In this activity, you will use the following resources to teach about the cold war. You will give student the general concepts and the students will generate everything else on their own. This gives students a better understanding of the causes of the Cold War and allows the students to be at the epicenter of the instruction by using simultaneous round table and thinking maps. Please feel free to comment if you need anything additional but I hope this will bring your class alive and allow your students to make better connections. My students often enjoy doing activities such as this one where they are able to talk with one another and explain what they discover.