The Building of the Berlin Wall

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Key takeaways
Why was the Berlin Wall built?
How is it connected to the worsening relationship between USA and USSR?
How has the Wall become a symbol of the Cold War? 
Brian DickinsonHost: Brian is a History and Sociology teacher with 26 years experience. He is also an examiner with two exam boards, so he likes to focus on material and techniques that will best help students when it comes to exam time.

The building of the Berlin Wall had enormous consequences across Germany and the wider world. In this class, students will learn why, with thousands of skilled workers fleeing from East Berlin to the west, the East German government decided to build a permanent wall dividing the city. Students will be guided through the reasons behind the building of the Wall and its significance in the worsening relationship between the USA and the USSR. They will also examine how the Wall became a symbol of the Cold War.

Whether students have covered this topic in lessons already or are approaching it for the first time, this class has value as a revision tool or to allow students to get ahead and show teachers and examiners how good they are! It is also a fantastic class for students who just have an interest in the topic and want to understand more of the reasons behind important Historical decisions. 

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 and 11 or S3 and S4.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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