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Escaping and the Berlin Wall - 2SL3SL4SL5SL

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August 2015 is the 54th anniversary of when the Berlin Wall was first built.

This short-form article and corresponding worksheets will introduce elementary school students to the Berlin Wall and those who risked everything to escape East Berlin.

This curriculum includes a reading sheet for four reading levels (second, third, fourth, and fifth grade), lesson plans, debate prompts, an inquiry report topic, and more. The answers are also included in the teacher’s answer key, and each reading sheet and worksheet can be reproduced for students.

Here is the plan for these teaching materials:

Week One, Step 1
- Read A Student’s Connection to the World: “Escaping and the Berlin Wall”

Week One, Step 2
Choose one activity:
- 5W/H Worksheet
- The Berlin Wall Learning Cube
- Comparison Worksheet — Gather the Facts

Week Two, Step 1
Choose one activity:
- Debate sheet
- Inquiry Report sheet
- Current Event Notebook Illustrations: Have students color and cut out the illustrations to include in a current event notebook.
- Coloring sheet

Week Two, Step 2
Choose one activity:
- Hold a class debate.
- Have students write an Inquiry Report based on their research.
- Have students glue the appropriate illustrations in their current event notebooks as they write about the current event.

Purchase this reading resource here or purchase it in A Connection to the World for Elementary School Students, along with over 10 other informative texts, worksheets, and activities.

Escaping and the Berlin Wall is copyrighted (c) 2015 by S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. No part of this material (in part or as a whole) may be altered. Teachers and parents may use this material for students in the classroom or at home. It may not be commercially reproduced for print, electronic, or other formats and/or platforms, and may not be distributed electronically or commercially, unless written permission is given by S. Kay Seifert.
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