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The Iron Curtain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The period between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall represented a tense, antagonistic relationship between the Soviet Union and the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. Explore the Cold War dynamics and details...
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The Berlin Wall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When East and West Germany were divided, people swam lakes, climbed trains, and jumped out of windows in an attempt to reach West Berlin. Why was the wall erected? Show your high schoolers this moving video.
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Overcoming the Berlin Wall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do fences make good neighbors? Do walls offer a solution to political and social problems? A video that traces the building of and destruction of the wall that divided the West and East German sections of Berlin offers viewers a chance...
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Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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On This Day: Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The Berlin Wall divided a city.. Using clips of discussions between historians, segments from contemporary films, interviews with political operatives, and speeches, learners consider what it was like to look over a wall and behind the...
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Writing About Informational Text The Berlin Wall

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
On June 26, 1963 President John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech close to the Berlin Wall at the Rudolph Wilde Platz. On June 12, 1987 President Ronald Reagan Delivered his famous "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down...
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Berlin Wall Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Berlin Wall lesson plans can teach students how this barrier divided a country and why it gained so much international attention.
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Berlin: A Tale of Two Speeches

For Teachers 11th Standards
What fate befell the city of Berlin after World War II? The lesson shares two speeches from US presidents regarding the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Pupils read primary sources, work in groups, and complete written activities to better...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
After World War II, the Soviet Union and the Allied forces divided Germany into equal quadrants, but Joseph Stalin's increasing mistrust led to nearly 12 months of blocked access to West Berlin—and the 2.3 million people who still lived...
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The Cold War (1945-1991): An Ideological Struggle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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.
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Has the Wall Truly Tumbled Down?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine the events behind the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the continued struggles to truly unify the former East Germany and West Germany.
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Do the Research! Berlin Wall Between East and West Germany

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Berlin Wall worksheet, students do research to find information about the wall built to separate East and West Germany. Using that information, students answer 4 short essay questions.
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Perceptions of German Unification Over Time

For Teachers 10th
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...
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The Berlin Blockade

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The Berlin Blockade may not take up as much space in the history books as other events of the Cold War, but for the citizens of west Berlin in 1948—and the events to follow between the Soviet Union and the United Stattes—those 318 days...
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The Cold War Era (1945 - 1991)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Provide learners with an excellent resource focused 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...
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Crisis in Berlin: Decisions Game!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War did not begin with a bang, but with a swift tactic that reflected the Soviet Union's growing distrust of its former Allies. High schoolers choose either the USA or the USSR in a role play activity as they analyze why each...
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The Berlin Crisis of 1948

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
President Harry Truman faced limited options when Joseph Stalin implemented the Berlin Blockade in 1948. American forces could either evacuate from West Berlin, negotiate with the USSR with UN support, airlift vital supplied into the...
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Introduction To The European Union

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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Restructuring the Post War World: 1945-Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A...
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Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
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Art and the Berlin Wall

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners study the relationship between Cold War politics, the people who were affected by it, and the artists who examined it. They create their own "walls" using a spray paint graffiti procedure.
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For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the political and personal reasons for walls in the world by comparing and contrasting different walls.

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