ERIC Number: ED349843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Teaching Literature in a Proficiency Oriented Classroom. Pedagogically Prepared Units by Teachers of German, 1991, NEH German Institute, Westminster College, Berlin, Germany.
Moeller, Aleidine J., Ed.
A number of papers by secondary school German language teachers resulting from an institute on incorporation of literature into classroom instruction jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Goethe Institute of Germany are collected here. They represent classroom methods and materials developed by institute participants for use in their own courses. A brief introductory essay discusses a rationale for the use of literature in the proficiency-oriented language classroom. The following papers are included: "Poetry in the Classroom" (Aleidine J. Moeller); "Meyer's 'Der Romische Brunnen'" (Jake Erhardt); "'Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten' (Bruder Grimm)" (Maureen Helinski); "'Heimkehr' von Kafka" (Kathy Russman); "'Der Stift' von Kafka" (Gracie Jackson);"Mogliche Aktivitaten zu 'Popp und Mingel' von Marie Luise Kaschnitz" (Marilyn Mitchell); "Teaching Literature: A Suggested Unit for High School Students" (James V. Wehner); "'Drei Kamaraden' von Remarque" (Kathy Russman); and "'Beidermann und die Brandstifter' von Frisch" (Deloris DeLapp). These papers are followed by a section called "Writing in the Classroom." Introduced by Aleidine Moeller this section provides an outline of the writing portion of the institute are provided as well as excerpts from the institute newspaper featuring the participant's talents and achievements during the four weeks spent at Westminster College. This document concludes with a paper titled "Compositions the Easy Way" (Carol Heckman). Some papers contain literary excerpts and illustrations, and others are activity outlines or descriptions. All papers are mostly if not entirely in German. A list of contributors' names and addresses is appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westminster Coll., PA.
Note: Partly sponsored by the Goethe Institute of Germany.