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Who was to blame for the Second Cold War?

Second Cold WarThe aim of this enquiry is for students to reach a conclusion about which side was to blame for the so-called Second Cold War- which ended the détente period of the 1970s.

Starting with a graph showing US military spending 1950-1990, can your student’s use their knowledge to explain why spending went up and down in this period?

Next they will analyse Reagan’s ‘evil empire’ speech, before developing an overview of the events of the Second Cold War.

Finally you will give them time and guidance to plan and write a narrative account style question.

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