Let's Explore Modern Germany (STEM)

  • Let's Explore Modern Germany © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Let's Explore Modern Germany: Table of Contents © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Let's Explore Modern Germany: Standards © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Let's Explore Modern Germany: Lesson Example © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington
  • Let's Explore Modern Germany: Lesson Example © TOP / Goethe-Institut Washington

Let's Explore Modern Germany

Let's Explore Modern Germany: Instructional Strategies for Elementary Educators is designed to provide elementary and middle school 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. Lesson from the first two sections are relevant to the STEM classroom. 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.