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1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side
Students examine the events surrounding the Berlin Blockade. For this Cold War lesson, students discover details about the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. Students examine primary sources and conduct further research about the events and write letters from the perspectives of people involved in the airlift.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 16 Downloads
The Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949
Students investigate the rationale for the formation of NATO in the face of a nascent Cold War. They use the Internet to access primary sources from the era and analyze the blockade of Berlin as the impetus for formation of NATO.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Tintin and I: Primary and Secondary Sources
Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and Tintin? Belgian cartoonist Georges (Herge) Remi’s famous comic character launches a study of primary and secondary source material and the impact these sources have on storytelling. Class members also examine the work of Jason Lutes and his comic series Berlin before researching an unfamiliar culture and crafting their own illustrated adventure narrative.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Overcoming the Berlin Wall
Here is a very informative video on the origins of the Berlin Wall, how it effectively divided Berlin, and the events that led to its demise and the reunification of the German people. This would be an excellent video to show during any unit of study on Germany, or a study of communism vs.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
John F. Kennedy: Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin
“Ich bin ein Berliner.” Here’s the full text of John F. Kennedy’s famous address delivered to the people of Berlin on June 26, 1963. The resource could be used as part of a study of Kennedy’s presidency, of rhetorical devices, or as practice for the DBQ portion of the AP exam.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads
Introduction To The European Union
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 28 Views 104 Downloads
The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)
Provide learners with an excellent resource intended on imparting knowledge on the Cold War Era. Starting in 1945 and going all the way to 1991, the Cold War Era included major historical events, such as the Berlin Wall, Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 118 Views 223 Downloads
Imperialism Old and New
If your really want your history class to know everything about old and new imperialism, look no further. This 58-slide presentation depicts, describes, and explains everything from 19th Century expansion and the Congress of Berlin to the Russo-Japanese War and the Boxer Rebellion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 38 Downloads
Perceptions of German Unification Over Time
Through a series of readings and handouts, learners will study the shifts in perception that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. The history lesson focuses on periods of change in post WWII German history that led to a changed perspective.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side
Students investigate the Berlin Blockade. In this World War II lesson, students discover details about the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. Students examine primary sources and conduct further research about the events. Students compose letters from the perspectives of people involved in the airlift.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 21 Downloads
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Many walls came down at the end of the 1980s. Not only was the Berlin Wall finally taken down, but communist control in East Germany ended, too. Watch this short video clip to illustrate the emotions that the German people had due to this life-changing series of events.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such as the Marshall Plan and the policy of containment, Green goes on to explore US efforts around the globe to stop the spread of communism, and the lasting implications of those endeavors.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 129 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Art and the Berlin Wall
Students explore the artwork of Keith Haring and discover the messages in his art. In this Berlin Wall art lesson plan, students recognize the significance of the Berlin Wall through the study of an artwork. Students sketch a political issue they can relate to.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 24 Downloads
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Students examine the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this Cold War lesson, students analyze the "Brandenburg Gate Speech," delivered by Ronald Reagan and explore the reasons that communism did not flourish in the Soviet Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 44 Downloads
The Reunification of Germany
Middle schoolers explore the process Germany went through to reunify. In this World History lesson, students complete numerous activities, including research, map and graph data and analyzing documents, to develop an understanding of the Reunification of Germany.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 24 Views 109 Downloads