Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Berlin

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The inevitability of World War II has arrived: Berlin has fallen. Young historians watch contemporaneous footage of the event, analyze primary source documents, and write a news report that details the roles of the Soviet, British, French, and American armies in finally ending Germany's reign of terror throughout Europe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow small groups to use tablets or laptops for each aspect of the task
  • Print copies of each document for quick reference when students are planning their news reports
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet and the latest version of Flash®
  • The first of four lessons on World War II in Eastern Europe
  • Encourages learners to use research skills and critical thinking
  • Project-based format makes it easy to assign the lesson as either an in-class assignment or homework
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