This all inclusive lesson plan intends to give students a feel for the tension of the 1950s in America during the Cold War. It will cover both domestic issues and foreign policy relating to Brinkmanship, Mutually Assured Destruction, & Massive Retaliation. Additionally, this lesson asks students to reflect on humanity and how a situation like a potential nuclear attack effects the personalities of people. It ends with a fun twist: showing an episode of the Twilight Zone!
This lesson includes:
--A complete lesson plan with links, background information, full details on how to set up your classroom for room simulation
--A full PowerPoint with teacher notes, anecdotes, video links, and questions to pose to students
--A graphic organizer worksheet that can be used with the PowerPoint, or as a student activity
--3 different ways to access the Twilight Zone Video
--Public Domain mp3 of an Air Raid Siren
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