Why not combine the Cold War with March Madness? Students will receive a bracket with 8 Cold War events. Students will also receive an info sheet with a 1/2 page review of each event. Divide students into groups and have them discuss the first bracket and pick a winner for which event escalates the Cold War the most. Go through each bracket until the class picks a winner while groups justify their choices in a whole class discussion. Finally, end with a short writing prompt.