"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
SCOS Objective 5.04: Trace the course of the Cold War and judge its impact on the global community (including but not
limited to the Korean War, the satellite nations of Eastern Europe, and the Vietnam War).
This picture can be used in a lesson on the "Velvet Revolution"to show students how the Cold War came to a mostly peaceful conclusion, a major factor being due to the negotiations between Reagan and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980's. Picture can also be used to demonstrate to students the importance of symbolism in tearing down the Berlin Wall.