Germany : a teaching unit for the high school : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
As Germany has become a major economic and political force since its original unification under Bismark, the importance of Germany has grown in relation to the United States and our global culture. To fully understand the development of Germany, one must study the history, religion, government, economics, geography and culture of the region. The purpose of this project is to orient students of many academic levels and learning styles to Germany, German people, German culture, and German history. This project contains materials which can be adapted to suit grade levels, learning styles, and time constraints.The next page gives the generalizations and goals which are addressed by the exercises included in this project. The description which follows outlines the research and development of the materials which are included in this project. The use of the completed educational materials is discussed and suggestions made for the revision and reuse of the materials. It is hoped that through the use of these materials the students will become familiar with Germany, its history, its people, its customs, and its way of life today as well as in the past. In the process, it is hoped that a new tolerance and understanding of the similarities between the United States and Germany and their respective peoples will berealized.