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What can movies tell us about the Cold War era?

Sylvester StaloneWhat can movies tell us about the Cold War?

The aim of this one-off lesson is for students to be introduced to some of the key themes of the Cold War by examining some of the great movies made during that period of History. From Them! and “he Blob to War Games and Rocky IV, the Cold War produced some memorable cinema.

In this lesson we use these movies as a doorway to a study of the Cold War. What themes does each trailer show? How?

The lesson can be used with either Key Stage 3 or 4 students.

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  • Lesson presentation with links to movie trailers: PowerPoint
  • Lesson write-up: PDF
  • Resource 1 – Plot summary sheet: PDF
  • Worksheet 1: PDF

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