History: The Berlin Blockade and Airlift

Stream until Thu 1st Sep
20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
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.

A solid understanding of the Berlin Blockade will allow students to build their learning of other topics surrounding the end of WW2.

In this class, students will understand why Stalin decided to blockade West Berlin - not allowing entry or exit. They will also discuss why this led to an airlift to fly in supplies. This is an important topic in post-WW2 Germany and hence vital to get a good comprehensive understanding of how and why this occurred.  

This is a great lesson for students studying this topic already in schools, as consolidation of learning, but also for those who have not yet covered the topic, allowing them to get ahead and show teachers their understanding and knowledge in order to achieve their full potential. 

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Key takeaways:
  • The reasons behind the blockade
  • The response of the West
  • How this affected the relationship between the USSR, USA and UK
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students In Years 10 and 11, or any student studying WW2.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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