Cold War Espionage (Reading & Questions, Webquest, Article Assignment with Key) - This 13 page Cold War pack includes four unique and interesting resources related to espionage and spies during the Cold War. The resources come complete with detailed teacher keys for ease of assessment and use in the classroom.
First the teacher will find a three page reading that covers the basic history of espionage and spies during the Cold War, as well as information related to modern espionage and spy agencies. The reading details the general history of the CIA and the KGB during the Cold War as well as several examples of spies or spying during the Cold War.
The Cold War espionage reading will be used to answer the included set of analysis questions. The questions require students to recall, summarize and critically think about the information contained in the reading related to espionage and spies during the Cold War. The first question contains a graphic organizer that requires students to record information about why countries participate in espionage and spying.
Next the teacher will find a short but effective webquest on the U-2 Spy Plane incident during the Cold War. The webquest will allow students to understand the basic history and significance of the events as well as establish how the event is related to espionage and spying during the Cold War.
As well, this Cold War resource includes an article assignment in which students will use online or newspaper sources to find an article on modern espionage and spying and then complete a set of questions related to the modern example of espionage. This activity helps students to see the links between the past (Cold War) and today and how espionage (spying) today is liked with the events of the Cold War.
This Cold War resource includes a detailed teacher key for all of the activities.
This is an excellent tool to use when learning about the Cold War and espionage or spies. This will make a great addition to your Cold War unit of study.