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Showing Grade 10, Unit 9c, Eastern Europe and Uprisings
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German Unification Case Study

Description: In this case study, you will jointly resolve particular issues surrounding German unification. Each participant assumes a German character and takes part in a roundtable discussion. There are two discussion groups, each dealing with separate, yet interconnected issues. Each group has a mixture of East and West Germans. The first group focuses on social issues such as abortion rights, child care and housing rights. The second group deals with issues surrounding the military, border guards and environmental protection. Standards 10.9.5, and 11.9.3

Author: Michael Getty and Brian Vetruba, Stanford University

Lesson ID: 443

Has the Wall Truly Tumbled Down? Exploring the Destruction of the Berlin Wall and the Invisible Barriers that Remain

Description: Examine the events behind the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the continued struggles to truly unify the former East Germany and West Germany. In small groups, research the possible views of people living in East Germany and West Germany while the Berlin Wall still stood, then explore perspectives on numerous aspects of life in Germany as well as views towards other countries. Create characters based on your research, who then "meet people" from the other side of the Wall and document the meeting in a written piece. Standards 10.9.5, and 11.9.3

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network, Debbie Branker Harrod, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 489

One Pictures Changes 1000 Minds

Description: Read and discuss the New York Times article, "News Reports Bolster Support For Bombings," which explains how photographs of Albanian refugees have influenced feelings towards NATO's actions in the Balkans. Choose a photograph and write an essay explaining what you think is happening in the photograph and how it makes you feel. Finally, select and analyze photographs depicting events in the Balkans and create a news photo exhibit. Standards 10.9.5, 11.9.1

Author: Alison Zimbalist and Lorin Driggs, New York Times Learing Network

Lesson ID: 784

Stalin Purges and "Show Trials"

Description: In 1936, Stalin put on his first "show trial" featuring "confessions" that we know today were the result of all sorts of intimidation and even torture. That same year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that forced confessions should be excluded from state criminal trials (Brown v. Mississippi, 297 U.S. 278). The Supreme Court ruled that such confessions denied defendants "due process of law" under the 14th Amendment and that their use should overturn a conviction. But in a case decided in 1991 (Arizona v. Fulminante, 499 U.S. 279), the Supreme Court decided that a forced confession admitted into evidence would not automatically overturn a defendant's conviction. If enough other evidence existed for conviction, the use of a forced confession could be considered "harmless error" and the conviction could stand. In this activity, students work in groups to decide which types of confessions should be considered forced confessions. Standard 10.9.1

Author: Bill of Rights in Action, Constitutional Rights Foundation

Lesson ID: 1365

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