Cold War Paragraph

This Cold War Paragraph activity & project also includes:

By the end of the 1970s, who was "winning" the Cold War? Your young historians will make an argument on this topic in a very well structured paragraph, focusing on either the political, technological, or economic competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider having learners write and publish their paragraphs using an online platform, offering opportunities for peer feedback or faster grading
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have strong research skills and be familiar with making parenthetical citations, such as in MLA style
Pros

  • Includes interesting list of political/technological/economic topics to discuss for focus question
  • Excellent materials included on outlining a paragraph to include a topic sentence, concrete details, and analysis
  • Worksheet breaks down Cold War paragraph into sentence frames, which will really support English language development
Cons

  • None