For a take home assessment to our mini unit, "Separation and Reunification of Germany," the 8th graders had to create pictures, stories, poems, songs or even a 3D-model to show what they learned. I picked some of the best work to show cast it here. Enjoy these wonderfully creative projects.
Kathryn and Maddie decided to put their creative energy together to create this great model of the Berlin wall.
Scroll through the document below to read some fantastic writing by our very talented students. Some chose to tell a story out of a family's perspective, others rhymed and managed to put so much of what they learned in a poem or rap.
There were many more great examples. Fantastische Arbeit!
German American Day
In order to celebrate German week and German American Day on 10-06, we did a scavenger hunt in all my classes. 6th grade did a hunt on finding out information on famous German people and hunted for German words in the classroom. 7th and 8th grade did a six station hunt to find out the most information with 5 minutes at each station. At these stations they learned about the different "states" of Germany, what countries Germany is bordered by, the flags of German speaking countries and the German states and famous German products, people and inventions. They also puzzled Germany back together at one station. The winners received a gift in class consisting of German candy and a sticker.
Eighth grade students also learned about the Berlin wall and the separation of East and West Germany. We talked about what different products both countries had, the circumstances under which the wall went up and how life was different in both parts. As a creative assignment the students either wrote a story or song/rap or drew a picture showing what they learned. Here are some examples: