Have your students act as experts with their knowledge of the Cold War. Students determine how "hot" or "cold" each Cold War event is by placing it on their thermometer. Students then rationalize their choice by explaining how each event eased or increased tensions between the USSR and US.
This product includes:
-13 Events for students to place on their thermometer
-Visually appealing handout for students to create their thermometer timeline on
-11x17 format (what I prefer) - great for displaying around your classroom.