Unit 5 World History
Part of the Berlin wall with tons of graffiti on it. (Creative Commons photo. Info can be found here)
As one of the major effects of the 2nd World War, this chapter focuses on the two superpowers that emerge from the war and how they deal with their differences. We of course cover the intrigue in Germany and how everyone dealt with the Berlin Wall, but we also cover the worldwide struggle that ensued between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. for power. This worldwide attempt to gain supporters would cause a number of wars that should rightly be seen in terms of the Cold War, including the Korean and Vietnam wars for the United States, but also covers a number of other issues that are less known to the general public. We still to this day see the Cold War involvement of countries in the Middle East and Africa haunt us, especially the tensions between the United States and Russia with regards to Syria. All of these issues stem from the Cold War, and knowing about it can give students a more clear picture of how all of this started.
The following questions are meant to be studied during the chapter as possible essay questions for your exam.
Please be ready for any of the following questions.
The following are a list of helpful resources that can be used in studying for this chapter.
These are the notes that I use for class. All information found in these notes lead directly to the test so they should be used in studying if you want the correct answers. This can only be accessed by students logged into their school account.
This link will lead you to the PowerPoint for this unit. Those who missed class can use this to catch up on what was taught in class and what specific concepts to focus on in your studying.
This is the review that should be used to prepare for the exam. All exam questions will be connected directly to this document. Students are expected to answer all questions and are encouraged to know the rest also.
The videos to the right are placed here so that you can find other ways to study if that is your desire. Crash course videos tend to work pretty well for this type of studying as many of the AP World students use them to prep for tests. Please feel free to click on any of the videos in this feed for more info.