ERIC Number: ED439061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Learning about Our World: Germany. Volume 1: Elementary School.
Baker, Reid E., Ed.
Developed to help young people prepare for 21st-century challenges, this book is part of a project to produce a series of instructional units about German for implementation in K-12 classrooms and to offer staff development activities that facilitate the implementation of these units. This volume's main focus is Germany and social studies, but it comfortably integrates language arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and the arts to promote its educational goals in the elementary grades via multidisciplinary activities. Teaching activities in the book are intended to be teacher-friendly and to make planning easy; they aim at integrating global studies into the existing curriculum, and at serving as a vehicle for addressing current issues, such as the integration of Europe, radicalism, and pollution. The following units are included: (1) First Day of School in Germany; (2) A Family Study; (3) How Did We Get Here? Community Origins; (4) Cultural Patterns; (5) Letter Exchanges; (6) The Bremen Town Musicians (Bremer Stadtmusikanten); (7) Strike the Pan (Topfschlagen); (8) Music, Music, Music; (9) A Bit of This and a Bit of That (Ein Bifschen Dies und Ein Bifschen Das); (10) December Celebrations; (11) Community Sayings; (12) Geography and Cultural Diversity; and (13) Suleiman the Elephant. Contains an 84-item bibliography of books and articles and an extensive list of useful addresses. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Detroit.; Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.; Goethe Inst., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Germany