Cold War Nuclear Simulation

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The Stakes Have Never Been Higher The Decisions Have Never Been Tougher! Bring History To Li...

Social Studies - US History, Social Studies - World History
10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
Homeschool Curricula, Lesson Plan, Game, Lesson, Simulation, Activities
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The Stakes Have Never Been Higher The Decisions Have Never Been Tougher! Bring History To Life with this Cold War Unit Plan Your students will take the roles of John F Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev and many others. -Form Alliances -Conduct Diplomacy -Negotiate Deals -Use Strategic Thinking -Problem Solve -Higher Order Thinking Your students will get excited about The Cold War in this WW3 Nuclear War Simulation and want to learn more! Objectives of This Activity/Lesson Plan Students Will Understand: -Nuclear Escalation -Background of the countries involved in the Cold War. -Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) -The Soviet overwhelming conventional military advantage in Europe -Purpose of the weapons of the Cold War Nuclear Launch Sequence Simulation Rules (Download) Online Instructions (Download) Common Core Reviews (Bottom of page) Student Journal Examples Cold War Unit Plan Materials Included(Download) Student Orientation PowerPoint & Keynote Presentations Nuclear Submarine Bases 1 Year Online Cold War Lesson Plan Subscription Included National Social Studies Standards of the United States Era 9- The 20th Century Since 1945: Promises and Paradoxes Standard 1: How Post World War II reconstruction occurred, new international power relations took shape, and colonial empires broke up. Standard 1B: The student understands why global power shifts took place and the Cold War broke out in the aftermath of World War II. Therefore, the student is able to: Explain how political, economic and military conditions prevailing in the mid 1940's led to the Cold War. (Analyze Cause and Effect Relationships) Analyze major differences in the political ideologies and values of the Western democracies and the Soviet Bloc. (Compare and contrast different ideas, values and institutions. Compare the impact of Soviet domination on Eastern Europe with changes that occurred in Japanese and German Society under allied occupation. (Compare and contrast differing values behaviors and institutions)(Not all standards covered in this lesson plan) In this Cold War Simulation Game: · Students will take roles as leaders like President Kennedy, Secretary Khrushchev and Fidel Castro of Cuba along with other leaders of NATO and Warsaw Pact countries. · Students will be introduced to a combination of Cold War events such as the "Berlin Crisis" and "The Cuban Missile Crisis". · Students will problem solve to work through extremely difficult situations in this activity. NATO countries work to achieve consensus decisions. Warsaw Pact countries are dominated by the Soviet Union. Teacher Orientation: https://youtu.be/4Fg5RyN4Y-s Student Orientation: https://youtu.be/rKqSbvf2g1M

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