2. Analyze post-WWII revolts in Hungary, Poland, and France.
3. Analyze changes in Eastern European society in the cold war.
4. Compare Western and Soviet views of women's roles in society.
Small Group Discussion (A Day, for my absence--sorry, sick kid at home)
1. Both the East and the West blamed each other for the Cold War. But both sides likely deserve blame. Explain. But one must have been more responsible. Which one? Why?
2. Summarize the purposes and outcomes of the Marshall Plan. To what extent was the Marshall Plan a humanitarian concern? To what extent was it political? Was it, in any way, as Stalin suggested, mere economic imperialism?
3. Evaluate the political, social, and economic implications of the cold war on western Europe. How did the Cold War facilitate the expansion of American culture?
4. Define "welfare state," and generalize the positive and negative outcomes of its implementation in western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
5. Compare the opposing sides in the cold war (e.g. politics, economics, society).
6. Identify important developments in the feminist cause, and describe how the changing roles of women affected Western society.
7. Describe the ways that the U.S.S.R. took advantage of its eastern European neighbors.
8. Identify the ways in which the Communist system was unable to compete with its quasi-capitalist rivals.
9. Identify any successes of the Communist system.
10. Generalize the western/American culture that emerged and evolved in the 1950s through the 1980s. What factors account for it?