Cold War - DBQ -Who Started the Cold War? Document Based Questions Writing Activity
This 8-page, common-core aligned DBQ will help students analyze the causes of the Cold War. Students will analyze several primary sources including famous speeches, political cartoons, maps and charts. Using evidence from the primary sources, students will then be asked to write a 5-paragraph-essay. Print and Google Docs included!

A shorter version is also available where students will write only a paragraph. Sentence frames are included to help struggling writers.

Primary Sources Included:

Speeches from Winston Churchill, Truman, Marshall, Khrushchev, NATO and JFK

Map of NATO and Warsaw Pact

Political Cartoon

Chart of ICBM Missiles

* A handout, "How to Write a DBQ"is included!
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Created: Apr 15, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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