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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Early Cold War: 1947-1970

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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The Cold War: 1945-1991

For Teachers 8th - 11th
The best part of this presentation about the Cold War is the various pictures, photos, and maps throughout the slides. The timeline of this time period is difficult to follow in the presentation, as well as the details about several main...
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Art and the Berlin Wall

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students 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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Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War,...
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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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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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Has the Wall Truly Tumbled Down?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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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Ronald Reagan

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore the accomplishments of President Reagan. In this Reagan presidency lesson plan, students visit an Internet site about the president and color a picture of him. Students also discuss Reagan's involvement in the...
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Western Europe

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Western Europe worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the history, culture, economics and modern life as they read five short passages. There are also five comprehension questions.
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Reactions to the Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Cold War worksheet, students read the noted textbook pages and then respond to 8 short answer questions about nuclear build-up, NORAD, and the Berlin Wall.

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