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ERIC Number: EJ1013569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1221
Articulating the Curriculum through Cultural Themes: A Literacy and Genre Approach to Teaching Protest, Rebellion, and the Reevaluation of the Past
Rogers, N. Jeff; LeCompte, Laurie; Plumly, Vanessa
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v45 n1 p40-52 Spr 2012
Conceived of as a response to the 2007 MLA Report on the state of foreign language teaching and learning in the United States, this article takes up some of the report's recommendations and puts them into practice. The first part of the article offers a response to current debates concerning foreign language programs and lays the conceptual foundation for a unit intended to help bridge the gap between second and third year courses in German Studies. This is followed by a pedagogical unit developed around Gregor Schnitzler's (2002) comedy thriller, "Was tun, wenn's brennt?" The film provides material for students of German to explore the idea of "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung" ("coming to terms with the past") beyond the context of the Nazi period, focusing instead on post-war periods of German history. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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