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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 13 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 120 Views 226 Downloads
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 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 5 Views 8 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 instructional activity focuses on periods of change in post WWII German history that led to a changed perspective.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 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
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 Reunification of Germany
Students explore the process Germany went through to reunify. For 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 25 Views 110 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
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 14 Views 39 Downloads
1948 Berlin Airlift Human Side
Young scholars investigate the Berlin Blockade. For this World War II lesson, students discover details about the Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift. Young scholars 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
The Early Cold War: 1947-1970
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 147 Downloads
A slideshow of famous pictures walk us through important achievements around the world, including the first man on the moon and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Your students will enjoy this calming video to kick off your next lesson.
1 min 3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Cold War (1945-1991): An Ideological Struggle
Covering the main topics of the Cold War, including some excellent discussion points on the methodologies of the Soviet and Eastern Bloc nations versus the US and Western Democracies, this presentation is a good way to introduce the events of the Cold War.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads