This Berlin Airlift lesson plan and episode tells the amazing story of how America, Britain, and other Allies, saved West Berlin and supplied the city during Operation Vittles against Stalin and the Soviet's blockade. The first lesson of the Cold War unit covers the Containment Policy, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Iron Curtain speech, the “chocolate bomber,” and the differences between America and the Soviet Union that first led to the Cold War.
Inquiry lesson analyzing a variety of sources- a photograph, a map, newspaper article, and a cartoon to determine how Berlin impacted the Cold War. Students answer scaffolding questions before writing a short argumentative response in this engaging lesson plan.
Skill Development: Argumentative writing, evidence gathering.