Explore the Cold War ideologies, life in Berlin, proxy wars and the global flashpoint of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
6 Video Lessons
18 Classroom Activities
7.1 The Cold War (in One Take)
Take a dynamic tour through the Cold War, from the Potsdam Agreement to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Run time: 07:06 Free lesson
7.2 Communism v Capitalism
Adam Smith and Karl Marx set up heated ideological debate between the USA and USSR.
Run time: 04:34 Members only
7.3 East and West Berlin
Our intrepid reporter meets local people on both sides of the Berlin Wall to find out what life was like in a divided city.
Run time: 05:03 Members only
7.4.1 Proxy Wars Pt. 1
The superpowers attempt to justify proxy wars from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Run time: 05:13 Members only
7.4.2 Proxy Wars Pt. 2
The superpowers attempt to justify proxy wars from the Vietnam War to the Soviet-Afghan War.
Run time: 06:11 Members only
7.5 The Arms Race
With a little inspiration from West Side Story, we chart the nuclear arms race between the USA and USSR.
Run time: 03:14 Members only
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