CHY 4U: The Cold War Jigsaw

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.

Groups:

(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)

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