The Spanish blog 1d10 en la mochila posted a set of cards based on Magic the Gathering but aimed at re-enacting the Cold War. Natxo corrected me on these. Originally I thought he had created these for his 4th grade English class, but what really happened was that the students developed the cards themselves. Better pedagogical practice, really. The history is messed up at times, which might expect. Here’s some examples:
- Stalin gives the Soviets +2, instead of killing millions of his own countrymen.
- Khrushchev actually resurrects Stalin, rather then burying him with the Secret Speech.
- The Russian bomber in the game is a B-29 Superfortress, not a Tupolev TU-95.
- South Korea uses a picture from Vietnam (black top rather than white is the giveaway).
On the other hand, the U.S. comes off looking awfully good, with 4 American medics giving lives to everyone and 3 Privilege cards showing how good it is on the other side of the wall. Thanks to Natxo for correcting me! It is always good to see a creative teacher and the work his students do!