Bridge of Spies: Crossing the Wall
  • History → German History → Berlin Wall
An American spy, James Donovan, tries to cross from West to East Berlin during a very controversial moment in the Cold War.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What kinds of things mark the boundary between East and West Berlin at this time?
  2. Why are the people waiting around in line in the cold?
  3. What might happen to people who try to cross without using an official checkpoint?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe U.S. involvement in world affairs, including the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe U.S. responses to Soviet aggression after World War II, including the Truman Doctrine, the ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the impact of major events associated with the Cold War and independence mov...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the following major events of the Cold War, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and ...

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