This activity can be used as an introduction to the Cold War, or as supplemental information on the Cold War, or as a fun activity to present information about the Cold War in a different way.
I found that my students had little knowledge of the Cold War - and most of the videos that I came across were dated, and not interesting to students, that is until I found this collection of mini-movies on the History Channel.
This activity guides students through 6 mini-movies about the Cold War - specifically focusing on the following topics through songs, animation and actual footage of this time period.
*Leftovers from the Cold War
*Fall of the Soviet Union
*Cuban Missile Crisis
This is a nice mix of videos for students to explore and learn more about the Cold War. The information is presented fast, so I have students complete this activity on their own - watching the videos either solo or with a partner using their own devices or laptops.
Link to movies is provided on the document.