HistorySimulation.com presents The Cold War Simulation. Instead of just learning about the Cold War, Students can experience the intensity and tension brought on by "The Berlin Crisis", " The Cuban Missile Crisis" and maybe even experience the unthinkable: An all out Nuclear attack on both the United States and The Soviet Union. As NATO (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization) faces off against the Soviet led Warsaw Pact- see how tensions and self interest collide with the fear of showing weakness to bring you to the brink of war or launch your missiles and destroy the world. Go to http://www.historysimulation.com/HomePage.html and bring history to life in your classroom!
Small parts of the 1983 ABC TV Mini Series "The Day After" An excellent film on what it would be like after a nuclear war. You can find it on Amazon- I recommend it for your Cold War Lesson Plans.
In this World War 1 Lesson Plan, students begin by learning about the background of The Great War. In August of 1914, one single incident set off a chain reaction engulfing Europe and the world into a devastating war. Students are assigned roles as leaders or foreign ministers of 16 countries involved in World War I. The simulation begins with the “World Times” newspaper report announcing the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. All eyes turn on Serbia, who it’s rumored sponsored the assassination of the Archduke. The leaders of Serbia and Austria-Hungary read prepared statements the next day. Now students begin meeting with other countries: forming alliances, negotiating deals and plotting strategy for war. Guided by their objectives, students engage in diplomacy, negotiation and problem solving. The “magic” behind this lesson plan is that students become emotionally involved with their countries and competitive about achieving their objectives. This World War One Simulation is a collection of Microsoft Word and Excel documents. The documents are organized in binders, for students and used in combination with the War Map on your projector to bring World War One to life in your classroom!
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