Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Please Tell Us About Your Country - German Edition

I requested materials from many countries' embassies for our upcoming year of school.  This is the last country in the series of posts.  You can read the original post here The German embassy went well above the call of duty and an sent amazing array of materials.  They were very prompt in replying and these two photos are of the things they sent us.  They also sent an email with a great list of online resources.  Those I've added in at the bottom of the post with their descriptions.

The embassy sent in triplicate:

  •  lanyards with the German and US flags
  • German flags and wristbands
  • Pens, pencils and stickers for the German Information Center
  • Get to Know Germany Coloring Book
  • Facts about Germany
  • UNESCO World Heritage in Germany (that was my favorite) 
  • All this is Germany - magazine highlighting historical towns and cities
  • DE Magazin Deutschland - Politics, Culture and Business (the current issue highlighted sustainable development).  They also an issue from 2007 focused on Art and Culture.
  • Religious Germany
  • Vibrant Towns and Cities - A large travel magazine
  • Welcome to Germany - The Magazine for Independent Travellers (Issues Winter 2011 and Summer 2012)
  • Destination Germany
  • A 2 sided map with political and physical boundaries.
  • On the ball with the beautiful game - Women's World Cup booklet      
  • A road map

It was so much stuff it made me feel guilty for asking.  I'm sharing all the duplicates with homeschool coop families.


Online Materials suggested by the embassy:


Educational videos and dvds are available online and for download through the following website:


For additional educational material, we suggest contacting the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s center for language and culture.  To find an institute near you and to view their material online, please visit the following website:


In addition to these materials, I would like to direct you to our website, www.germany.info.  There you can find information about Germany for various grade levels and interests.  Germany for Kids (www.germany.info/kids) and Germany for Teens (www.germany.info/teens) are accessible websites especially designed to introduce students to various aspects of German culture and life.

Also located on www.germany.info under the heading "Education and Exchange," you can find teacher kits and other educational resources for teachers.

The German Information Center USA also provides several electronic newsletters, including a bi-monthly newsletter for educators, "Germany in Class." To find a description of all electronic newsletters and instructions as to how to subscribe, please visit the following website:


Finally, the following Web sites may provide you with additional materials for your class.







http://www.hanisauland.de/en/en_index.html (for children)

http://publications.europa.eu/docs/flipping_book/catalogue/index.htm#/0 (about European Union)


jmommymom said...

We are Americans living in Germany and homeschooling. Did you know homeschooling is illegal here? On my blog I've done tons of posts on living in Germany.

I would love to see the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. That sounds like a great book.


toady mama said...

If you go the UNESCO website they have a great interactive map. You can search by country in the advanced setting and the specific monument pages they have a lot of good information. Hope that helps in lieu of the booklet. Thanks for commenting. I do follow your blog. Good luck with your car :))


SarahElisabeth said...

This is really useful-we are doing a mini-project on Germany.

Susan said...

Wow! that is a lot of material...awesome! Thanks for sharing this at Favorite Resources :)

toady mama said...

Glad it's useful!

Amy Maze said...

Wow, that's awesome that they sent you all of that...and some of it in triplicate =) Thanks for sharing this with us at Trivium Tuesdays! Very interesting that homeschooling is illegal in Germany!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

So cool to learn about another country. Thanks for linking up & sharing on TGIF!
Beth =-)

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