ERIC Number: ED382489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Germany: The Search for Unity. Guide for Workshop Leaders.
This document is designed to support teachers in the use of instructional materials related to contemporary Germany. The materials in this guide provide the basis for a one-day, 5 hour inservice session. The workshop agenda begins the guide and sets out the schedule of times for different activities and instruction. The suggested format can be modified to meet the needs of individual workshop leaders, various audiences, and different time frames. Transparencies of the agenda and workshop objectives are included. The workshop has three objectives for participants: (1) increase their awareness and understanding of developments in contemporary Germany; (2) review instructional materials for use in middle and high school classrooms; and (3) examine plans for implementing an inservice workshop at the building or district level. The introduction period of the agenda includes name cards, a people search, and a map. A section for setting the stage has activities for exploring the reasons for studying Germany, the geographic setting, and the historical setting. Another period deals with the instructional unit. It includes a scavenger hunt, an explanation of the structure of the lessons, and a sample lesson on German unification. The afternoon sessions deal with support materials, planning and implementing local workshops, and a wrap up and questions section. Other available materials include the "One Nation Undivided" video; "The Week in Germany"; "Focus on Germany"; and newspapers; news magazines; and miscellaneous sources. Worksheets, procedures, and transparencies accompany each section. A materials request card and workshop evaluation conclude the guide. (DK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Unity, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Political Divisions (Geographic), Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
Goethe House New York, 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (free for workshop leaders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Goethe House, New York, NY.