Germany In Focus

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  • Germany in Focus © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Germany in Focus © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Germany in Focus © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Germany in Focus © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington

Germany In Focus

Germany In Focus: Instructional Strategies for Secondary Educators is designed to provide secondary and middle school social studies teachers with comprehensive lessons on Germany - historical and contemporary - that can be easily integrated into preexisting curricula in world history, geography, comparative government, economics, and sustainability.

The book is organized into seven sections or foci: Geography, Society, History, Reunification, Political System, Economy, and Sustainability. Each section begins with excerpts from interviews with a diverse group of Germans which relate to the focus topic. Teachers may use these as stimuli to pique student interest in the focus topic. The lesson organization consists of a focus question(s) to guide instruction. Each lesson is correlated to the revised National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and Common Core Standards and includes a lesson overview which summarizes the objective 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.