access to Word, please complete the tasks as outlined in the yellow boxes on this page. KEY WORDS:Persian Gulf = Part of the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran and other ‘gulf states’. An area that was very important toContinue reading “What were the consequences of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan?”

Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in December 1979?

Please use the YouTube video to go through this lesson.The worksheet is available to download here. If you do not have access to Word, please complete the tasks as outlined in the yellow boxes on this page. STARTERThe Cold War gets its name because neither superpower pulled the trigger on one another.But let’s quickly lookContinue reading “Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in December 1979?”