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Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Bridgehunter’s Chronicles Newsflyer 17 April, 2014

Bridgehunter’s Chronicles back online after shutdown; Abandoned Iowa Railroad Bridge to be removed this year. The publication of the articles under sister column The Flensburg Files will only occur once. After determining the cause of the shutdown, which was an overzealous spam filter that has been spamming many (high quality) online columns belonging to the … Continue reading »

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The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles SPAMMED!

Shutdown occurs without notice. Investigation and Attempts to Restore the Online Column Underway. Chronicles temporarily running under the Flensburg Files until further notice. It is a webmaster’s worst nightmare. Many years of work informing people about a topic of concern is flushed down the toilet because of the evil electronic ego by the name of … Continue reading »

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In School in Germany: Experimenting with Flowers

There is a saying worth mentioning as the starting point to this article: Every form of Flora has its multiple uses for the better of human kind.  George Washington Carver found over 110 uses of the peanut during his lifetime.  Before his time, native Americans had found multiple uses with corn and sweet potatoes, many … Continue reading »

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Guessing Quiz Answers and some other interesting facts

In connection with the previous articles about the Guessing Quiz and Immigration, here are the answers and some interesting facts you need to know about Germans and their travels to America. First the Guessing Quiz: 1. What was the deciding factor that led to the US’s entry into the war in 1917? Answer: The interception … Continue reading »

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In School in Germany: Immigration

Here’s a question for all teachers in the German school system and social studies/ history  teachers in the American schools:  How much do you teach your pupils about the history of immigrants- in particular, German immigrants?  How do you approach this topic in terms of teaching method, focusing on a time period in history as … Continue reading »

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In School in Germany: Teaching Infrastructure History in School

  Article written for sister Column  History- a subject that goes beyond borders and looks at things that we never knew about, getting us to think about them, putting them in the context of our own lives and the environment we are living in. It goes beyond the borders of geography and how the countries … Continue reading »

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In School in Germany: The Guessing Quiz

Have you ever tried introducing an exotic topic to your group and wondered how they can learn something new without making them bored by your topic? There are many ways of getting your students involved in a topic that you are an expert in but they have next to no clue about. The most important … Continue reading »

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In School In Germany: Bilingual Education- overview

  If you were to go back to the days of  high school- be it 20 or 30 years back- what are some things you wish the school system should have offered and why? Growing up in rural Minnesota, there were not many options available for elective classes, apart from the ones that are bare … Continue reading »

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In School In Germany: Strange American Accent

  Friday afternoon in an English Fachdidaktik (English subject teaching) Course at the university. Our first meeting of the semester brought forth a lot of impressions of our first two weeks in class. Yet while there were some positive experiences shared in class, there were some students who did not have some spectacular moments while … Continue reading »

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FC Bayern Munich Wins 24th Bundesliga Soccer Title

    Newsflyer:  3:1 Victory over Hertha BSC Berlin secures team Bundesliga Title in Record Time BERLIN-  At the start of this season , questions were made as to how to stop the 2013 Triple Crown Winners of the German Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League, FC Bayern Munich, let alone who to … Continue reading »

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