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NEWEST ADDITIONS and TOPICS
In Memoriam - to one of the great pioneers of German-American studies, Eberhard Reichmann
German-American Cultural Center - Cazoo.org. Many resources, current, updated
New video offerings on German-Americans, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and other topics.
NEW: German-American Religious Groups - The Church-German-Americans
Special Events and Interests: workshops, SGAS conferences, Elderhostels, etc.
"Today's strongest poetic voice in search of German heritage:" Norbert Krapf.
MAX KADE GERMAN-AMERICAN CENTERS AND RESOURCES
The Max Kade German-American Center offers a searchable International Bibliography of German-Americana, SGAS, and an ever-increasing array of Teaching
Units, Historic Sites, Libraries, Archives, Museums, Societies, Research Centers, publications.
Register any G-A museums, collections and historic sites in your area with Max Kade.
Search the catalogs of the Max Kade G-A Studies Collection,
EXTENSIVE PAGES LEADING TO:
Immigrants, German Influence, Anti-Germanism, Early Settlers
Germantown, PA and the first public protest against slavery in North America
German-American Soldiers in the US Civil War
Genealogical and Historical resources
German-Americans in Missouri and St.Louis
German Customs, Traditions and Holidays.: follow the year's events
The German 1848 Revolution: 150 Years and the German-American Dimension
PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES / TEACHING
NEW - German-American Scavenger hunt - questions and links
Teaching German-Americana with Assistance from the Web.
German-Americans with short bios, links and internet
application for students.
Teaching Units from the Max Kade German-American Center
Who are the " German-Americans"? plus German Americans in the 1990 Census.
An Ethnic Experience - one of the most useful works for teaching.
A German-American Chronology & chronology of Germans in America - Library of Congress.
Course outline w/links: German Immigrant Culture in America and The DAAD Syllabi Database.
Syllabus: The German Heritage of America - Deutsche Kultur in Amerika
Analysis on Presentation
of German History in US schools.
American Memory Page from the Library of Congress.
German and German-American Marriage Customs.
Trachten - Native dress, fashion or costume? Article with links.
The Birth of the term "America". Wie Amerika zu seinen Namen kam.
Typically American? Hamburgers, Germany and the US. Who's Elvis
Typisch deutsch? German Chocolate cake?
Barbie: a German-American? Pez candies?
The German Influence on the American Auto Industry
The History of Beer and Beer in America by brewer Paula Weber. Plus beer types and brewing info.
Many Links to German-American organizations and
events around the country.
Two colorful articles about the Jasper, Indiana Strassenfest and its G-A population.
Email discussion w/German partners on Immigration/Migration. Transatlantisches Klassenzimmer.
German-American internment and anti-German sentiment during the World Wars
The Spring 1998 issue of AATG's Die
Unterrichtspraxis featured papers on G-A studies.
Online Quiz on German-speaking Countries and their relationship to the USA.
GERMAN LANGUAGE AND
Why learn German? Why study German in the United States?
G-A Studies in the Classroom: teaching both the language and the cultural heritage. Plus activities.
Approach in German language instruction and the Heritage Language Research Priorities
Teaching units on " German-Americans and Their Contributions to the American Mainstream Culture: German
Names and Words".
German was nearly adopted as the official language of the
Immanuel German Language School: a Saturday School.
JFK's Ich bin ein Berliner. Correct usage or not?
of Independence was first published in German: the story and
the German text.
Sternenbanner Lied": Täglicher Telegraph und
Tribüne, Donnerstag, 19. April, 1917.
Research the German
names of towns and families to learn origins and original
What commonalities do German and English share?
Tree of Germanic Languages with descriptions and examples.
Discussion of Dialects and High German along with Plattdeutsch and Frisian/Ostfrisian links.
Learn Fraktur, Suetterlin and old German handwriting styles. Free computer fonts.
How to decipher old handwriting styles - online tutorial
German-American poet Norbert Krapf
Kurt Vonnegut and The themes of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five
German-Americana and Deutschschreibende Autoren in
Goethe-Year 1999 - 250th Birthday of Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe, Germany's greatest poet and dramatist.
GERMAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
National German Week Celebration. Events and teaching materials from AATG.
Cazoo.org - great collection of events and clubs
German-American Events throughout the USA. Calendar by the German Corner
My collection of German-American Societies and Clubs in the USA.
Why German-American Heritage Month?
German-American Day Contest and CD ROM: see contest theme and awards.
Mid-September: Steuben Parades are held annually in New York and Chicago.
September 26: 1st Austrian American Day in 1997. Presidential Praise.
October 1, First Germans at Jamestown (1608)
October 3, Day of German Unity / Tag der deutschen Einheit
October 6, German-American Day commemorating the first group arrival and the founding of Germantown, PA (1683). Germantowners were the first to protest against slavery (1688)
GENERAL RESOURCES / G-A CULTURE /
The German Information Center's Germans in
America and info on G-A Cultural
Relations (exchanges, projects, org's, collaboration).
Germans In America: comprehensive online Exhibit from the Library of Congress.
My collection of German-American Societies and Clubs in the USA.
GermanCulture's Germans Abroad resources
Life Magazine: culture, history, tourism, imported goods, G-A culture, archived to '95.
German Corner -
Deutsches Eck. Some history,
heritage, commercial items.
About.com: German language and culture megasite
My collection of German-Canadian internet resources.
G-A RESEARCH /
STUDY / ORGANIZATIONS
G-A Studies at the Forschungsstelle Niedersächsiche Auswanderer in den USA: Uni-Oldenburg. Excellent site!
Bibliography (Canada and USA) from the U. of Winnipeg's Chair of German-Canadian Studies.
Bibliography of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Migrationsgeschichte Bremerhaven.
United German-American Committee of the USA. Proposed Cultural Center/Museum.
GARDINET: German-American relations, organizations and programs.
A moderated, scholarly email forum ( modelled
here) might benefit G-A studies.
Publications that can be purchased from the Max Kade German-American Center.
Hundreds of works can be found at Amazon Booksellers and Heritage
The Association of American University Presses
(AAUP) has a searchable online catalog.
scholarly resources, research libraries, journals, reviews,
GERMAN RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
resources (general culture and language learning),
Contact Robert Shea (webmaster) or Dr. Ruth Reichmann, author of many of these pages.
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