US History Cold War Map Activity

Day 1: Students will be able to:  Identify major players in the Cold War and place on a world map.


Label all countries in Post WWII Europe

Shade *NATO blue and *Warsaw Pact countries red

 Map Attached


*The 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is formed between anti-communist countries. They agree that if one nation is attacked, the others will come to its aid. The USA allies were: Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Italy, and Portugal

*The 1955 Warsaw Pact is formed between communist countries. The USSR allies were: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania).


Day 2:

Students will be able to identify all countries affected by the Cold War from 1945-present.


Label all countries affected by Cold War foreign policy. Shade the US blue and the USSR red. On a separate piece of paper create a detailed timeline of how/why/when were the countries were affected by the Cold War.

Map attached.