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This first walking tour took place on a Sunday afternoon and aims to provide an overview of some of the main sites and events in Berlin's history.
This walking tour took place on Monday morning. We caught a tube to Mohrenstrasse station and then walked to the other sites. We then caught a train to Sachsenhausen concentration camp for a guided tour before returning back to the hotel.
This walking tour took place on Tuesday morning. We explored the open air museum at Bernauer Strasse, then went to The Mall for a lunchtime break (with students having the option to check out other sites in the area at their own pace). We then had a guided tour at the Story of Berlin (we got off the tube near the Gedachtniskirche and walked there).
As an added dimension to the trip, I obtained a range of historical photos of key sites in Berlin, then challenged students to recreate them. I then uploaded these to ActiveHistory to share with the students.
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Events (700 years ago today): 1319 – A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.
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Then and Now photographs: Battlefields / Berlin
Interpretation Battleships: The Treaty of Versailles
French Revolution Simulation: Updated, relaunched
20 question factual test: Nixons foreign policy
The Watergate Scandal and the Fall of Richard Nixon
Escape the Room: The Black Death!
54-question Arcade Game: 19thC European Overseas Empires
20-question factual test: Europeans in China
Sourcework Questions: The Boxer Uprising
The Boxer Uprising
Sourcework Questions: The Opium Wars | Model answers
The Opium Wars: Multimedia Presentation / Decision-Making Exercise (22 slides plus video clips)
Sourcework: Was the British reaction to the Indian Mutiny justified? | Model answers for final three questions
Matrix Exercise: The results of the Indian Mutiny
Extension / Homework activity: Whats in a name? Whats in a logo?