“Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world." Earl Warren (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ~ 1891 - 1974)
The Communist East German government built the Wall in 1961 to stop their citizens fleeing en masse to West Berlin & West Germany and freedom.
After 40 years of harsh Communist rule, the same thing happened again in 1989 because Hungary had opened its border with Austria and East Germans fled en masse via Hungary to Austria and freedom.
The irony would be funny if it weren't so poignant.
This History Channel documentary ~ Modern Marvels The Berlin Wall
~ reviews the major events concerning the Wall that separated the communist east from the democratic west.
Included here are:
1. A 10-page introductory overhead in English to give background information on the post-war era in Germany
2. A film question sheet with 20 follow-along questions in English
3. An answer key for the question sheet
4. A 6-page follow-up overhead in English with more information
These overheads are the same as in my
'Rick Steves ~ Berlin, Germany'
Having students select from multiple choice answers allows more
time for their eyes to stay on the film and not spend it looking
down writing out answers and, thus, not miss seeing
important moments in the film.
Everything is classroom-ready to make your job easier. (20 pages)
* PLEASE NOTE
This documentary is viewable online ~
'The Berlin Wall Modern Marvels'
* EXPANSION ACTIVITY *
Some delightful videos have been done by Andrew Bossom
, an Englishman living in Germany. He has a refreshing and fun way of looking at things, such as ~
'How did the Berlin Wall come down?'
the subsequent reunfication of the two countries ~
'German Unity: What's so special about the 3rd of October?
commenting on President Kennedy's famous speech at the Wall in June 1963 when he said, Ich bin ein Berliner
'Ich bin ein Berliner or How edible was JFK?'
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.. Interesting French words used in German. ..
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Special Back-to-School Activities & Review Resources
* Back-To-School Review * Pac For German
* Tissue * Box Project For German Class .. A great back-to-school review project. ..
* Die Schultüte For German * Class
* A Light History Of The English Language For German Class
* The Color * Game For German Class .. Vorsicht. This can get pretty exciting ! ..
* The Use of du * ihr * Sie in German
* Telling Time * Pac For German Class
* Das Perfekt * Pac ~ Activities For German Class
* Menu * Project For German Class
.. Great back-to-school activity for level 2. This makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work for Open House night. ..
* The Two * Way Preposition Pac For German
* Wordle Activity * Pac For German .. Be prepared for Excitement with a capital 'E' ! ..
* Practice * Pac ~ wissen und kennen
* Using An Online German-English Dictionary
Customs & Life in Germany
* Das Namensrecht * The German Naming Laws
.. Nice initial introduction to a cultural difference for the start of school. ..
* The School * Pac For German
* Toi toi toi * And Other Customs In Germany
* Der Knigge ~ Manners Still Matter
* Wedding * Customs In Germany .. Fun to talk about right before Valentinstag. ..
* Food * Customs And Dining In Germany
* The Autobahn And Driving In Germany
* The Post * Pac For German Class
* Let's Talk Business: In German .. Perfect, too, for after the AP Exam. ..
* German-American Day * Famous People .. For October 6th ~ German-American Day. ..
* German-American Day Activities * Pac .. For October 6th ~ Easy activities to make this day special. ..
* German * American Day Bundle
* Mamie Eisenhower * Think Pink .. It's free. ..
Mamie was our last First Lady to be born in the 1800s.
Learn more about the seldom-talked-about wife of one of our most famous German-Americans, President Dwight David Eisenhower. ..
* November 1st * Tombstone Project For German
.. Nice for Allerheiligen. ..
* The Christmas * Pac For German Class
* Nikolaustag * Pac For German
* German Christmas With Rick Steves
* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Vienna
* Faschingsmasken For German Class
* Valentinstag ♥ Pac For German Class
* Valentinstag ♥ Carte For German Class
* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 1 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. ..
* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 2 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. This was such a hit in German 1, my students made me make a German 2 version. ..
* Mother's Day Project * Pac For German
.. Perfect for Muttertag im Mai. ..
Assessments & Projects & Activities
* Final * Exam For German 1
* Final * Exam For German 2
* Final * Exam For German 3
* Komm mit Level 1 ~ Video * Pac
* Komm mit Level 2 ~ Video * Pac
* Lotto * Pac For German .. Review more than just numbers with this fun way to reinforce vocabulary, too. ..
