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This is considered "The Classic" for German boys' literature if not much else of modern German literature. The resource packet has instant activities with the songs or literature and also tests.

It begins with a brief reading section or reader called The Editors Arnim And Brentano then has selections of the historical compilation of songs in English and German (rhymed so that they are in effect also poems) that are mostly 4 to 8 lines long, making it easier for students to learn any you may assign or they may select for singing or poetic recitals. There are also some interesting notes about translation selections.

The songs selected from the larger complete work are:

To Bed,
Hay Bundles,
Who Are You Poor Man?,
What Do You Have To Eat?,
Little Love Song,
Going For A Walk,
May Beetles,
Lentils Song,
The Gold Bird,
Weather Prophet,
Cradle Song, Wee Bird On The Cradle,
When The Children Throw Stones Into The Water,
Will You Not Give Me A Pretty Singer?,
Not Far Off,
The Good Comerade (funeral song),
Christmas Song,
Good Teaching,
Who’s There?
Fir Tree (foreunner of O Christmas Tree),
ABC Views,
Have You Also Learned Something?,
The Earthly Life,
The Reaper,
Come Chickens, Babies;
About The Stork’s Beak,
When Kids Stir Their Hot Soup,
Portrait And Dowery,
Little Dance Song,
When Your Child Is Crabby,
Riddles About Riddles
Flapper Stork,
Were I A Little Bird.

Then come:

Creative Projects For The Songs,

Some Handy Links (Articles, Books, Videos), Study Material For Tests,

True-False Test (20 questions) with Answers Key,

Fill In Test (20 Questions) with Answers Key,

1. The Boy’s Magic Horn Word Search,

Answers For 1. The Boy’s Magic Horn Word Search,

2. The Boy’s Magic Horn Word Search,

Answers For 2. The Boy’s Magic Horn Word Search

Arnim and Brentano did for German songs and poetry what the Grimm Brothers did for German folktales and in doing so also helped to culturally unite the German states into what is now modern Germany.

As said, this is a unique resource. You'll love seeing how much your students enjoy and learn from it, and you'll love it too; so why not get it now....

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