German-American Activities - LINKS - RESOURCES
ACTIVITY 1 - Bio Project - Who are they?
Identify any three of these German-Americans - Who, what, when
John Jacob Astor
Wernher von Braun
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John A. Roebling
F.W. von Steuben
John Peter Zenger
ACTIVITY 2 - Germans in Hollywood
German-Americans and Hollywood (Links)
Learn more about the hundreds (!) of Germans and Austrians who have had an influence on the history of Hollywood since its earliest days. Can you name the German directors of "Independence Day" or "Air Force One"? Who was the German founder of Universal Studios?
Web > German-Hollywood Connection
Web > CineGraph.de (Deutsch)
Web > Filmarchiv Austria (Deutsch)
Web > Deutsches Filmmuseum - Frankfurt (Deutsch)
Web > Filmgeschichte Hollywoods (Deutsch)
Web > Filmmuseum Berlin (Deutsch)
Web > Filmmuseum Potsdam (Deutsch)
Web > Filmportal.de (Deutsch)
ACTIVITY 3 - German-American Scavenger Hunt
Internet Scavenger Hunt - Schnitzeljagd
ACTIVITY 4 - German-American Lesson Plan
Teacher's Guide (Max Kade Institute)
ACTIVITY 5 - German-American Awareness Week/Month (October)
Here are some German PR ideas for German-American Day (Week/Month) that were shared on the AATG German teachers forum. By the way, teachers who are not already AATG members (American Association of Teachers of German) should be!
1. German-American Contest - Hold a contest of some kind to increase German-American awareness. Some ideas: (A) Guess the number of Gummi Bears in a jar. (B) Prize awarded for answering trivia questions. (C) Other fun contests.
2. German-American Trivia Questionnaire - Make up a list of German-related questions for students or your school's teaching staff. Sample questions: Do you drive a German-made car? Is your (or a friend's) last name German? Do you have any German (Austrian, Swiss) ancestors?
3. German-American Breakfast - Serve "German" and "Austrian" pastries, rolls, coffee, juice, and Nutella! Can be for teachers and/or students.
4. German-American Pot Luck Dinner - Can also be a fundraiser dinner. Serve German and Austrian dishes, or other typical food and drink.
5. German-American Oktoberfest - Except at the college level, beer is out, but there are many other possibilities, including food, carnival games, and fun contests.