* Proverb * Pac For German Class
* Card Game * Pac For German Class
* Schokoladen * Fest For German Class
* Geography * Pac For German Class
* Schattenbilder * Silhouettes For German Class
* Rorschach * Inkblot Activity For German Class
* The Doctor * Is In For German Class
* The Extra Credit Word * Pac For German
* Food * Activity ~ Pass The Plate For German Class
* Bulletin * Board Bonanza For German Teachers
* Coat of Arms Project * For German Class
* The Weather * Pac For German
* The Calendar Activities * Pac For German Class
* Photo Scavenger * Hunt For German Class
.. Perfect for after the AP German Exam or for upper level students. ..
* Battleship * Pac For German .. Good oral practice of verb tenses. ..
* ABC-Büchlein For German .. Need a recruiting tool ? Try this. ..
* Monster * Project For German Class
* Chutes & Ladders Verb * Project For German Class
* Country Map * Project For German Class
.. Easy for German 1 and makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work. ..
* Fun End-Of-Year Awards For German Class .. Nice way to end the year. ..
* End-of-Year Review * Activities For German
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 1
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 2
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 3
* Household * Chores Activities For German
* Relative Pronoun * Activity For German
* Verb Activity * Pac For German
* Word Wise Vocab * Pac For German .. Nice for enlarging the vocabulary of your AP German students. ..
* Dative * Case Activities For German
Great Films & Documentaries
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 1
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 2
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 3
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 4 ~ Biographies
* Feature * Film ~ Nordwand (North Face) .. You'll be on the edge of your seat till the very end ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ Woman In Gold
* Feature * Film ~ Race .. Nicely done bio-pic for Black History Month. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Jesse Owens - American Experience .. An interesting documentary. Perfect link between German and Black History Month. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Bella Martha Mostly Martha .. Sweet film. Fits in nicely with a food unit. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Rosenstraße
* Feature * Film ~ Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas
* Rick Steves * Germany Benelux & More
* Feature * Film ~ Marx & Coca Cola .. A delightful film about post-Reunification hurdles. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Swing Kids
* Burt Wolf ~ Ticino, Switzerland
* Feature * Film ~ Seven Years In Tibet
* Feature * Film ~ Sissi Forever My Love
* Feature * Film ~ The Young Victoria
* Feature * Film ~ Amadeus
* Rick Steves ~ Berlin, Germany
* Feature * Film ~ The Sound of Music
* Feature * Film ~ Vitus .. Good way to touch upon German-speaking Switzerland. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Bach's Fight For Freedom
* Feature * Film ~ Handel's Last Chance
* Feature * Film ~ Bridge of Spies
* Feature * Film ~ Das schreckliche Mädchen ~ The Nasty Girl
* Feature * Film ~ Das Wunder von Bern
* Feature * Film ~ Die weiße Rose ~ The White Rose
* Feature * Film ~ Einstein's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ Influenza 1918
* Feature * Film ~ Lola rennt ~ Run, Lola, Run
* Feature * Film ~ Night Crossing .. Da sitzen Sie auf heißen Kohlen bis zum Ende ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ The Berlin Wall ~ Modern Marvels
* Feature * Film ~ The Candy Bomber
* Feature * Film ~ The Monuments Men
* Feature * Film ~ The Rise and Fall of the Wall
* Feature * Film ~ Valkyrie
* Rick Steves * Austria & The Alps
* Feature * Film ~ Patton
* Feature * Film ~ Heidi
* Feature * Film ~ War Horse
* Feature * Film ~ Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
* Rick Steves ~ Luther and The Reformation
* Feature * Film ~ The Great War Christmas Truce
* Feature * Film ~ Strauss: The King of Three Quarter Time
* Feature * Film ~ Liszt's Rhapsody
* Feature * Film ~ Beethoven Lives Upstairs
* Feature * Film ~ The Zookeeper's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ The Lost Battalion
* Feature * Film ~ All Quiet On The Western Front
* Rick * Steves ~ Dresden and Leipzig
* Feature * Film ~ The King's Speech
.. Wondering about the Royal Family's German connection ?
.. It's explained in the accompanying overhead. ..
Other Ready-to-Use Resources
* Flashback * Pac ~ Grammar Review For Students of French, German, Italian, Spanish
* The Traveler's * Ten Commandments For FL Students .. It's free. ..
* Alphabet Games * Pac For French, German, Italian, Spanish
* Valentine's Day ♥ Trivia Game For French, German, Italian, Spanish
.. Perfect fun activity in February for your German Club. ..
* Eponym Activity For French, German, Italian, Spanish .. Works well as a sub plan, too. ..
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KEYWORDS Cold War / Berlin Wall / Soviet threat / President Kennedy / President Reagan / Krushchev / Willy Brandt / World War II / Communist threat / Reunification / Tag der Deutschen Einheit / The collapse of the Soviet Union / The Fall of the Wall