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Crash Course Theater and Drama
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
German Immigrants Contributions to the Upper Midwest
Students explore contemporary lifestyles, cultures, traditions are influenced by the contributions of the German settlers of that region. They research these influences and design a brochure to entice potential immigrants to the Upper...
Mapping Cultural Universals
Students identify the correlations between many nations. In this geographic culture instructional activity, students create maps based on nationalities, languages and religions. Students present their maps to the class.
Social Studies - Germany Culture
Eighth graders explore German culture. In this World History lesson, 8th graders examine specific traditions in Germany then compare the traditions to the United States through research, activities and discussion.
7th Grade German
Each of these slides has clear images, text, and short summaries which will introduce basic facts about Germany to your students. There are photographs to accompany facts about important events in World War I and II, and also some...
Kaffee - und Teegesellschaften: German Foods
Introduce your Language students to the culture and 19th century German custom of serving coffee and cake at small parties. They read old cookbooks, sort recipes, prepare foods, compare old German recipes to recipes from home and convert...
Ein Interkulturelles Projekt!
Get your class in touch with other students of German (or German students) through this intercultural project. Your pupils can correspond with others in any or all of the ways listed here. The resource provides links to special programs...
Die Weisse Rose: German History
Students conduct research on a German anti-Nazi group named "Die Weisse Rose", the White Rose, that eventually lost their lives for their resistance to Nazi rule. They view films, access the Internet, prepare responsive narratives to the...
Arts and Culture: Dance The Gumoot Dance
This lesson actually includes a full stretch, warm up, and images of the moves your class is to perform. They get their bodies ready then practice the African Gumboot Dance steps as indicated. This is a practice-makes-perfect lesson...
Third graders develop an appreciate for the various cultures that are present in their local community. Through reading and research, they explain how various culture came to live in their area. At the conclusion of the unit, 3rd...
World Literature: “The Wounded” By Lu Xinhua
“The Wounded,” the title story from a collection of stories about the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1977-78), is the central text in a World Literature unit examining choices. An anticipation guide, discussion topics, vocabulary list,...
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Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...
We Are the Champions
Can international sports events be indicative of a country's national pride? Learners consider how the Germany-hosted 2006 World Cup contributed to German cultural pride, and how the fundamentals of sports is celebrated around the world,...
Eleventh graders explore, analyze and study a specific genocidal event in twentieth-century history, The Holocaust. They evaluate a variety of historical artifacts and synthesize the information gathered into their own in order to...
Facing History and Ourselves
The Weimar Republic: Historical Context and Decision Making
Did you know that way before Hitler became a dictator, he actually spent nine months in a German jail? Provide the background for the escalating point before the Nazi party took over in World War II through the exercises in the resource....
German Immigrants:Their Contributions to the Upper Midwest
Students study how contemporary lifestyles/cultures/traditions are influenced by the contributions of the settlers of that region; and use their prior knowledge of German to discuss photographs of people.
German Energy Conversations
Learners identify and interpret the current German energy mix and trends, as well as to make comparisons and contrasts to that of their own country. They write a two paragraph description of including its likely position in the future...
Food Choices: A Socio-Cultural Decision
Students discuss their food preferences. Using a flannel board and food models students describe what they would like to eat for dinner. Students compare their selections with their classmates. Students identify the nationality of ethnic...
Art and Culture of Germany
Germany is a country with a rich and interesting history that can provide a wealth of teaching opportunities.
Altoona Horseshoe Curve: A Vital Link
Young scholars explain the significance of the Horseshoe Curve. For this railroad lesson students reconstruct elements of a German plot to destroy the Horseshoe Curve.
German Fashion Show
Learners explore traditional and modern German clothing items. After observing German folk costumes, students match vocabulary words to the pictures. They bring clothing for a fashion show, describe the clothing and express their...
How Has Colonialism Led to Multilingualism in Africa
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are...
Triumph of the Will
Students view the propaganda film, "Triumph of the Will". Identifying propaganda techniques used, they review any fallacies in logic or persuasive appeals. They discover elements in German culture and their meaning in 1934. They...
Four Immigrant Groups: Their Lives and Music
Fourth graders examine the experiences of four immigrant groups. Class members brainstorm a list of misconceptions of those groups and discuss if these perceptions are still present today. Using maps, groups locate the countries of...