"I have proved by actual trial that a letter that takes an hour to write takes only about three minutes to read !" Lewis Carroll (English author of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
~ 1832 - 1898)
Letter-writing isn't dead as a dodo yet. The post office is still nice to have and necessary at times.
Don't we all love to get birthday cards in the mail ?
Or wedding announcements ?
Or sometimes a package from amazon ?
The post office still has a job to do despite the introduction of emails & UPS.
And die Deutsche Post in Germany is still delivering cards and letters and packages faithfully and securely. The Postleitzahl (PLZ) helps make this whole process incredibly efficient.
Here is a short peek into how the PLZ is composed and how it works.
Do you know how Germans cleverly deal with junk mail ?
Do you know why German mailboxes are different than ours - in more ways than one ?
Do you know how German addresses used to be written ?
Here is yet another aspect of culture that is part of daily life and clarified here.
1. A 15-page overhead with 20 facts on the postal system explained in English and enhanced with pictures
2. A student handout to record answers as you read through the various points
3. An answer key for the handout
4. 'Mein Ringbuch'
~ a notebook check sheet with a Culture section for notes such as these.
I like to have students read each point out loud to promote discussion.
I also use such items as true/false questions on tests and the final exam.
Everything is classroom-ready for immediate use. (19 pages)
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Some very delightful videos have been done by Andrew Bossom, an Englishman living in Germany. He has a refreshing and frank way of looking at things, such as
* How to write a German postal address
* Does Bielefeld exist ?
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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. ..
* 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. ..
* The Great * War Centennial ~ In Flanders Fields
* 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
.. The only successful resistance attempt under The Third Reich. ..
* 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
* The Great War Centennial ~ The 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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