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This document promotes teaching about foreign cultures through the combined efforts of school social studies and foreign language departments. Using the example of Germany and the German language, the document shows how instructors can take an interdisciplinary approach that broadens student exposure to, and thereby learning of, second cultures. Through 12 lessons, students learn the details of life in Germany while simultaneously learning to speak German more fluently. Lessons follow proven classroom instructional strategies that work to teach students about unfolding events in a newly reunited Germany in a new post-Cold War Europe. Each lesson can stand alone; in combination, the lessons offer a menu of choices that touch the multifaceted issues and events that mark a continent in ferment. (SG)

Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, German, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies

American Association of Teachers of German, 112 Haddontowne Court, Suite 104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 ($4).









Author: McKinnon, Mike

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8716&id=ED372005







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