Zeezok Publishing's to K-19: The Widowmaker is a great way to incorporate media into your study of the Cold War.
First of the new Hotel-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines the hastily designed and constructed vessel seems headed for disaster long before its launching. While cruising in the Atlantic Ocean K-19 experiences a cooling system failure in one of its nuclear reactors. An improvised method of cooling the reactor prevents a thermonuclear explosion but with terrible consequences for the men of the repair crew. This action-packed incident during the Cold War brings to life the tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union when nuclear proliferation seemed the only deterrent to the use of such destructive weaponry.
This Z-Guide contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities based on this exciting film. Learn more about the bad luck that followed K-19 on every voyage. Produce a news report on a major event of the Cold War. Serve as mediator of a dispute with the Conflict Resolution 101 activity write an alternative ending to this historical event or design a fallout shelter to protect your family in the event of a nuclear war. Evaluate your own beliefs with the worldview activity probe the directors mind with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the entire family involved with the For Family Discussion section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your students course objectives areas of interest or time schedule.
This CD contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use.
This Z-Guide is based on the movie K-19: The Widowmaker (2002). You can view a trailer for the movie below.