Today's conversations centered on the early Cold War. We started by reading and analyzing an essay by George Orwell on atomic weapons, then looked at some of the events at the end of and immediately following WWII and used a set of documents to develop hypotheses related to the causes of the Cold War. We next examined four documents displaying differences of opinion on domestic and international actions during the Cold War in a DocBlock lit circle. We ended the day talking about U.S. interventions in other nations during the Cold War and examined three in particular using some documents stations and essential historical questions.
Don't forget to have your textbook readings completed for tomorrow!