Students analyse a range of Reagan’s actions between the years 1980-89 and complete a range of decision making tasks liked to these actions. Once they have collected sufficient data they begin to create a tension graph based on Reagan’s actions to determine how much influence he had on the Cold War. A range of open-ended follow up questions can be used as discussion pointsand mini-plenaries or written activities to extend and develop your student’s knowledge and engage them in some interesting discussions about Reagan’s actions and whetehr or not they increased or decreased Cold War tensions. An exam style question concludes the lesson (structre strips included). Clear step by step instructions included.