The Cold War: How Did It Start? How Did It End?

What is the difference between a Cold War and a Hot War? Scholars research the beginning of the Cold War. They analyze diary entries as well as excerpts from various events during the 45-year standoff. To finish, they prepare final written assignments showing their overall understanding of the Cold War.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create research teams to investigate and present various Cold War topics (Berlin, Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Arms Race)
  • Place large photos around the room of the various leaders and events of the Cold War 
Classroom Considerations


  • Keep groups small
Pros

  • Resource provides printable materials for classroom use
  • Lesson includes guided reading questions to facilitate instruction
Cons

  • None