Showing posts with label President Reagan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Reagan. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Touring the Remains of the Berlin Wall

Today's episode of CNN Student News features a look at the remains of the Berlin Wall. Next Monday marks the twenty year anniversary of the wall's dismantling. The segment provides a concise history of the wall. The video is embedded below.

Two years prior to the wall coming down, President Reagan told Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." The video of Reagan's speech from that day is embedded below.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

President Reagan Speaks to Students

Today, President Obama will be speaking to all students through the web and C-SPAN. In November of 1988 President Reagan spoke to students in the East Room of the White House. The address was broadcast to some classrooms (but not mine) throughout the country. You can watch President Reagan's speech in the video embedded below.

Applications for Education
A good follow-up activity to President Obama's speech could be to have students watch President Reagan's speech from 1988. You could have students try to make comparisons between the two speeches.