SSW301: German History (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: German History
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The German History course is designed to acquaint students with the host nation’s culture and values. Focus will be on the study of German history beginning with the Roman period and continuing to modern times. Contemporary German society, including geography, politics, economics, and education systems, will be examined.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities are provided in the content of German history. Students will study, research, and outline information about Germany’s historical and social development. Students will explore and investigate sources for understanding the host nation’s history and culture through visits to museums and other places of interest.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated through written tests, oral and written assignments, and contributions to the discussions in class, showing knowledge of German history and culture.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the German history course, students should be able to:
- Survey German history from the Roman period to the present.
- Examine the making of the German nation in contrast to other European nations.
- Identify major events of German history, leading political figures, and political leaders.
- Analyze Germany's role in twentieth-century world affairs.
- Identify current problems (social, economic, ecological).
- Identify geographical regions of the host nation based on topography, locations, economics, culture, and politics
- Participate in study trips to significant host-nation sites,
- Participate in student exchanges.