Students organize 47 Cold War events (from the Chinese Civil War to the dissolution Warsaw Pact) and answer 4 questions. They then classify each item according to a system detailed in the instructions, complete one task for 15 items of their choice, and another for 5 items of their choice. All instructions are provided in the handout. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in, and extra timeline pieces for students to add in their own events. This can work for US History, World History, and if you have a sub! Answers are included where appropriate.
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--Yom Kippur War
--Berlin Wall built
--Kennan’s Long Telegram
--Falklands War starts
--Romania’s Ceausescu executed
--How was the Cold War different from other wars up to this point in time and why?
--Can you say one country “won” and another “lost” the Cold War? Explain your thinking.
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
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