All these resources go with and extend this History For Humans video on the Berlin Airlift and start of the Cold War.
This first episode on my 3 part Cold War series teaches the amazing story of the Berlin Airlift and how and why America went to such great lengths and risked WWIII to save West Berlin. Teaching through the power of story, but also unpacking the relevant context and history, students learn how the Cold War began, the differences between the US and the Soviets, and how things like the Long Telegram, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and Containment Policy led to the actions taken in Berlin.
Students complete an interactive notesheet that has them make predictions, record vocab, thinking maps (cause/effect chart), and reflect on their predictions to show what they learned in the video. There is a quick quiz to check for understanding and then an extension lesson. In a scaffolded INQUIRY lesson students analyze four different primary sources- a short newspaper article, photograph, map, and cartoon to answer "How did the Berlin Airlift impact the Cold War?" Questions are scaffolded to support diverse learners.
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Episode 2: Rise and Fall of McCarthy & the Red Scare
Episode 3: Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
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