Behind the Iron Curtain: A Teacher's Guide to East Germany and Cold War Activities

Behind the Iron Curtain: A Teacher's Guide to East Germany and Cold War Activities

by Jeffrey M. Byford


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Behind the Iron Curtain: A Teacher’s Guide to East Germany and Cold War Activities discusses teaching Cold War activities through an East German perspective. The book is comprised of eight chapters that examine various pedagogical approaches and historical background associated with East Germany’s role throughout the Cold War. Topics in this book include multiple methods of differentiated instruction, the beginnings of East Germany, the creation of the Ministry for State Security, the Berlin Wall, youth and education, a planned economy, life and society of East Germans, and the events that led to the fall of communism. The heart of this book includes eighteen lessons associated with life behind the Iron Curtain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761859321
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey M. Byford is associate professor of social studies education at the University of Memphis. He earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Byford’s research interest includes Cold War education and curriculum design.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface and Introduction
Chapter 1: Instruction and Planning
Chapter 2: The Making of the East German State
Chapter 3: The Enemy from Within: The Formation of the STASI
Chapter 4: The Berlin Wall: Divide and Rule
Chapter 5: Becoming a Good Socialist: Youth and Education
Chapter 6: The Planned Economy that Didn’t have a Plan
Chapter 7: Life and Society in East Germany
Chapter 8: The Fall of East Germany

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