Explore the enquiries: Why did the Cold War intensify between 1950-1958?

In this lesson, we will explore our enquiry question. You will re-examine and explain the roles played by key events in the 1950s in intensifying the Cold War and will decide at which point the Cold War became most intense in this period.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which country invaded Hungary on 4th November 1956?

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Q2.Who became the new leader of Hungary after the Hungarian Uprising?

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Q3.What was the outcome of the UN inquiry into events in Hungary?

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Q4.Which of the following is NOT a reason for why the USA failed to take action to support Hungary during the uprising?

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Q5.How did the Hungarian Uprising affect tensions between the superpowers?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which country invaded Hungary on 4th November 1956?

1/5

Q2.Who became the new leader of Hungary after the Hungarian Uprising?

2/5

Q3.What was the outcome of the UN inquiry into events in Hungary?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is NOT a reason for why the USA failed to take action to support Hungary during the uprising?

4/5

Q5.How did the Hungarian Uprising affect tensions between the superpowers?

5/5

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Why did the Cold War intensify from 1950-1958?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Who became President of the USA in 1953?

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Q2.Who emerged as leader of the USSR by 1955?

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Q3.Which country became communist in 1949?

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Q4.What highly destructive military technology did both the USA and USSR develop in 1957?

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Q5.Which country launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space in October 1957?

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Q6.Which country challenged Communist rule in 1956?

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Q7.How did the USSR respond to the Hungarian Uprising?

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Q8.Overall, how did tensions between the superpowers change during the 1950s?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Why did the Cold War intensify from 1950-1958?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Who became President of the USA in 1953?

1/8

Q2.Who emerged as leader of the USSR by 1955?

2/8

Q3.Which country became communist in 1949?

3/8

Q4.What highly destructive military technology did both the USA and USSR develop in 1957?

4/8

Q5.Which country launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space in October 1957?

5/8

Q6.Which country challenged Communist rule in 1956?

6/8

Q7.How did the USSR respond to the Hungarian Uprising?

7/8

Q8.Overall, how did tensions between the superpowers change during the 1950s?

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Lesson summary: Explore the enquiries: Why did the Cold War intensify between 1950-1958?

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