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Tagged With: USA

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: 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: Overture

8:00 in the morning on a Tuesday. Place: A German Gymnasium. For all the readers wondering what I’m doing in a German high school, I have a confession to make. Even though I love writing, which is the primary reason why I run two online columns, I love teaching even more. For 13 years, I’ve … Continue reading »

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Black Friday- The Start of Christmas Shopping

Thanksgiving in America: A day of giving thanks. A day of spending time with family and friends. A day of feasting on turkey, stuffing and the like and watching football. A day to go shopping. SHOPPING?!!   Not quite. Thanksgiving is the the day before the start of the Christmas Shopping season, the day that … Continue reading »

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History provides its own lessons

When was the last time you read a history book, or an article pertaining to a certain aspect of history? What was subject and what lessons did you learn from reading it?  As many of you have read so far or have known for many years, I’m a history junkie. I love devouring anything that … Continue reading »

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Stereotypes between Germany and the United States (interactive)

From the Classroom Our next posting features another app being tried out for both the two online columns as well as for future classroom usage. This one deals with a topic that is traditionally common when talking about the culture of another- namely in this case, Germany and the United States. Before we begin, let’s … Continue reading »

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We have our man for the job! Now let’s get to work! Thoughts on the US Elections

What does it take to become the President of the United States? And what does it take to ensure that the man you voted for is elected to office? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself ever since watching the elections this morning at 4:00am in the comforts of home in central Germany. After … Continue reading »

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Did Sandy push the presidential elections back? I hope so.

There is a proverb that I want to start this column on: It is about disaster. When disaster strikes, people chip in to help. When politicians help, disaster strikes again. Therefore, people go first over politics. No one really thought that we would have a storm that was as similar as the one seen in … Continue reading »

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Mail In Ballots: A Question for the Forum

Well, it is that time of season- the bi-annual elections in the USA. Unlike the congressional elections of 2010, this one is much uglier than the last for a lot is at steak for not only the politicians that are up for elections, but also the President and his challenger. A lot of promises were … Continue reading »

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