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ERIC Number: ED460913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Berlin Airlift (1948-49): Reporting History with Children's Express. Learner's Guide: An Educational Resource for Students in Middle and High School.
Children's Express, New York, NY.; WETA - TV, Washington, DC.
This guide examines the Berlin Airlift (1948-49) as a 3 component initiative consisting of an educational video report, a "Learner's Guide," and an Internet Web site. These three components were developed by Children's Express at Maryland Public Television in accordance using the national history standards to enrich existing curricula. The 30-minute video report utilizes the Berlin Blockade and Airlift and its 1998 commemoration ceremonies as a vehicle for introducing middle and high school students to the Cold War, its genesis, and its impact. The video uses a team of young reporters to weave a narration that, coupled with extensive archival footage, engages and challenges the minds of students and encourages them to explore this learning experience outside the classroom. The Learner's Guide contains suggestions for its use, information about the video, illustrations and key events in post-World War II Germany between 1945 and 1949, questions for students to answer in class, and outside assignments. A bibliography lists books and Internet Web sites. There is a separate "Teacher to Teacher" section (by Joseph J. Browne) and a "Student to Student" section (by Daniel Ornstein). (BT)
Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd, Owings Mills, MD 21117-1499. Tel: 410-581-4109; e-mail: Videotape (running time: 30 minutes): American Association of Teachers of German, 112 Haddontowne Court, #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3668 (product no. 4-6459, $20). Tel: 856-795-5553; Fax: 856-795-9398; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: German Information Center, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Express, New York, NY.; WETA - TV, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: East Germany; USSR; West Germany