The famous Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire" project is an engaging applicable project to a Cold War unit. It is a fun project for kids because the song is catchy, the teacher can play it in class with complete core-content relatedness, and the students can perform their projects based on the lyrics of the song. My classes have ALWAYS enjoyed this project and taken off with the topics and the research for those projects. FYI...Billy Joel wanted to be a history teacher before his music career took off! Please contact me with any questions!