Category Archives: Cold War

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2018

  Very educational and interesting museum, unfortunately due to the nature of most of the exhibits, not very cheerful, extremely sobering. The museum has done an excellent job of telling the story of America’s venture into nuclear power. Great attention … Continue reading

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Cold War – Bomb Shelters – Image Analysis Activity

   In your opinion, what do these images convey about America’s co-existence with nuclear deterrents? Click on the link to download this Cold War image analysis activity – cold-war-image-analysis-bomb-shelters

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Cold War “Dove with Bomb” Political Cartoon Analysis Activity

What does this political cartoon suggest about the Cold War’s emphasis on nuclear deterrents to safeguard world peace? Click on the link to download this political cartoon analysis activity – cold-war-political-cartoon-dove-with-bomb

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Peace Today – Cold War Political Cartoon Analysis Activity (1948)

 ‘Peace Today.’ Rube Goldberg 1948 In your opinion, what does this political cartoon suggest about America’s faith that atomic weapons are necessary to safeguard the American Dream? Click on link to download the political cartoon activity – cold-war-atomic-bomb-peace-today

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What is the Historical Context of this Document? (1962) Cuban Missile Crisis Aerial Photograph

What is the historical context of this document? – Activity Great Hook Activity for Cold War unit. Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document? Step One: Students examine the primary source document. Step Two: Students answer … Continue reading

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What is the Historical Context of this Document? Activity – Sputnik blueprint (1957)

Sputnik blueprint: What is the Historical Context of this Document? Activity Great Hook Activity for Cold War unit. Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document? Step One: Students examine the primary source document. Step Two: Students … Continue reading

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Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Primary Source Analysis Activity

    Primary Source Documents: Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Document A – Press Release with President Truman’s signature recognizing the State of Israel & Document B – U.S. State Department release to all U.S. Consulates and Diplomats. Click … Continue reading

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