The German Unification Case Study, from Foothill College, provides the teacher with a well organized, challenging lesson culminating in an interactive student simulation, during which student groups reach consensus on resolution to an issue. The website provides a brief historical background, character descriptions (both East and Western German), and social welfare issues, such as pensions, abortion, private property and others. The goal is for the students to study their assigned character then debate the various issues facing a reunified Germany. This site is both teacher and student friendly, although, there is some limitation as far as opportunities for differentiation. This site is designed so that it would work well with individualized instruction or as a cooperative learning activity. author/as/vm
Ohio Social Studies Academic Content Standards (2010)
Course: Modern World History
The break-up of the Soviet Union ended the Cold War and created challenges for its former allies, the former Soviet republics, Europe, the United States and the non-aligned world.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
People in Societies
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 9)
Analyze examples of how people in different cultures view events from different perspectives including:
- Creation of the state of Israel;
- Partition of India and Pakistan;
- Reunification of Germany;
- End of apartheid in South Africa.