The Berlin Wall Lesson


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This is an excellent lesson on the Berlin Wall. There is a reading that goes along with the PowerPoint called "The Berlin Wall Article". You can download this on my Slideshare page under the category "documents".

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  • The Berlin Wall Lesson

    1. 1. Imagine that the mayor of Collierville has created a giant wall around the entire city of Collierville. No one can get in and no one can get out of the city. Also, he has created a giant wall where poplar avenue once stood that divides Collierville in half. Write a journal entry explaining how this would affect your life. Think about the places you go, the people you could not see, etc.
    2. 2. I can describe the culture and lives of people in Germany SPI 7.3.10 Identify the characteristics that define a region geographically.
    3. 3.      Major Cities in Germany are Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich. Munich is known for being a main tourist attraction for it’s pubs, clubs, and being the largest place to celebrate Oktoberfest. Berlin is known very well for having a very large historic background. Frankfurt is a very large, important trade center for Germany and Europe. Frankfurt is now in charge of the European Bank headquarters.
    4. 4.     82.3 million people live in the country of Germany. It is the largest population in all of the EU States 89% of the population lives in cities There are 81 large cities in the country of Germany
    5. 5.       The country of Germany is very well known for it’s alcoholic beverages. Germany brews about 5,000 different types of beers in 1,500 breweries. Another alcoholic drink that Germany is well known for is the liquor known as Schnapps, a fruit flavored liquor. The Gummy Bear was invented close to the town Bonn in 1922 by a man named Hans Riegel. Gummy Bears come in many fruit flavors like: pineapple, orange, lemon, apple, stra wberry and etc. The first time gummy bears were brought to the USA was in the year 1982.
    6. 6.     Still today the country of Germany is very well known for it’s work in classical music. Famous such as Bach, Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Brahms, and Handel were all born in Germany. In Germany there are 80 publicly financed large concert halls. Along with classical music Germany is also very well known for producing writers and performers in the techno/club scene.
    7. 7.     Germany is ruled by the Chancellor, Angela Merkel. The chancellor is similar to the job of being Prime minister. The country also has a president who deals with formal occasions. Germany runs their government by a Parliamentary system.
    8. 8.      On August 15th, 1961 in Berlin, Germany the Berlin Wall was started to be built. The purpose it was built was to split off East Berlin from West Berlin for the next 28 years. The main reason it was built was to separate West (American sector) and the East side (Russian sector). Nickname of the wall was known as the “Iron Curtain”. The wall started to be removed on the date November 9 th, 1989 , they took the last piece of the wall down in the year of 1990.
    9. 9.  To be overseen by the four world powers
    10. 10. THE BERLIN WALL       What did it look like? Tear up the streets Installed barbed wire entanglement fences Train services between the 2 sectors was cut off Road traffic was stopped East Germans were not allowed to leave without permission.
    11. 11. 10 minutes End
    12. 12. THE BERLIN WALL
    13. 13. 1. Open your binder back to the Bell Work from earlier. 2. Write down 3 facts you learned today about Germany.