Spies of the Cold War

Today you’ll be going back in time to become a spy in the Cold War. Can you navigate a world of secrets, lies, and shifting loyalties to protect your country from possible annihilation? 

Choose your spy identity. These are all real people who worked as spies during the decades of distrust between America and the Soviet Union. Can you find out what the enemy is planning in time to prevent the worst from happening? Will you survive your time undercover?

So begins our Time Travel Field Trip to 1965. It’s unlike any history lecture, textbook or presentation you’ve ever seen. Why?

History is so often taught as a fait accompli, something where the conclusion is already known, something that happened a long time ago to other people.

This is different. Click the links to find out more.

  • Accurate and detailed history, complete with primary sources
  • Meets the standards you have to teach anyway…but in a way that makes students want to continue playing history at recess.

Appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Requires only one class period.

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  • Simple to implement - takes almost no prep time!
  • Written by a teacher for teachers; classroom-tested.
  • Highly engaging and fun!
  • Detailed and accurate.
  • Appropriate for grade 5 and up!