German stage 2 semester A
This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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Madness and Literature
Go behind the scenes at a new academic network which will examine literary insights into madness to better train the clinicians of the future.
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German: Regionen, Traditionen und Geschichte
If you already have a good working knowledge of the German language, this unit will help to improve your language skills, knowledge of German-speaking societies and intercultural competence. It will also develop your critical and analytical skills as you study the geography and dialects of the regions of Germany.
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21F.412 Texts, Topics, and Times in German Literature (MIT)
In diesem Kurs erhalten Sie einen Überblick über einige wichtige literarische Texte, Tendenzen und Themen aus der deutschsprachigen Literatur- und Kulturszene. Wir werden literarische Texte, Gedichte, Theaterstücke und Essays untersuchen, sowie andere ästhetische Formen besprechen, wie Film und Architektur. Da alle Texte gleichzeitig in ihrem spezifischen kulturellen Kontext gelesen werden, tragen sie zu einem Verständnis von verschiedenen historischen Aspekten bei. Unter anderen werden fol
Author(s): Dagmar Jaeger

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Forms of Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature

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Suggestions for Approaching a Literature Exam
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A German Way of War? Atrocities and Military Dictatorship
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La Ciudad: Using Literature and Poetry
La Ciudad tells four separate but interconnected stories of Latin American immigrants struggling to survive in New York. This lesson plan includes activities inspired by the film including writing poetry, reading related texts and creating videos and performances.
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Children's literature promotes understanding
Bibliotherapy and critical literacy are two ways to use books to help children better understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This article explains both strategies and provides resources for selecting appropriate books.
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Alternative discussion formats: history and literature on trial
Putting historical or literary figures on trial makes a lively and challenging alternative to a class debate.
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German verbs: regular and irregular
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica. Übe regelmäßige und unregelmäßige Verben gemäß den wichtigsten Ablautreihen konjugieren. The module contains the following levels:* Regular and Irregular German Verbs: do you know them all?* German tenses (1) regular Verbs* German tenses (2) irregular verbs* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (ei-i-i)* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (i-a-u)* German tenses (5) irregular Verbs (ei-ie-ie)* German tenses (6) irregular V
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German Spelling Grade VI
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica (6. Klasse). Rechtschreibübungen anhand einfacher Satzbeispiele und gemäß häufiger Fehlergruppen (Doppellaute, s/ss/ß, z/tz/tzt und k/ck/chs/cks, Umlaute). Correct common German spelling errors by practicing with a variety of exercises grouped by error groups using easy to understand sentences.

The module contains the following levels:* Test yourself - Wo sind meine Schwächen?* Words with e, ai or ie / Wörter mit (ai
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German: regular verbs
Practise regular German verbs in different tenses (Präsens, Präteritum, Perfekt). Version 01 contains over 450 verbs.Übe die Konjungation von regelmäßigen bzw. schwachen Verben in verschiedenen Zeitformen.The module contains the following levels:* Verben: schwache und starke Verben* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Präsens* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Prateritum* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Perfekt* Präsens - Präteritum - Perfekt gemischt
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German Economy - 1871 to Weimer
Was the German Economy modernised in 1871? What developments took place during Kaiser Reich? What problems did Germany face following World War One?
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Egypt: A quiz in German
Für die Vorbereitung für eine Exposure-Reise erscheint die Auseinandersetzung mit dem zu bereisenden Land indispensabel. Dieses "Quiz" soll eine Faktenbasis schaffen, die die weitere Auseinandersetzung ermöglichen soll! Das Modul enthält die folgenden Level:* Allgemeine Informationen und Fakten* Geschichte und Gegenwart
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A German Radical Emigrates to America in 1885
Labor organizer and newspaper editor Oscar Ameringer the "Mark Twain of American Socialism," as he was often called, was born in Bavaria in 1870 to a cabinetmaker father and a freethinking mother. In this excerpt from his autobiography, If You Don't Weaken, published in 1940, he discussed his decision to emigrate to America in 1885 as a fifteen-year-old "hellion." In America, Ameringer ultimately carved out a remarkable and colorful career as a musician, labor organizer, and especially, an edito
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A German Jewish Woman Settles in North Dakota
Women who settled the West in the years after the Civil War often faced harsh and unremitting toil. Laboring from well before dawn until well after the sun had set, women helped plant and harvest crops, raised large families, and kept house with the most rudimentary of equipment. Long periods of isolation from neighbors and kin were common; social occasions or visits by travelers and kin were rare and cherished events. Sarah Thal, a German Jew who immigrated to North Dakota in 1882, recalled tha
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"A German Beer Garden on Sunday Evening."
Between 1820 and 1860, 1,500,000 immigrants arrived in America from Germany. Many of the new arrivals who settled in cities such as New York worked as shopkeepers and skilled tradesmen, although many more worked as employees in construction, brewing, and manufacturing. Although German immigrants did not mix politics and liquor, reformers were disconcerted by the atmosphere of their social establishments. Unlike the bars in Irish neighborhoods, the beer gardens catered to whole families. As this
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Social Realism-Class Consciousness in American Literature, 1875-1920-Unit 9
This program presents the authors of the American Gilded Age, such as Edith Wharton, and juxtaposes them with social realists like Anzia
Yezierska. These writers expose the double world that made up
turn-of-the-century New York: that of the elite and that of the poorest
of the poor. Which of these realities is the more truly American?

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Regional Realism Depicting the Local in American Literature, 1865-1900-Unit 8
Set in the antebellum American South, but written after Emancipation,
Mark Twain's novel The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn remains a
classic of American Literature. This episode compares Twain's depiction of Southern vernacular culture to that of Charles Chestnutt and Kate Chopin, and in doing so, introduces the hallmarks of American Realism.

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