Let's Explore Modern Germany: Instructional Strategies for Elementary Educators is designed to provide elementary and middle school social studies teachers with comprehensive lessons on Germany - historical and contemporary - that can be easily integrated into preexisting curricula.
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 National Council for the Social Studies (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.