What priorities should guide U.S. policy toward Russia?
Sixth edition. May 2023. (Previously titled Russia’s Transformation.)
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U.S. relations with Russia are entering a new phase. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has provoked the most lethal war in Europe since the Second World War. Russia is seeking to assert its own course in the world and reestablish its international influence. How the United States should handle this evolving relationship is an open question. Russia and the United States: Perspectives from History—Choices for Today is designed to help students consider this important issue. The unit is divided into three parts. Each part includes:
- Student readings
- Accompanying study guides, graphic organizers, and key terms
- Lessons aligned with the readings that develop analytical skills (including at least one that focuses on building geographic literacy) and can be completed in one or more periods
- Videos that feature leading experts
This unit also includes an Options Role Play as a key lesson and an additional synthesis lesson that allows students to synthesize new knowledge for assessment. You do not need to use the entire unit; feel free to select what suits your classroom needs.