Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The History and Role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO

NATO

Description

Mark Jacobson describes the history and role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, including its current role in international politics.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is NATO? Explain its original purpose as described by Mark Jacobson.
  • According to Mr. Jacobson, what is the basic tenet of NATO? Describe its meaning.
  • Explain how NATO has changed in the post-cold war world. How is it still important to the nations involved? What are some of the challenges it faces?
  • Possible Extension: Research a world event in which NATO was, or currently is, involved. Explain the role NATO played and determine its effectiveness and importance for that event. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_52060.htm

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Alliance
    • Cold War
    • Collective Security
    • Deterrent
    • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • Soviet Union

    Topics

    Foreign PolicyWorld History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School