How “Cold” was the Cold War?
Common Core Standards: RH1, RH6, RH8, WHST1, WHST8, WHST9
In teaching the history of the Cold War at both the university and secondary levels, many
teachers shroud the complexities of the Cold War in hyperbole. Students often fail to understand
that conflict between the two superpowers would not necessarily result in a nuclear armageddon
and that the entire period did not consist of the calculated brinksmanship displayed by John F.