Cold War Escape Room

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Are you looking for a fun way to review the Cold War? Look no further! This Cold War Escape Room has everything you need! This escape room activity is easy to set up and students will have lots of fun reviewing what they have learned!

In Cold War Escape Room students are in the process of time traveling back in time to study the Cold War when their time machine malfunctions! The only way to repair the time machine and return to the present is for students to successfully complete seven challenges.

To take a closer look at the escape room activities included, check out the preview!

What will students learn with this classroom escape room?

Using these escape room activities, students will review important events, people, and terms associated with the Cold War. Topics covered:

  • NATO
  • Warsaw Pact
  • Arms Race
  • Space Race
  • Berlin Wall
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War

What escape room activities are included?

When completing the activities, students will use critical thinking and inference skills. Challenges include activities such as:

  • Putting events in chronological order
  • Decoding famous Cold War quotes to learn more about specific events
  • Using a map to identify and sort countries that were part of NATO or the Warsaw Pact
  • Reading passages to learn more about specific events
  • Using graphs to answer questions
  • Matching specific events to a description of the event

Are students able to complete any escape room activities digitally?

An option is provided for students to submit their final code through Google Forms. When using this option, students can self-check their work. If you do not have access to technology in your classroom, an option is also provided for students to check their work on paper.

What standards are covered?

This Cold War Escape Room is specifically aligned with Virginia SOL USII.8c but also covers most U.S. History standards related to the Cold War.

What Are Other Buyers Saying?

“It was a great way to review the unit. The kids were totally engaged.” (Chnita H.)

“My students enjoy these hand-on breakout room puzzles so much, and this one is a great review for the test. Thanks!” (Kari C.)

“This was a great product for my students to review our study of the Cold War. It was super easy to prep and set up. We all enjoyed and everyone got a kick out of typing the final code in on the computer.” (Katelyn B.)

Don’t Miss Out!

Students will love completing the activities in this Cold War Escape Room! Teacher instructions are provided, making it easy to set up and implement in your classroom.

Want to save money?

The resource is also included in the following bundles:

Late 20th Century Unit

U.S. History Part 2 Unit Bundle

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Other Information:

If you would like more information about using classroom escape rooms, check out my blog post "Create the Perfect Classroom Escape Room."

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