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There are a variety of activities in this bundle- use them all or mix and match.
1) . Students will read an online article (or use their class textbook) to complete the graphic organizer summarizing the building/tearing down of the wall and its symbolic significance in the Cold War. A map activity on the boundaries of the wall is included!
2) Students will read an online article (or use their class textbook) to complete the graphic organizer summarizing the collapse of the Soviet Union (perestroika, glasnost, Gorbachev etc.)
3) - students will label a map of the Cold War areas and compare it with a map of the same area created in 1991- what changed?
4) - students will (individually or in small groups) read 13 primary/secondary source documents and take notes on what they learn from each document about the End of the Cold War/results on the graphic organizer provided. Students will be asked to focus on the following questions as they take notes: How did the city of Berlin (Berlin Wall) symbolize the division between democracy and totalitarianism during the Cold War? How did the reunification of Germany (the fall of the Berlin Wall) and the gained independence of the Eastern satellite states from Soviet domination (during the 1990’s) expose the stark realities of life under communism? What were some of the geopolitical consequences of the Cold War?
5) - students will write a eulogy in the provided “tombstone” to commemorate the fall of the Soviet Union/End of the Cold War. (Student directions included)
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