This is fun way to review the Cold War after you finish a unit on it. It makes for a great test review because students must apply their knowledge of the Cold War to analyze each cartoon. You get:
- - A slide showing major leaders of the Cold War so students can understand the cartoons better.
-- 28 Cold War Political Cartoons
-- A student worksheet with analytical questions for each cartoon. Questions on worksheet for each cartoon align, in order, with the power point presentation.
-- Awesome answer key
Topics covered are Berlin Airlift, the fall of the wall and the USSR, Sputnik, the Marshall Plan, Iron Curtain, ping pong diplomacy, Cuban Missile Crisis, the start of the Cold War, SDI (or Star Wars), China's move to capitalism, MAD, the Truman Doctrine, brinkmanship and more. Cold war leaders include Nixon, Truman, Kennedy, Reagan, Churchill, Stalin, Krushchev, Gorbachev and Mao Zedong.
Unlike the thumbnails, on the purchased student answer sheet there is an image of each cartoon along with the questions. This guarantees that there is no confusion as to which cartoon students are to be answering. Please check the zipped preview copies.
This goes well with my Cold War Power Point.
The Past is a Blast