Level 4 Honors German


German 4 Honors covers the overarching themes of relationships, media, heroism, romanticism and expressionism by placing literature and the arts into the historical context. Students will understand how German identity has been shaped by such contexts as they move backwards chronologically. While exploring relationships, media, influences on changing society, and beliefs, they will also be thinking more critically about their own personal identities and their role in society.

German 4 Honors is a course that is broken down into units. Grammar focuses on past tense, prepositions, adjective endings, future tense, modals, conjunctions, word order, reflexive, comparative/superlative, time expressions, subjunctive II, conditional, letter writing, transitional words and phrases, idioms, relative clauses, the four cases, da/wo compounds, commands, and the passive voice.






QTR 1 Relationships
(September)(October) (November)
-Relationships with others


-Life in the East v. West

-Media East/West

QTR 2 Media and Society
(November/December/January)
-The Influence of Media

-Away with Stereotypes/Multi-Kulti Identity….

-Media and its impact on Change…

-Importance of Free Thought…

-Horrors of the Holocaust

QTR 3 Heroism
(February) (March) (April)
-The Resistance Fighters (WWII)

-Siegfried

-In Context

QTR 4 Romanticism-The Fairy Tale & Expressionism- the Krimi (April) (May) (June)


PLEASE SEE CLASS COMPUTER ACTIVITIES FOR MORE PROJECTS AND ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS BY MONTH!

SEE ALSO SPEAKING & WRITING FOR ADDITIONAL TIPS & PRACTICE!


SEE OUR GERMAN FAIRY TALE VIDEOS FROM OUR FAIRY TALE UNIT: (Made with Photostory)





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Students in 4H also wrote their own Mini-Krimis (see above) after reading the short mysteries "Das Mysterioese Konzert" "Die Spur Faehrt nach Bayern" und "Geheime Mission"....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbgBX5_dsLw
Students read "Emil und die Detektive" and watched "Emil" on youtube.
learn more about .... Der Krimi
**http://www.quia.com/pages/period4.html** (links for " Das Mysterioese Konzert"

**http://www.kika.de/fernsehen/a_z/k/krimi/leipzig/crash/index.shtml**

**http://www.kika.de/fernsehen/a_z/k/krimi/hamburg/netzpiraten/index.shtml**- Introduction and film clips "German Krimi"