Europe: History and Its Influence: Europe after 1945


World Cultures Europe Europe: History and Its Influence: Europe after 1945
Students are introduced to the Cold War by watching a video of the Berlin Wall coming down. Then, they learn about the Cold War and how it influenced various parts of Europe. Next, they explore the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and explain its impact in specific countries. Finally, students develop a set of interview questions they would like to ask someone who lived through the Cold War in Europe.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the Cold War by watching a video of the Berlin Wall coming down. Then, they learn about the Cold War and how it influenced various parts of Europe. Next, they explore the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and explain its impact in specific countries. Finally, students develop a set of interview questions they would like to ask someone who lived through the Cold War in Europe.

Objectives:

  • Describe the division of Europe during the Cold War.
  • Explain the causes of the collapse of communism in Europe.


By the time that World War II and all its atrocities ended, you might expect that countries were ready to get along with each other. But that wasn’t the case. In the wake of World War II, a whole new conflict was arising—the Cold War. In this experience, you will learn about the impact of the Cold War on Europe.

Objectives:

  • Describe the division of Europe during the Cold War.
  • Explain the causes of the collapse of communism in Europe.




The Berlin Wall



Respond to the questions in the table.



In the rest of this experience, you will learn the history behind why the Berlin Wall was built and then torn down.


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