As we work our way through this week our amazing German teachers are preparing for class on Saturday. We are celebrating National German week and our teachers are ready!
In the children’s class, students will be coloring Hannah the Bear. She is a good friend of Flat Stanley and is looking forward to the many locations the kids will take her.
The beginners 2 class will be reading about “Tag der Deutschen Einheit” and have a Germany quiz (heads up!)
Beginners 1 and intermediate classes have learned about the history, meaning, and celebration of “Der Tag der Deutschen Einheit”
– Watched video footage explaining this Feiertag and original footage of November 9, 1989
– Studied vocabulary pertinent to this day
-Took the AATG Quiz about “Der Tag der Deutschen Einheit” as a Homework assignment
– In celebration of the “fringe benefits” of learning (and teaching!) German, we ate German sausage, tasted 3 different types of German bread, including the famous Pumpernickel, laced with original German “Senf” and “Currysoße”, and indulged in Zimtgebäck, learning food and utensil vocabulary along the way. Lecker!
The advanced class will be taking a fun German Cultural trivia quiz!
Join us as we celebrate on Saturday!
Welcome to National German Week! We are celebrating at the German School Phoenix following the suggestions below from AATG.org. Every day there is something you can do at home to celebrate as well! Here are some suggestions:
Monday, October 2 – Schwarz-Rot-Gold Day
Kick off the week by showing your pride in Germany and the German language—wear Schwarz-Rot-Gold! Whether you’re at school, at work, out in the community or anywhere else, everyone around will know you’re a fan of German. Hannah’s already dressed for the occasion, so be sure to include her in your events and when you’re engaged on social media!
Tuesday, October 3 – Day of German Unity
Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity) is the German national holiday, commemorating the anniversary of German reunification in 1990. The Day of German Unity is celebrated each year with a Bürgerfest hosted by a major city—this year Mainz, the capital of Rheinland-Pfalz, under the motto “Zusammen sind wir Deutschland”. The Bürgerfest also includes the Ländermeile, where each Bundesland can highlight their tourist attractions, cultural treasurers, and culinary specialties. Create your own campus Ländermeile and highlight regional specialties. Celebrate today with our October 3 quiz!
Wednesday, October 4 – National TEACH GERMAN Day
National TEACH GERMAN Day is a celebration of German teaching and learning designed to recognize the important role that German teachers play in our schools and communities and encourage the next generation of German teachers. Find out more on the National TEACH GERMAN Day website.
Thursday, October 5 – Famous German-Americans Day
Hats off to German immigrants to the US and German-Americans! The cultures of the German-speaking world have had an enormous influence on American culture. You’ll find the contributions of German-Americans in every walk of life—actors, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, musicians, politicians, scientists, teachers, filmmakers, and writers. Can you identify all of the Americans with German roots in our quiz?
Friday, October 6 – National German-American Day
German-American Day was first proclaimed a holiday in the US in 1983 to honor the 300th anniversary of German immigration to the US. It commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld, near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia. These families subsequently established the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies. See how well you know the influence and impact of German culture on America with our quiz!
Saturday, October 7 – German School Phoenix Celebrates!
Students will be taking fun trivia quizes in several classes and our Children’s class will be coloring Hannah the Bear and taking pictures of her this week as we find different ways to remember our German Culture. If you would like to participate too, please post any pictures of yourself and Hannah the Bear (below) to our Facebook Page!
Hannah the Bear