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1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side
Students examine the events surrounding the Berlin Blockade. In 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 6 Views 15 Downloads
1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side
Students investigate the Berlin Blockade. In this World War II lesson plan, 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 5 Views 20 Downloads
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Students examine the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In this Cold War instructional activity, 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 7 Views 43 Downloads
The Berlin Wall
Middle schoolers enter the classroom and observe a wall that is set up with desks, bookshelves, or anything else available. to create a barrier that they cannot cross during the class. The class then is divided into East and West Berlin with the wall between them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 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 3 Views 2 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
The Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949
Young scholars 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
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, 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 13 Views 24 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 10 Downloads
Do the Research! Berlin Wall Between East and West Germany
In this Berlin Wall worksheet, learners do research to find information about the wall built to separate East and West Germany. Using that information, students answer 4 short essay questions.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 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 3 Views 5 Downloads
Pictures of the Berlin Airlift: Primary Sources (Photos and Cartoons) to Motivate Learning
Tenth graders describe cartoons and photos from the Berlin Airlift and put them into a historical context. After a lecture/demo, each pair of students be asked to describe what they see in the photos. They then write a caption for each photo.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads