Between the Bloc and a Starred Place
An Interdisciplinary, Integrated unit for middle school students about the quest for global harmony from the end of Word War II to the beginning of the Cold War (1945-1950). The period between W.W. II and the beginning of the Korean War was one of global relief that W.W. II had ended overshadowed by fear of atomic annihilation. The need for greater communication to create and maintain global harmony led to the formation of the United Nations. Part of the organization of the newly formed UN was the Commission of Human Rights which developed a document called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this nit the students will examine the effects of the Cold War on the ideals set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.