Germany: The Berlin Wall
These website are about Germany and the Berlin Wall. Learn about the rise and fall of the wall, how the wall worked, and find a lesson plan for teaching more about the wall. Includes a link to eThemes Resource: Country: Germany.
Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
Explore ten sections covering the history of The Berlin Wall. Students can navigate the sections and take a quiz.
Rise and Fall of The Berlin Wall
Watch this video to learn reasons for the wall's construction and what led to its demise. In a related link are photographs of sections of the wall.
A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall
Use this site to provide students with information on the creation of the wall, how people lived on either side, victims of the wall and what is left. Timelines and maps are provided.
Berlin Wall Online
This site provides numerous resources that could be used in a class discussing the Cold War and what prompted the dividing of a city. NOTE: This site contains ads.
How the Berlin Wall Worked
Use this link for information dealing with the reason for the wall, living in the shadow of the wall, and much more. Two brief videos are included. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Discussion of the rise and fall of The Berlin Wall
View this interview with Tom Brokaw and Rober MacNeil to listen to the historical aspects surrounding The Berlin Wall.
Lesson Plans for The Berlin Wall
Complete lesson plans for elementary and middle school students provide instruction on the historical reasons for The Berlin Wall and living with it. Designed for field trips to the exhibit at the Newseum, lessons would also be appropriate for viewing the exhibit online.
eThemes Resource: Country: Germany
These sites about Germany have information on the country’s history, regions, and traditions. See a live view from a Webcam, listen to the country’s national anthem, learn some basic German words, and follow the instructions for German recipes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Holocaust.