History of Berlin
Twelfth graders observe a multimedia presentation on the fall of the Berlin Wall and interviews with German citizens. They write autibiographies in German in lieu of a final exam.
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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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Deconstructing Genocide: The Ultimate Crime Against Humanity
There are eight stages of an atrocity known as genocide, and it's important to understand how they are represented so we can fight against it in the future. As young historians watch video clips of ten Jewish Holocaust survivors'...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gopher It! Exploring German Cyberspace
Students are introduced to the Gopher research tools. In groups, they compare and contrast English and German services on the gopher servers. They create their own dictionary of computer related terms and spend time downloading picture...
9th - Higher Ed Languages
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel
Young scholars are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts