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Bammer, Angelika – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
It is argued that teaching is much like performance art: teachers are inevitably identified with what they represent. For German teachers, this involves self-reflective engagement with the material at hand. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers
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Rollings-Carter, Faye – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
An approach is offered for U.S. high school students to speak German in the world of business. With the help of a Hamburg-based business, students learned how to read German classified ads, to discuss qualifications and personal characteristics required for specific jobs, and to write narrative job descriptions. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Employment Opportunities, German, High School Students
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Conlon, Kristine M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
Native English speakers have difficulty determining which form of direct address is appropriate in German, and students also need practice in giving commands to one another. This article describes an easily organized drill covering both areas. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Games, German, Interpersonal Communication, Language Proficiency
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Mathieu, Gustave Bording – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
A case is made for the use of the politically provocative photomontages of Heartfield (a.k.a. Berlin-born Helmut Herzfeld) in the German classroom. The interplay of language, art, culture, and history makes them especially useful as realia. A model for teaching them is presented, including a chronology and nine reproductions. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, European History, Foreign Countries, German
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Barnes, Linda Horvay – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
Ways are presented that German composers and painters can be introduced to second-year language students through interactive oral presentations using cassettes, reproductions of art works, and slides. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Artists, Classroom Communication, Cultural Awareness, German
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Kessler, Peggy; James, Charles J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
"Fantasia-Land" is a text composed by a young woman in a secondary school in Dresden that recounts changes in Germany in the past two years. The text is followed by two essays written in response to it by second-semester German students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Essays, Foreign Countries, German, Higher Education
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Rippley, LaVern J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Describes a St. Olaf College (Minnesota) seminar on German- Americana, and suggests ways in which instructors in other areas of the country can create a course reflecting local experience. The course, taught in German, offers information about the broad spectrum of German language and German immigrant life in the United States. A dozen goals of…
Descriptors: American Studies, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness
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Hoecherl-Alden, Gisela; Kohler-Busch, Madelon – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Proposes a context for use of authentic German-American texts and materials such as letters, photographs, and other archival immigrant materials at various levels in the college German-language classroom. Suggests that such an approach may be useful in boosting enrollment in language and literature courses. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Heritage Education, Higher Education
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Pickle, Linda Schelbitzki – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
A three-part college-level German instructional unit using nineteenth-century German-American texts concerning women's experience of immigration illustrates ways in which such material can be incorporated into the second year of instruction. Ways in which using German-American texts and topics promote language learning across the curriculum are…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, German, Heritage Education
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Smith, Sheryl – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Describes 12 German-American projects designed for high school students of German, including a biography of a German-American; video presentation on German immigration; oral report on German ancestors; Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Mennonites; German inscriptions on cemetery headstones; interview with a German-speaking immigrant; immigration…
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Food
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Shea, Robert J.; Hoyt, Giles R. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Argues that the World Wide Web can assist in teaching about German-Americana in German-language instruction, and discusses some basic Web page uses to find and organize literary texts, syllabi, course outlines, images and realia, and information about people, organizations, events, and places. Some of the most useful German-American resources are…
Descriptors: American Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Course Descriptions, Educational Resources
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Reichmann, Eberhard; Reichmann, Ruth M. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
Describes three workshops designed for an Elderhostel program whose audience is largely Americans of German descent and the grandparents of today's students. The workshop topics include an introduction to the German-American experience and German-American studies; German American customs, beliefs, and traditions; and German-American genealogy,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Organization, Cultural Education, Genealogy
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Jacobsen, Eric Paul – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1998
A "shop-around" activity for German classroom communicative practice is described. The exercise is a reasoning-gap activity in which the students seek out specific items or use a shopping list to search for and/or acquire using play money. Preparatory exercises, follow-up activities, and variations of the activity for different…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, Instructional Materials
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Lutcavage, Charles – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 1992
Assorted techniques are offered for introducing authentic German video into the intermediate language curriculum. Television commercials, weather forecasts, and news programs are described as tools for enhancing listening comprehension and expanding students' cultural awareness. Various preparatory activities and follow-up assignments are…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, German, Listening Comprehension, News Media