Cold War Simulation Activity
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-The Cold War Simulation is a hands on, interactive lesson plan that incorporates critical thinking skills and problem solving skills. Students will assume the roles of world leaders in 1962. This lesson plan is a compilation of Cold War events such as: The Cuban Missile Crisis and The Berlin Crisis. The Cold War Simulation features an aggressive Stalin-like Soviet leader who believes the U.S. and it's Allies don't have the guts to go all the way! Escalation is the name of the game, as both sides have Defense Condition (DEFCON) alert levels. The Students get very nervous as the alert status increases and both sides push toward Defcon 1 and ultimately to an all out nuclear exchange! TheNATO side works to develop a consensus on how they should deal with the Soviet and Warsaw Pact threat. Students learn to negotiate, and become expert diplomats as they weave through the complex situations that arise. The stakes have never been higher! Students have multiple options in this simulation ranging from armored divisions to tactical nuclear weapons to ICBM's and SLBM's. Students will feel the anxiety and pressure of this high stakes simulation and won't forget this experience any time soon. Students are motivated to research their countries as well as the other countries to find out what other leaders motivations might be. The concept of self-interest becomes very evident in this simulation. Each country has objectives to complete which keeps the simulation from getting off course. This Cold War Lesson Plan will help you to Bring History To Life in your Classroom! This Cold War lesson plan consists of Microsoft Word and Excel documents. Now with Common Core Reports!
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