The Berlin blockade. 1948-1949. Before starting the presentation, I need to know whether you are a student or teacher! Click on the tab below. Teacher. Student. Learners. 11 to 12 graders, who have a background in some U.S. History. They must have access to a computer with the internet.
The Berlin blockade
It’s great to see a new face on my plane! My name is Gary and I will be your pilot today!
On our way to Berlin I will be telling you about the Berlin Blockade! You may use the screen on the back of your chair to follow along!
But first you must know how to operate the controls!
Click on any of the pages to see different aspects of the Berlin Blockade! Once you have done all four take the quiz!
The military zones
Berlin was inside the Soviet Union Zone!
When the 3 decided to consolidate anyway, the Soviets blocked all access into Berlin!
If you were in President Truman’s place what would you do?
Remember that by continuing to consolidate could have meant WWIII. Also, the United States was responsible for those living in their zone.
The access points
This is one of the three air corridors that were used to gain access into Berlin!
If you had lived in Berlin during the blockade, how hard do you think it would have been to live there? What would you do?
Remember that during the airlift, citizens only had what the planes brought.
Also, there was little chance to leave through the blockade.
The black line around West Berlin is the entire Berlin Wall.
An East German Soldier defects and jumps over the barbed wire fence surrounding West Berlin.
We are following the air corridors now, to fly into Berlin!
Watch this video on the Berlin Wall!
Welcome to Gary’s Berlin Blockade Quiz!!
1961; built the Berlin Wall
1949; closed all access points into Berlin
1948; opposed the consolidation of the three other zones
1989; tried to hold on to Berlin longer
--The Berlin Blockade wasn’t in 1961, although the Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall.
--The Berlin Blockade ended in 1949!
--The Cold War ended in 1991 and several decades after the blockade.
Remember that the Truman Administration was responsible for the inhabits of the American zone and the others when they consolidated. Also, the Soviet Union believed the three other powers to be in violation of the Potsdam Agreement.
Remember that the Soviet Union cut off all land and water access during the blockade.
The Berlin Airlift
Separate West And East Germanys
The Berlin Wall
All of them are outcomes
-- The Airlift is an outcome as it began after the blockade started and lasted throughout the blockade.
--After the blockade ended separate West and East Germanys started to form.
--The Berlin Wall, while 12 years later, resulted due to the increasing differences between the two Germanys that began after the blockade.
Remember that the 3 zones to the west are (going from top to bottom of the map) the French, British, and American zones.
The zone to the east is the Soviet Union zone.
You have it made to Berlin!
It’s time for you to get off the plane and enjoy stay! I hope you enjoyed your flight!