Today, you will be examining theories and how they relate to specific, cold-war topics. We will be doing a jigsaw activity, wherein each group will study a different topic. Afterwards, each group will rotate around the room, learning what the other groups have worked on.
(1) David, Braedyn, Jack, Colleen
– Examining Mutually Assured Destruction and how it relates to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (P. 505)
(2) Dominic, Angela, Albert, Liam
– Examining Domino Theory and how it relates to the wars in Vietnam and Korea (P. 503-504)
(3) Spencer, Kyle, Julia, Craig
– Examining Brinkmanship and how it relates to the Cuban Missile Crisis (P. 504-505)
(4) Jessica, Katie, Adrian, Sarah, Will
– Examining Domino Theory and how it relates to the Marshall Plan (P. 495-496)
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD): The idea that deadly arms used by both sides of a conflict would cause damage so severe, that both sides of the conflict would be destroyed.
Domino Theory: The idea that a political event in one location can cause a shockwave of similar events in neighboring regions.
Brinkmanship: Pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping (think chicken)