Kimball's Cold War Games

Kimball's Cold War Games

 

For this project, you will be taking on the role of a secret double agent (a spy working for both superpowers) from a non-aligned country (a country that is neither aligned with U.S./NATO nor U.S.S.R/Warsaw Pact). You will be asked to obtain information by completing certain tasks as part of your “spy mission.”  Unlike traditional class projects where deducted points can determine your grade, this project will be more like a game where your grade is earned once you reach certain levels (based on the amount and quality of the tasks you complete).  Your ultimate goal is to complete enough correct tasks to earn 1000 points.  This means you will be pushing your grade toward the BRINK … of perfection!

Web Links:
  1. Cold War Project Packet Cold War Project Packet
    Print this if you prefer to work on project offline or you can make a copy and complete all activities through Google Docs.
  2. Noodle Tools Noodle Tools
    Follow directions throughout this project to see which items require proper citations.
  3. OHS Library Resources OHS Library Resources
    Use this link to access Mr. Kimball's project page and to access research data bases.
  4. Online Text Book Online Text Book
    Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction
  5. Progressbook Progressbook
    Link Back to Progress Book

DEFCON 5 - Training Missions

Guided Readings, Movie Guide, Battleship

TRAINING MISSIONS/DEFCON 5:

1. Chapter 17/19 Guided Readings - Total possible points for this exercise - 100 pts

2. “War Games” Movie Guide - Total possible points for this exercise - 100 pts

3. “Battleship” Classroom Activity - Total possible points for this exercise - 100 pts

(If you only complete these training missions (DEFCON 5), your highest possible grade for the project is a D).

 
Web Links:
  1. 17.1 Guided Reading: Superpowers Face Off 17.1 Guided Reading: Superpowers Face Off
    17.1 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  2. 17.1 Reteaching: Superpowers Face Off 17.1 Reteaching: Superpowers Face Off
    17.1 Reteaching in Google Forms
  3. 17.3 Guided Reading: Wars in Korea and Vietnam 17.3 Guided Reading: Wars in Korea and Vietnam
    17.3 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  4. 17.4 Guided Reading: The Cold War Divides the Worl 17.4 Guided Reading: The Cold War Divides the Worl
    17.4 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  5. 17.4 Reteaching: The Cold War Divides the World 17.4 Reteaching: The Cold War Divides the World
    17.4 Reteaching in Google Forms
  6. 17.5 Guided Reading: The Cold War Thaws 17.5 Guided Reading: The Cold War Thaws
    17.5 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  7. 17.5 Reteaching: The Cold War Thaws 17.5 Reteaching: The Cold War Thaws
    17.5 Reteaching in Google Forms
  8. 19.3 Guided Reading: The Collapse of the Soviet Un 19.3 Guided Reading: The Collapse of the Soviet Un
    19.3 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  9. 19.4 Guided Reading: Changes in Central and Easte 19.4 Guided Reading: Changes in Central and Easte
    19.4 Guided Reading in Google Forms
  10. Movie War Games (1983) and Pre Reading Movie War Games (1983) and Pre Reading
    Read Article before viewing and answer guided questions while watching the movie
  11. Z. Battleship Classroom Simulation Z. Battleship Classroom Simulation
    Read only

DEFCON 4

Profile Sheet; I.D. Triad

DEFCON LEVEL 4: Total possible points to earn in this level - 200 pts

3. Profile Sheet: Choose any country from the list of non-aligned countries (below). Once chosen, complete a profile Research your country using the library databases listed on Mr. Kimball’s project page to answer the following questions:

~ How did the Cold War affect your country? -OR- How did your country react/respond to the Cold War

(Did it tend to be friendly toward one side over the other? Play both sides off of each other? etc)

~ How did your country participate or utilize the United Nations during the Cold War?

~ What multinational organizations did your country belong to during the Cold War?

 

4. Term I.D. Triad: After collecting “intelligence” (reading textbook sections 17.1, 17.3, 17.4, 17.5, 19.3, and 19.4) you will complete “I.D’s” for 3 terms that will be provided to you using the I.D. Guidelines found later in this packet.

(If you only do DEFCON 5 and 4, your highest possible grade for the project is a C).

