On This Day: Fall of the Berlin Wall

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 Iron Curtain. Once finished, they consider the lessons of the wall in today's political discourse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create comprehension questions to discuss each segment
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a free C-SPAN account to view the five video segments; use username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
  • Links in resources include related videos
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Clips are short and easy to integrate into instruction
  • Vintage footage is gripping and intriguing
Cons
  • None