The Cold War is an awesome event to teach, but in some classes we must unfortunately condense it down to its basics, which is exactly what this lesson does. I use this when teaching the Cold War in Geography class, which only allows 1-2 classes for this decades long event. Included are a 13 slide PowerPoint covering the basics, (WHO was involved, WHY they were involved, WHAT tactics were used to fight the war, etc.) fill-in-the-blank student notes that follow the PPT, and a propaganda poster creation assignment. The poster creation assignment gives detailed directions, asks the students to first create an outline/answer questions, and comes with an example. Check out my preview to learn more!