Thank you for choosing to teach your pupils about the Berlin Airlift. We hope that these lesson plans will engage and inform them, whilst creating some lively debate around an often forgotten but incredibly important chapter of Cold War History.
You’ll see that the pack contains 5 Lesson plans and 1 Activity sheet.
Each individual lesson plan contains: briefing notes, headline facts, photographs, maps, discussion points and eye-witness statements which, when clicked, will play on YouTube. The Activity sheet contains all actual tasks that each pupil will need to complete and, once printed off should be returned at the end of the session.
These resources have been created in partnership with Bungay High School in Suffolk and were created with exam syllabic in mind. We believe they offer an interesting and alternative way for GCSE teachers to deliver the topic of the Berlin Airlift.
During the course of this Lottery funded project, we filmed interviews with over 5O British Veterans of the Berlin Airlift – which can all be accessed via our website. Here you can also access photographs and other items of personal memorabilia, which you might like to incorporate into your teaching.
If you need any help or guidance, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Many thanks.
Head of History, Bungay High School
"This important area [of history] has long been overshadowed by other events. Now at last information has been collected, preserved and made available in a form that is both thought provoking and accessible to young people."
Bungay High School
"I didn’t just find out about what happened on the airlift, I found out their own personal feelings they felt whilst being there."
"I believe the recording and archiving of oral history is one of the most powerful resources for our students. It is vital that we do not lose these personal and insightful experiences that really give a context to events. Legasee and schools like ours will not let the memories or stories disappear"