All of you must have seen on TV or read in the news about last Sunday, November 9th, celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Unfortunately, the world is still a walled place indeed. According to the Guardian, 6000 miles of walls have been built in the last decade. Spain is also among the countries that have built up walls. Many of those walls are built to prevent people from leaving or entering a country. We are about to start the new topic of this term, migration. Finding out where and why new walls are being built will help us understand why people want to move.
The Guardian journalists have visited 10 of the most controversial walls. The teacher will assign a wall to each pair. Using the interactive Guardian map, you will have to investigate and answer the following questions. Then, you will have to report your findings to your classmates.
- Where is it located?
- How long is it?
- When was it built?
- What is it made of?
- Has it proved effective for the purpose it was built?
- What do people think about it?
- Are there any testimonies included in the article?
- Are testimonies from both sides of the wall?
- Read the end note. Do you agree with the journalist’s opinion?