Multimedia Project: Cold War Project
My learning goal was to show an understanding of one nation's perspective during the Cold War. I chose the United States, but I would have students complete projects from the perspective of the USSR, Cuba, Vietnam, China, North and South Korea, Great Britain, etc. The Cold War is an extensive period, and I want the students to be able to show me that they understand the complexity and variety of perspectives that existed during this conflict. The project that I created tries to give a brief overview of the United States point of view during the Cold War, referencing hot-button issues of the era including: Berlin, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War.
This project connects to UDL because it enables creativity of expressing content knowledge. I could have students write a paper about various countries' participation in the Cold War, but this tool allows students to show me that same understanding through videos, images, audio, and text. The format was relatively easy to use, and it was fun to design the poster. This is a project that would help students who are artistic, struggle with reading/writing, or simply want to try something different express their learning.