Lesson Plan


These lesson plans, activities, and resources will help students who wish to examine current U.S. policy toward Russia. The focus is on current relations between the U.S. and Russia, and how this relationship is shaped by the history of the Cold War. As a specific example, it looks at the current tensions around U.S. plans to place missile defense installations in the Czech Republic and Poland.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > World History
  • Education > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Russia global current economics geography military defense



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SOC.9-10.14.E.4: Social Science

Analyze historical trends of United States foreign policy (e.g., emergence as a world leader - military, industrial, financial).

SOC.9-10.16.D.4b US: Social Science

Describe unintended social consequences of political events in United States history (e.g., Civil War/emancipation, National Defense Highway Act/decline of inner cities, Vietnam War/anti-government activity).
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