The Olympics and the Cold War

Instructional Resource

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Economics
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Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9
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The Olympics and the Cold War

Instructional Resource

This learner resource includes artifacts and archival documents regarding the 1980, 1984, and 1988 Olympics. Students will explore these materials in order to develop an understanding of how the Olympics were used as a platform for the United States and the Soviet Union to display political ideals during the Cold War. Comprehension and analysis questions are embedded throughout.

Tags: Wilson Center, Cold War, Olympics, hockey, Miracle on Ice, boycott, Afghanistan, Soviet Union, USSR, Communism