German-American Day Famous * People

German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
German-American Day Famous * People
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"When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream." Elvis Presley (German-American singer ~ 1935 - 1977)


Wondering what to do for German-American Day ?

Not sure about the influence of German-Americans on life in the USA ?

In every facet of our lives, German-Americans have played a part.

Now your students can learn about 45 different people with a German connection ~ people who have made their mark on history.


I show this overhead during German-American Week in October.

Each page has the name, a picture, and some background information on 45 different famous German-Americans who influenced:

* Film (Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio ~ 'Titanic')
* Publishing (L. Frank Baum ~ 'The Wizard of Oz')
* Business (Carrie Neiman & Herbert Marcus)
* Sports (Babe Ruth)
* Fashion (Ralph Lauren)

* Medicine (Dr. Henry Heimlich)
* TV (James Garner ~ 'Maverick')
* Entertainment (Houdini)
* Industry (Mary Kay Cosmetics)
* Politics (President Dwight David Eisenhower)
* The military (General Norman Schwarzkopf)

and many, many more.


You get:

* An overhead with 45 different famous people
* A student handout for note-taking

* A word search as general review

* A matching test as follow-up
* An answer key to the test

* 'Mein Ringbuch' ~ a notebook check sheet so students stay organized
*Ordnung ist das halbe Leben, oder ?


Everything is classroom-ready so you can use it right away. (52 pages)


* Expansion Activity 1 *

I use this a few days before using the activities in my

* German-American Day Activities * Pac.


* Expansion Activity 2 *

Why not follow-up with a crossword puzzle of over 45 famous German-Americans, either as classwork or homework?

* Famous German-Americans Crossword Puzzles


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Both items ~ German-American Day Famous * People and German-American Day Activities * Pac are available in a bundle ~

* German * American Day Bundle


* ELVIS *
One famous German-American ~ Elvis Presley ~ sang 'Wooden Heart' ~ the English version of 'Muss i denn' in the movie G.I. Blues. Here's a clip of the song which has some of the German lyrics, too ~

* Wooden Heart ~ Muss i denn *


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* Sub * Pac For German Class ~ Set 1

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* Single Sub * Plan 6 For German

* Single Sub * Plan 7 For German
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* Single Sub * Plan 10 For German
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.. Interesting French words used in German. ..

* Single Sub * Plan 13 For German ~ Austria


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* German * Class Bundle ~ $7.00 for 7 ready-to-use resources

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* Composers' Specials Bundle ~ Bach Bizet Handel Liszt Rossini Strauss Beethoven
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Special Back-to-School Activities & Review Resources

* Back-To-School Review * Pac For German
* The Use of du * ihr * Sie in German.. It's free. ..
* Tissue * Box Project For German Class.. A great back-to-school review project. ..

* Die Schultüte For German * Class
* A Light History Of The English Language For German Class
* The Color * Game For German Class.. Vorsicht. This can get pretty exciting ! ..

* Telling Time * Pac For German Class
* Das Perfekt * Pac ~ Activities For German Class
* Menu * Project For German Class
.. Great back-to-school activity for level 2. This makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work for Open House night. ..

* The Two * Way Preposition Pac For German
* Wordle Activity * Pac For German.. Be prepared for Excitement with a capital E ! ..
* Practice * Pac ~ wissen und kennen

* Using An Online German-English Dictionary


Customs & Life in Germany

* Das Namensrecht * The German Naming Laws
.. Nice initial introduction to a cultural difference for the start of school. ..
* The School * Pac For German
* Toi Toi Toi * And Other Customs In Germany

* Der Knigge ~ Manners Still Matter
* Wedding * Customs In Germany.. Fun to talk about right before Valentinstag. ..
* Food * Customs And Dining In Germany

* The Autobahn And Driving In Germany
* The Post * Pac For German Class
* Let's Talk Business: In German.. Perfect, too, for after the AP Exam. ..


Holidays

* German-American Day * Famous People .. For October 6th ~ German-American Day. ..
* German-American Day Activities * Pac .. For October 6th ~ Easy activities to make this day special. ..
* Famous German-Americans Crossword Puzzles* German * American Day Bundle* Teach German Day * Pac* Oktoberfest Word * Searches* Mamie Eisenhower * Think Pink .. It's free. ..
Mamie was our last First Lady to be born in the 1800s.
Learn more about the seldom-talked-about wife of one of our most famous German-Americans, President Dwight David Eisenhower. ..


* German Halloween Activity * Pac* November 1st * Tombstone Project For German.. Nice for Allerheiligen. ..
* Twenty-five Un-famous People of The Great War Who Became Famous* The Christmas * Pac For German Class* Nikolaustag * Pac For German* German Christmas With Rick Steves* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Vienna
* Faschingsmasken For German Class* Valentinstag ♥ Pac For German Class

* Valentinstag ♥ Carte For German Class* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 1 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. ..
* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 2 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. This was such a hit in German 1, my students made me make a German 2 version. ..

* Mother's Day Project * Pac For German.. Nice for Muttertag im Mai. ..


