This 2-page reading is ideal for:
~Students of German at the beginner level to introduce them to the history of Germany before they are able to read about it in the target language.
~Students working on English language reading comprehension.
~Students learning the history of Germany.
The reading is followed by 6 reading comprehension questions and all German vocabulary is given in English:
Berliner Mauer – Berlin Wall
Wirtschaftswunder – economic boom
Montagsdemonstrationen – demonstrations
Ossis – East Germans
Wessis – West Germans
Mauerspechte – ‘Wall Peckers’
DDR - Deutsche Democratische Republik
BRD -Bundesrepublik Deutschland
VIDEO - For a fascinating series of short videos detailing the construction and history of the Berlin wall visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jMwUdCM1h0&feature=fvwrel.