Explore 100+ videos with historians, filmmakers and activists as they take a fresh look on German Reunification. Attend our lecture series about youth cultures in the GDR, ask our experts whether walls work or not and discuss with them about the limits and advantages of democracies. Also: Design your own utopia.
Follow the virtual collaboration between young hip-hop artists from Berlin and New York. See them navigate new mediums, create lyrics, make songs and shoot videos - and ask them questions about their creative process!
A multiplayer game for beginner German students. In the ficticious "City of Words", students collect new words, use them in everyday situations, and test their skills in short games with other players.
A multiplayer game. How long can you hold a hot potato in your hand? Train vocabulary, grammar, and general knowledge about Germany, take quizzes and compete against other players from around the world.
Find out which German artists are hot. Keep tabs on your favorite band. Check out the latest chart-climber. Watch music videos, vote for the songs that you and your students like best. You will determine what next month’s charts will look like!
Till shares his favorite music with German learners. The 12-year-old invites you to explore the music of Marc Forster.
Social studies and history
We lived on Miracles- Stories of Holocaust Survivors
What can we learn from the past for our present? This bilingual textbook (German & English) for students in grades 5-12, features the oral histories of seven Holocaust survivors, gathered by students of the German International School New York (GISNY). As a remembrance project, this book was produced by 7th graders in cooperation with two local Jewish organizations, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, the Penguin Random House publishing house, the Goethe-Institut, and the German Consulate General New York. Download PDF "We lived on Miracles" Download Guide for teachers about how to use the textbook in your classroom.
How did the events of the Berlin airlift unfold over 70 years ago? Who were the actors? This project breakes down history for German beginners. It includes an interactive PDF for student-centered learning and a 90 minute workshop plan for teachers.
This multimedia brochure narrates the Fall of the Berlin Wall and everyday life in the former GDR from the perspective of two eyewitnesses. It is designed as an interactive PDF in English and includes quizzes and opportunities to learn German words.
A public/private partnership program, TOP is a leading provider of curriculum and study tours relevant to contemporary Germany for specific multiplier groups in North America, specifically social studies educators, STEM educators, and decision makers.
Multimedia teaching materials allow you to discuss queer history in your German class, talk about identity and discrimination, past and current protest movements, as well as gender diversity and equality.
Welcome to the world of German cinema. Here you can watch short films, TV episodes, documentaries, and film excerpts. It’s a great way to get to know Germany and its people and to learn German the fun and easy way.
Download teaching materials on six German movies: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark; Who am I - Kein System ist sicher; Krabat; Kaddisch für einen Freund; Der ganz große Traum; Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland.
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