Assessments & Projects & Activities

* Final * Exam For German 1
* Final * Exam For German 2
* Final * Exam For German 3

* Komm mit Level 1 ~ Video * Pac
* Komm mit Level 2 ~ Video * Pac

* Lotto * Pac For German.. Review more than just numbers with this fun way to reinforce vocabulary, too. ..
* Proverb * Pac For German Class
* Card Game * Pac For German Class

* Schokoladen * Fest For German Class
* Geography * Pac For German Class
* Schattenbilder * Silhouettes For German Class

* Rorschach * Inkblot Activity For German Class
* The Doctor * Is In For German Class
* The Extra Credit Word * Pac For German

* Food * Activity ~ Pass The Plate For German Class
* Bulletin * Board Bonanza For German Teachers
* Coat of Arms Project * For German Class

* The Weather * Pac For German
* The Calendar Activities * Pac For German Class
* Photo Scavenger * Hunt For German Class
.. Perfect for after the AP German Exam or for upper level students. ..

* Battleship * Pac For German.. Good oral practice of verb tenses. ..
* ABC-Büchlein For German.. Need a recruiting tool ? Try this. ..
* Monster * Project For German Class

* Country Map * Project For German Class
.. Easy for German 1 and makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work. ..
* Fun End-Of-Year Awards For German Class.. Nice way to end the year. ..
* End-of-Year Review * Activities For German

* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 1
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 2
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 3

* Chutes & Ladders Verb * Project For German Class
* Household * Chores Activities For German
* Relative Pronoun * Activity For German

* Verb Activity * Pac For German
* Word Wise Vocab * Pac For German.. Nice for expanding the vocabulary of your AP German students. ..
* Dative * Case Activities For German


Great Films & Documentaries

* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 1
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 2
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 3
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 4 ~ Biographies


* Feature * Film ~ Nordwand (North Face).. You'll be on the edge of your seat till the very end ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ Woman In Gold
* Feature * Film ~ Race
.. The 1936 Berlin Olympics. Nicely done bio-pic for Black History Month. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Jesse Owens - American Experience
.. An interesting documentary. Perfect link between German and Black History Month. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Bella Martha Mostly Martha.. Sweet film. Fits in nicely with a food unit. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Rosenstraße Rosenstrasse

* Feature * Film ~ Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas
* Rick Steves * Germany Benelux & More
* Feature * Film ~ Marx & Coca Cola.. A delightful film about post-Reunification hurdles. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Swing Kids
* Burt Wolf ~ Ticino, Switzerland
* Feature * Film ~ Seven Years In Tibet

* Feature * Film ~ Sissi Forever My Love
* Feature * Film ~ The Young Victoria
* Feature * Film ~ Amadeus

* Rick Steves ~ Berlin, Germany
* Feature * Film ~ The Sound of Music
* Feature * Film ~ Vitus.. Good way to touch upon German-speaking Switzerland. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Bach's Fight For Freedom
* Feature * Film ~ Handel's Last Chance
* Feature * Film ~ Bridge of Spies

* Feature * Film ~ Das schreckliche Mädchen ~ The Nasty Girl
* Feature * Film ~ Das Wunder von Bern
* Feature * Film ~ Die weiße Rose ~ The White Rose

* Feature * Film ~ Einstein's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ Influenza 1918
* Feature * Film ~ Lola rennt ~ Run, Lola, Run

* Feature * Film ~ Night Crossing.. Da sitzen Sie auf heißen Kohlen bis zum Ende ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ The Berlin Wall ~ Modern Marvels
* Feature * Film ~ The Candy Bomber

* Feature * Film ~ The Monuments Men
* Feature * Film ~ The Rise and Fall of the Wall
* Feature * Film ~ Valkyrie

* Rick Steves * Austria & The Alps
* Feature * Film ~ Patton
* Feature * Film ~ Heidi

* Feature * Film ~ War Horse
* Feature * Film ~ Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
* Rick Steves ~ Luther and The Reformation

* Feature * Film ~ The Great War Christmas Truce
* Feature * Film ~ Strauss: The King of Three Quarter Time
* Feature * Film ~ Liszt's Rhapsody

* Feature * Film ~ The Zookeeper's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ The Lost Battalion
* Rick * Steves ~ Dresden and Leipzig

* Feature * Film ~ The King's Speech
.. Wondering about the Royal Family's German connection ?
.. It's explained in the accompanying overhead. ..

* Burt Wolf ~ What's Cooking In Switzerland
* Burt Wolf ~ Zurich, Switzerland
* Die Fälscher ~ The Counterfeiters


Other Ready-to-Use Resources

* Flashback * Pac ~ Grammar Review For Students of French, German, Italian, Spanish
* The Traveler's * Ten Commandments For FL Students.. It's free. ..
* Alphabet Games * Pac For French, German, Italian, Spanish

* Valentine's Day ♥ Trivia Game For French, German, Italian, Spanish
.. Perfect fun activity in February for your German Club. ..
* Eponym Activity For French, German, Italian, Spanish.. Works well as a sub plan, too. ..

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KEYWORDS German-American Day / October 6th / German-American Week / German influence on America / Famous people of German descent / National Teach German Day
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