by Jason Balistreri, SDSU
Jenny Candelaria, Bonita Vista High School
We plan on creating an alternative history webquest regarding the cold war and the possibility of a nuclear holocaust. We would like to incorporate films such as Crimson Tide, Dr. Strangelove, and Thirteen Days to give food for thought and compliment links to primary source materials to complete one's understanding of the background information.
The Cold War was an incredibly turbulent time in world history. The Communist and Democratic blocks were at terrible odds. What if Russia or the United States had dropped a bomb? What if nuclear holocaust had ensued? Or, what if Stalin and Truman had shaken hands and agreed to disagree? This webquest will allow you to take a look at primary Cold War documents and create your own alternative history and help you change the history of the Cold War.