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Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany

Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
Toi Toi Toi And * Other Customs In Germany
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"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home." James Michener (American author ~ 1907 - 1997)


Ever browse in a German bookstore and wonder what's so strange about those German book titles ?


Is your neighbor Frau Manfred Weber ? Nein !


What's with those windows ?


And that map of the world is definitely odd.


These 23 cultural curiosities offer your students insight into the fact that there are different ways to do what we consider to be everyday and quite usual things.


All the facts are colorfully illustrated and explained in English.


I show them on my LCD projector and ask a different student to read each point out loud to promote discussion, then I often use the facts as true/false questions on tests.


You get:

1. An overhead of 23 fascinating facts in English colorfully illustrated

2. A Notebook Check Sheet with a 'Culture' section ~ we had notebook checks every 3 to 4 weeks

3. A true/false quiz on these facts which is easy to grade in class

4. An answer key for the quiz

5. An abbreviated handout version of the facts for absent students


With international travel made so easy nowadays plus the Internet, there are some customs today that have crossed borders.


But many have not.


It's easy to develop some critical thinking skills and let your students be inspired, enlightened, and have fun discussing these sometimes quite curious cultural differences.


Everything is ready-to-use to make your job easy. (34 pages)



* EXPANSION ACTIVITY 1 *
Some delightful videos have been done by Andrew Bossom, an Englishman living in Germany. He has a refreshing and fun way of looking at things, such as ~

'Culture Shock: What To Expect From It'.

'Ten Things About Germany'.



* EXPANSION ACTIVITY 2 *
Some more very charming videos have been done by an American teenager, Sam Walton, while he lived in Germany. His series 'Life In Germany' is done in short segments. His outlook is also refreshing.

Here's the one on 'Doors, Windows, and Rolladen'.



* OF SPECIAL NOTE *
I have created my products as Word documents because that is how I use them. They are unlocked so teachers can change vocabulary words or modify things if they wish.

If you prefer a different format for the overhead, below are some suggestions, however, you may have to insert the pictures by hand.

To Make A Slide Show In ActivInspire
If you use ActivInspire, you can save the Word document as a pdf (this is easily done with the newer versions of Word), then you can simply import the pdf to ActivInspire and have a document for that format.

To Make A Slide Show In PowerPoint
If you prefer to use the PowerPoint format, you can easily convert a Word document to a PowerPoint.

This link explains it clearly: 'Creating A PowerPoint From A Word Document.'


If you like my products, please follow me by clicking on the little green star at the top under my name. Danke.


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If you're looking for more ready-to-use resources, you may be interested in these other items in my store:

* SINGLE SUB PLANS NOW AVAILABLE *
. . Look for the brown polka dot cover . .

* Single Sub * Plan 1 For German


* Final * Exam For German 1

* Final * Exam For German 2

* Final * Exam For German 3


* Telling Time * Pac For German Class

* Feature * Film ~ Woman In Gold

* Feature * Film ~ Bella Martha Mostly Martha


* Der Knigge ~ Manners Still Matter

* Proverb * Pac For German Class

* Feature * Film ~ Nordwand (North Face) You'll be on the edge of your seat till the very end.


* Let's Talk Business: In German Perfect, too, for after the AP Exam.

* The Autobahn And Driving In Germany

* The Color * Game For German Class Vorsicht ! This can get pretty exciting.


* Schattenbilder * Silhouettes For German Class

* Rorschach * Inkblot Activity For German Class

* The School * Pac For German


* The Doctor * Is In For German Class

* The Extra Credit Word * Pac For German

* The Use of du * ihr * Sie in German


* Feature * Film ~ Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas

* A Light History Of The English Language For German Class

* Geography * Pac For German Class


* 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

* Eponym Activity For French, German, Italian, Spanish Works well as a sub plan, too.


* Burt Wolf ~ Ticino, Switzerland

* Feature * Film ~ Seven Years In Tibet

* Feature * Film ~ Sissi Forever My Love


* Feature * Film ~ The Young Victoria

* The Two * Way Preposition Pac For German



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It's easy to do.

Just go to www.TeachersPayTeachers.com and login, then click on ~

* My TpT (at the top right)
* My Purchases ~ find the appropriate title from the list
* Provide Feedback (under the product title and author's name)

and continue from there.



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KEY WORDS Culture / Customs / German Life / German Facts / Expat / Moving to Germany / German sayings / German expressions


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