 

Non-Aligned Country List

Ethiopia    Sudan        Austria        Finland        Sweden        Switzerland        

Yugoslavia    India        Bangladesh           Indonesia        Jordan        Saudi Arabia

 

 
Web Links:
  1. Cold War I.D. Packet Cold War I.D. Packet
    For your reference. A class copy will be shared via Google Docs to attached completed I.D.s from your Term I.D. Triad
  2. Profile Sheet Profile Sheet
    Make a copy of this sheet and complete it. Once YOUR copy is filled out share it with me through google docs.
  3. Term I.D. Triad Term I.D. Triad
    Make a copy of this sheet and complete it for the three terms you were assigned in class; using the correct process for I.D. writing presented in the I.D. Packet (attached to this section). Once YOUR copy is filled out, upload it to my turnitin.com class account. Copy and paste your I.D.'s to the shared class Google Doc as well.

DEFCON 3

Train Recruits/5 additional Facts/Artifacts

DEFCON LEVEL 3: Total possible points to earn in this level - 200 pts

5. Train Recruits: Help the mission commander (Mr. Kimball) train recruits by helping him teach the three I.D.’s you completed in DEFCON 4.  In addition to sharing your I.D.’s with the class google document and providing them out loud in class, you must share the following during your “lesson”:

~ 5 additional facts about the term that was not found in the textbook (using the library databases listed on Mr. Kimball’s project page).

~ Present a Primary Source/Artifact as proof of your terms existence: (EX: an object, a picture, a primary document (newspaper article), speech, or SHORT video clip)

(If do DEFCON 5, 4, and 3 your highest possible grade for the project is a B - if you leave out one of the DEFCON Levels grade can only be a C).

 
Web Links:
  1. Train Recruits Train Recruits
    Copy this document and use it to compile the 5 additional facts you will share about your I.D.s when you help me present them. Once you have filled this in submit YOUR copy to my turnitin.com class account. Make sure you also indicate the artifact you will bring in for one of your I.D.'s and that you site correctly through my project page in Noodletools.

DEFCON 2

Mission Summary Report

DEFCON LEVEL 2: Total possible points to earn in this level - 200 pts

6. Mission Summary Report: A product that uses all the information you gathered (including your three I.D. terms) to answer the following questions:

~ What made the United States (U.S.) and the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) Superpowers (including how they became Superpowers)?

~ What impact did the competition for global dominance have on the U.S., the U.S.S.R, and (if relevant) other countries/non-aligned countries  (using your three I.D. terms as examples)?

 

You can choose one of these three options to present your understanding of these questions:

  • An Essay (at least 2 pages, double spaced, size - 12, Times New Roman font, 1 in margins)

  • A Powerpoint presentation

  • A Comic or Animation sequence (with written script)

(If you do DEFCON 5, 4, 3 and 2 your highest possible grade for the project is a A - (90%) - if you leave out one of the DEFCON Levels grade can only be a B, two DEFCON Levels can only be a C).

 
Web Links:
  1. Mission Summary Report Mission Summary Report
    Follow these directions to create your final product (paper, powerpoint, or comic). Upload your Mission Summary to my turnitin.com class account.

DEFCON 1

(Assessment)

DEFCON LEVEL 1: Total possible points to earn in this level - 100 pts

7. Assessment: I.D. Test from information shared in the I.D. packet. ALL WILL DO THIS

 

(Earning a perfect score on this Assessment will earn you the highest possible point total/grade for this project/Unit - 1000 pts (100% - A+) - Any I.D. points not

earned will reduce your total unit grade.

 
Web Links:
  1. Cold War Study Guide Cold War Study Guide
    Use the information provided to create note cards for your study. You may print and hand-write cards using the document provided here or you may go to quizzlet.com to create online note cards and review quizzes.
  2. Quizlet Quizlet
    If you would rather use an online resource to create notecards or study quizzes click on this link.

OTHER POINTS

OTHER POINTS:

~ All information gathered in the course of these “missions” must be sited correctly using Noodletools (Mrs. McNally will be in on the grading for this).  This applies to your profile sheet, additional facts, essays, powerpoints, or comics.

 

~ These “missions” will be assigned one at a time throughout as I/we teach the unit so everyone has the chance to earn a maximum score, BUT, YOU CANNOT MOVE ON UNTIL YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FINISHED EACH

 

~ All necessary information and instructions for completing this project can be found both here within this packet and on my Taskstream project page (Thus the Webquest title).  From there you can link to the online textbook, library databases, shared documents, and resources.  In this way you have a choice of completing all of this online, or offline utilizing the packet and products you hand in to me.



~ While I encourage you to help each other research and gather information this is an INDIVIDUAL project!

Good Luck and BE CAREFUL!  Spying can be dangerous ; )  

 

Mr. Kimball,

Mission Commander

 

 

Author: Mark Kimball
Last modified: 2/12/2016 2:13 PM (EDT)