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"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold Auerbach (German poet and author ~ 1812 - 1882)These Film-Fragen go with the 1965 movie The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.Each Feature * Film sheet has twenty follow-along questions in English tha
This worksheet includes 26 multiple-choice and matching questions about the documentary released in September 2017. Includes sub lesson sheet and answer key. The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of one on the most important events in Western civilization: the birth of an idea that continues to
"I have to tell you that J. S. Bach was easily the greatest musical innovator in the history of the world. He was so advanced for his time. There's a spiritual depth to his music. You can listen to it and it's like meditation." Brian Wilson (American musician ~ Co-founder of 'The Beach Boys' ~ 194
This wonderful Netflix movie tells the story of Ramon's immigration to Germany and how little by little he begins a new life with the help of Angela a retired nurse. The movie is entirely in Spanish and German with English subtitles and would be suitable for either language class. There is one sli
"When asked why he got married, Luther responded that his marriage would please his father, rile the pope, cause the angels to laugh, and the devil to weep."Terry Lindvall (American professor & author ~ 1948)The year 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther'
"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable." Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer ~ 1770 - 1827)These Feature * Film questions go with Beethoven Lives Upstairs which is available online at various sites such as here ~'Beethoven Lives Upstairs'.Each Feature * Film
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent."Victor Hugo (French author ~ 1802 - 1885) These charming biographies introduce students to some of the big names in classical music and hopefully help them develop an appreciation for it. Each Composers' Specials film in
"Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want." Ryan Gosling (Canadian actor ~ 1980)After the end of World War II in 1945 and the division of Germany into four occupation zones by the victorious Allies, the Soviets deci
“Soccer is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutesand at the end, the Germans always win." Gary Lineker (English soccer player and sports broadcaster ~ 1960)With the unconditional surrender of Germany in May of 1945, not only was the country a shambles but the spirit of the German
“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possess." Dale Carnegie (American writer ~ 1888 - 1955) Where were you on November 9, 1989 ? If you were at least of school age, you probably remember exactly where you were when you heard about the Fall of the Wall ~ the opening up of the
"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."Orson Welles (American actor ~ 1915 - 1985)Film-Fragen for ten German or German-related popular movies. The films included are:1. Jenseits der Stille 2. Amadeus** (the PG version, not the 'director's cut R-rated one)
"If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."Bob Hope (American comedian ~ 1903 - 2003)Weihnachten ~ Christmas ~ an especially festive time of year in Germany. Included here are films about Christmas in Germany and Austria and the influence of German tradi
"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders." Erasmus (Dutch humanist and theologian ~ 1466 - 1536)We've all heard the term Wunderkind. But what do you do when it's your own child who can outsmart you at every turn ?This film takes a look at the issues which arise from havin
“Liberty, not communism, is the most contagious force in the world." Earl Warren (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ~ 1891 - 1974) Die Berliner Mauer.The Berlin Wall. The Communist East German government built the Wall in 1961 to stop their citizens fleeing en masse to West Berlin & West Germ
“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."General Omar Bradley (American Five Star General ~ 1893 - 1981) Once the US entered World War II in December 1942, the tide started turning for the German military, the disenchantment with the Third Reich grew, and the Ger
"Everything I learned, I learned from the movies." Audrey Hepburn (British actress ~ 1929 - 1993)Film-Fragen for ten German or German-related popular movies. The films included are: 1. Rosenstraße ~ with a Film-Fragen sheet in English or German 2. The Sound of Music (Julie Andrews) 3. Night Crossing
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." St. Augustine (Christian theologian and philosopher ~ 354 - 430 A.D.)Looking for a way to touch upon Austria and Switzerland ? The travel documentaries from Rick Steves offer excellent glimpses into these two countries. These F
"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." The Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhist monk ~ 1935)Want to get your students as excited about traveling in the German-speaking world as you are ? The travel documentaries from Rick Steves offer excellent glimpses into life in these countries. These F
This is a video guide I created for my students to take notes on a Youtube Video about introducing yourself in German. I use it in my flipped classroom. Students go home and do this assignment a few days before we discuss the topic in class. It is a great way to prime them for learning. I enjoy a
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand mountaineer ~ first to climb Mount Everest in the Himalayas ~ 1919 - 2008)Based on a true event from 1936, this film tells the story of two young German mountain climbers, Toni and Andi, attempting to climb the North
"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen (Danish author ~ 1805 - 1875)These film questions go with Handel's Last Chance in the Composers' Special Series available online at various sites such as here 'Handel's Last Chance'.Each Feature * Film sheet has twenty follow-along questions
"Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates without effort an immortal masterpiece."Camille Saint-Saëns (French composer ~ 1835 - 1921)These film questions go with the film Amadeus starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce. This is the PG version suitable for school available at various online stores ~
"The greatest wealth is health." Virgil (Roman poet ~ 70 BC - 19 BC)The year was 1918. America was at war. The 'Spanish Flu' - which actually originated in the US - was a pandemic that terrified not only the military but the general population as well. How this flu suddenly started and how it j
"I would believe only in a God who knows how to dance." Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher ~ 1844 - 1900)The Swing Era - the era of big band music that started in the mid-1930s. Names like Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller. And the new dance that came with it - the jitterbug - quite a

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