German Prime Minister becomes teacher for the day

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Imagine having your Prime Minister as your teacher for the day. Well that is what happened in Germany last week.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel – who’s like the New Zealand prime minister, John Key- turned up at a high school in Berlin to give a history class.

She wanted to teach the students about the building of the Berlin Wall 52 years ago in 1961.

Germany used to be two countries. It was divided after the second world war into East and West Germany.

Part of the city of Berlin belonged to the east and the other to the west.

The Berlin wall was built to stop people travelling between East and West Berlin and armed guards kept a close eye on it.

The wall was made of concrete and was 96 miles long.

More than 100 people were thought to have been killed over the years trying to get past it.

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