I’m home! Our mother-daughter trip to Central Europe was fantastic, but there’s no place like home. In addition to missing my husband, I was also glad to get back to my mobile data plan, but I suppose being a bit less connected is a good thing. For those of you who recently tried the Surfnetkids Printables Club, but had difficulty logging in, I just fixed a configuration error that effected some new members. If you’d like to give it another chance, you can still take advantage of our 10-day free trial: http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club/.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Cold War Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The Cold War (1947-1991) was an era of hostility between the United States (and our democratic allies) and the Soviet Union (and their communist allies) that began after World War II. During the fifties and sixties, the threat of a Soviet nuclear attack loomed large, much the way the fear of terrorism concerns us today.
Cold War Museum
Best clicks at the virtual Cold War Museum are the Trivia Game (“Who was the founder of the Soviet Communist Party and leader of the Bolshevik Revolution?”) and the decade-by-decade timeline that runs from the ’40’s to the ’90’s. Other clicks reveal a variety of quirky collections, such as Cold War patches, posters from “various exhibits and conferences that were hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency,” and “nineteen posters depicting Soviet Military hardware of the 1980’s.”
During the early Cold War years, CONELRAD was a national Emergency Broadcasting System. Today, “CONELRAD is a site devoted to atomic culture past and present but without all the distracting and pedantic polemics.” If I hadn’t lived through it, I’d probably think this kitsch collection of Cold War pop culture too bizarre to be true. But, as a child of the fifties, I can vouch for its authenticity. Here’s just a few of the many gems awaiting your discovery: Bert the Turtle’s Duck and Cover civil defense movie (in a variety of video formats), Kix Atomic “Bomb” ring promotion (only 15¢ and a cereal box top), and a 24/7 Internet radio broadcast of Cold War era “atomic” hits.
Ducksters: The Cold War for Kids
“The Cold War was often fought between the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union in something called a proxy war. These were wars fought between other countries, but with each side getting support from a different superpower. Examples of proxy wars include the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Soviet Afghanistan War.” Learn more about the major events of the Cold War at this site for middle and high-school students.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Cold War Printable
Cold War Printable Word Search
Cold War Wikipedia Printable
Cold War Quiz and Worksheet
Berlin Wall Printable
Ronald Reagan Printable
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Quote of the Week
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~ (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) African-American civil rights leader. This quote is filed under the category Peace, click the link to read more quotes on this topic.
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