Let's Explore Modern Germany (NEW)
The book is organized into four sections: Geography, Contemporary Life, History, and the Grimm Brothers and Other Tales. Each lesson is correlated to the revised 2010 NCSS and Common Core Standards and includes a lesson overview that summarizes the objectives of the lesson, pertinent teacher background information, a suggested time frame, instructional resources (located on the accompanying Instructional Resource Disc), and a detailed lesson procedure. In addition, there is a whole group reflection, which reconnects students with the focus question(s), lesson modifications and extensions. The lesson design allows the teacher to integrate social studies with literacy, mathematics, and science.
Table of Contents
Let's Explore 1: Geography
- Mapping Germany
- Traveling Through Germany Game
- Using Latitude and Longitude
- Uniting Europe: The European Union
- Measuring with Metrics
- Let's Talk
- Let's Eat
- Let's Learn
- Let's Cycle
- Let's Be Green
- Let's Be Responsible
- Let's Buy
- Turning Points
- Famous Germans
- Lessons of the Holocaust
- Operation Vittles
- Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Well-Known Tale: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Lesser-Known Tale: Herr Korbes
- The Adventures of Baron Münchausen
- Family Vacation Along the German Fairy Tale Road
It's Up to You & Me, Here & Across the Sea
Part 1: Causes & Effects of Global Warming
Part 2: The Kyoto Protocol
Part 3: International Cooperation
Part 4: Student & Classroom Involvement
Save Our Schule (Online Game)
This interactive web-based game for later elementary students follows the students of "Henkel Schule" in Germany who discover plans for the demolition of their school. Only their fast action can save it from being torn down. Players make choices along the way that affect the outcome and length of game play.
|Save Our Schule||Click to Play|
A Kid Like Me (2005 Edition)
A Kid Like Me Across the Sea: The Life of a German Child is designed for elementary classrooms.
The series of lessons draws heavily on interpretation of photographs, working with maps, creating timelines, charts, graphs, and other process skills. The topics of physical and cultural geography, meeting basic needs, political symbols, and people are addressed from a comparative United States/Germany approach.
The package contains lesson plans and corresponding color transparencies.
|Color Transparencies||PowerPoint, 3.4 MB|
| Entire Textbook Online
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