Every teacher knows the challenge: How do you educate students about historical events in an interesting and compelling fashion? In an era of Wikipedia and YouTube many young people consider history class as irrelevant or extremely boring.
If you would like to teach your students about the realities of life in the divided city of Berlin or the causes that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, there’s no better place than The Wall Museum where history class can be entertaining as well.
The multimedia features within The Wall Museum are the perfect solution. The exhibition illustrates history in an audio-visual and chronological way and spans from the division of post-war Germany and the construction of the Berlin Wall to the Cold War and the fate of victims of the wall while highlighting the significant events that caused the fall of the wall. Instead of rows of showcases with dusty objects and blackboards with long and uninteresting texts, students will find a lively and informative representation of German history from 1945 to 1989. Over a hundred screens and projectors convey the events in a unique way with audio and subtitles in German and English.
Due to its location on the former border strip and as part of the fortification, The Wall Museum building itself is part of the exhibition. Located at the southern end of the East Side Gallery, students can already witness part of Berlin’s history and art scene on the way to the museum.
In addition to visiting the museum we can also organize a meeting with a contemporary witness of the era. Conversations with local witnesses are a great way of highlighting or deepening certain aspects of this time, such as childhood memories from the GDR, stories from former refugee helpers and young pioneers or emotions relating to the fall of the wall. The aim of contemporary witnesses is to convey feelings and experiences of that time in a personal way. The open discussion takes about 60 minutes and takes place in a separate room before or after the museum visit, which allows the students to bring their own questions, opinions and views into the conversation.
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