Culture Presentation for Education 351 Meghann Hall and Rosanna Sartore

Why we chose this country
 Many German families and people in the area,

including Meghann’s fiance’s family  Rosanna’s family lived in Germany for several years since her father was stationed there while he was in the military

We believed that we could interest our students due to our personal ties to the country and its people.

 To begin a unit on Germany. we recommend the following activity to build on prior knowledge of students.  Creating a word web as a class to see what students know and do not know about the country.  This should be done on a poster board and kept throughout the unit. .

 Show the country in relation to where we are (not just a map of Germany) .

1933Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg. 1918The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I and the Rhineland was placed under Allied occupation for 15 years. 1918Armistice ending World War. 1864War. 1914Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. Prussia and Austria vs. 1933The Third Reich. Denmark. . Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking WWI.        1814The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states. 1918Germany was declared a republic.

 1939 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia. West Germany (now Germany) hosts Summer Olympic Games.  1955 West Germany obtains independence.  1972Munich.  1961 The Berlin Wall was built.  1945 Germany surrenders.1938Annexation of Austria.  1989The Berlin Wall was demolished and Communist East Germans were able to travel to the West.  1990East and West Germany   . 1938Sudetenland (largely German-speaking) portion of Czechoslovakia occupied.  1939Invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II in Europe (two days later).

 Sartore’s memories of people from Germany  “The music I remember depends on where we were. My favorite musical memory involves outdoor Christmas markets (flea market set up but with new items) that played Christmas music. I also remember more popular music that was sang in German instead of English. It was just a fun.” . Some restaurants and things played traditional music that reminded me of Ockoberfests. different atmosphere to shop in.

Our neighbors would leave their 3 year old daughter at home sleeping and go down the block to a local pub. They also treat children very differently. especially when it comes to male and female roles. so they began speaking in English to me.  “Most people would hear my American accent when I tried to speak in German.” . It was just kind of a natural thing.” “German people we met were very traditional.

We think nothing of driving up to Indy for a weekend.” “I don’t remember any nursing homes. to the extent that mothers-inlaw would live with families. but going that far would be a weeklong bus/train trip for most German people. If you drove for more than an hour or two. Family was important. then return to work or school a few hours later. it was far away. Everyone would come home at lunch to eat with the family.  “Things seemed more local.” .

compare their money to the money that children see on a regular basis     Woodcarving (Black Forest Area to the south) Beer steins Crests Think of what you would choose to be artifacts to represent Southern Indiana . Money Activity  Instead of just showing money from another place or country.

which makes wine popular . very popular Kraut—can be more sweet or sour depending on the region where it is made Palm Fritz—German version of french fries Wein—vine. pan fried meat Brotchen and brot—bread. there were many vineyards in several regions.       Wurst (prounounce it like it rhymes with first and starts with a “v”) Spaetzle—noodles Schnitzel—breaded.

including the Toccata and Fugue in D minor . Matthew Passion Brandenburg concertos Goldberg Variations Mass in B Minor St.Classical German Musicians Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)          http://www. John Passion Passion English and French Suites Sonatas and Partitas for solo More than 200 surviving organ works.

com/watch?v=aZD9nt_wsY0 . 24 in C   The opera Don Giovanni Symphony No. 40 in G minor http://www.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)  Piano Concerto

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)  Die Feen (The Fairies)    The Flying Dutchman Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde) Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) .youtube.

German Folk Music      Celebrates the history Celebrates culture Celebrates the natural surroundings Celebrates the values of the people of Germany Celebrates the changing of the seasons .

com/watch?v=Gm8iukJ61TE&feature=related .youtube.Volksmusik  From the Alpine regions of Austria and Germany    Dialect heavy Invokes regional lifestyle and traditions Focuses on Alpine farmers and rural people http://www.

com/watch?v=G3YA_jR6qn0 .youtube.Krautrock     Tangerine Dream Can Amon Duul II Ash Ra Temple  Faust http://www.

org/wiki/Hamburger_Schule .wikipedia. Kolossale Juggend Die Erde Selig  Blumfeld http://en.Hamburger Schule     Cpt. Kirk &.

F Pyrolater Ideal Trio  Nena http://www.     Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) Malaria! .

 Lively couple dance Bohemian in origin Performed in 2/4 time Basic pattern is hop-stepclose-step    .

Weihnachten (Christmas)     Advent Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas Market) Der Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus) Der Tannenbaum (Christmas Tree) . . Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales     Cinderella Hansel and Grethel Snow-White Rapunzel  Two brothers (Jacob and Wilhelm) wrote these stories to preserve Germanic folktales Stories very different today  Classes could read different versions to compare and contrast them  Students could also use the fairy tales to learn concepts such as character.  http://www. setting. plot. etc. foreshadowing.

Oktoberfest  Began in 1815 in celebration of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the SaxonHildburghausen Princess Therese  World’s largest festival  Held annually in Munich Germany  16 Day Party  6 million people attend .

Colors of Germany by Holly Littlefield  Germany ABCs by Sarah Heiman  Countries of the World: Germany by Henry Russell  The Cat by Jutta Richter (Chapter book to read aloud to class)  Read page 12 Of the Colors of Germany book in class  Create your own picture and description based on the presentation. can use as part of the final assessment in a classroom  .

Have a class discussion to determine the following things:  What facts were proven true?  What facts were proven false?  What new facts did you learn?  What was your favorite part of the unit? .  Bring out the poster board that was created as the opening activity for this cultural unit. http://www.html http://www.html http://steirkraft.ashleytayloragency.JPG .aspx?countryid=91 http://www.                 Interview with Rose and Chris Sartore http://www.

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