This TED-Ed Original, The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall, from Konrad H. Jarausch distills the complicated background to and history of the Berlin Wall into a 6-minute animated short film.
TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.
Konrad H. Jarausch is Professor of European Civilisation at the University of North Carolina. Born in Magdeburg, he has written many books about modern German and European History.
The lesson he created for TED-Ed was animated by Kyriaki Kyriakou, Remus Buznea, Mitko Karakolev and narrated by Addison Anderson and released shortly after the 56th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall.
On August 13, 1961, construction workers began tearing up streets and erecting barriers in Berlin. This night marked the beginning of one of history’s most infamous dividing lines: the Berlin Wall. Construction continued for a decade as the wall cut through neighborhoods, separated families, and divided not just Germany, but the world. Konrad H. Jarausch details the history of the Berlin Wall.
Watching the video needn’t be the end of the lesson. There is a page on the TED-Ed website that facilitates further learning and discussion that arises from viewing this animated short.
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall – Konrad H. Jarausch
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