Germany In Focus (STEM)

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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 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's seventh and final section on sustainability contains relevant lessons for STEM educators. The 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.