ERIC Number: ED396972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Geography of Germany, Lessons for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. Social Studies Grades 9-12. Update 1994.
Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William
These lessons, designed for high school classrooms, focus on the country of Germany in teaching the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region). The lessons can be used individually via integration into the curriculum or collectively used as a complete stand-alone unit. The lessons are desigend to support the teaching of courses in World Geography, U.S. Government/Civics, and Economics from a comparative United States/Germany perspective. Each lesson begins with an outline for teaching that includes instructional objectives, a list of necessary materials, and a sequenced list of procedures for using the activities provided with the lesson. Lessons include: (1) "Location of Germany on the Earth's Surface"; (2) "Physical and Human Characteristics of Germany"; (3) "The Interaction of the German People and Their Environment"; (4) "Cultural Diversity in Germany"; and (5) "German Unification and Regional Changes." (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Geography, Geography Instruction, Instructional Materials, Physical Divisions (Geographic), Physical Geography, Resource Materials, Resource Units, World Geography
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), 112 Haddontowne Court, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (single copies at cost price); Goethe House New York, 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 (free sets of materials for inservice training).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Goethe House, New York, NY.; Inter Nationes, Bonn (Germany).
Note: For related item, see SO 025 163.