Anders gedacht: Text and Context in the German-Speaking World

  • AUTHORS: Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj; Michaela Späinghaus
  • ISBN-13: 9781133607304 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 416 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2005
  • ©2014     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Written entirely in German, this content-based program prepares intermediate-level German students to communicate meaningfully in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes. With a stimulating, comparative focus on topics such as contemporary politics, the environment, history, film, music, fine art, literature, and technology, ANDERS GEDACHT, Third Edition encourages creative self-expression as well as critical thinking about the German language and contemporary cultures of the German-speaking world. The text engages students in the learning process through inductive grammar instruction and review; cultural interpretation; analysis and comparison with their own culture; and interactive, task-based practice.

Features

  • Content is based on up-to-date subject matter from film, history, politics, the fine arts, music, literature, economics, and science.
  • The text is user-friendly, easy to follow and centered on engaging learners.
  • The subject matter is closely integrated with language exercises.
  • This program offers a step-by-step, task-oriented approach, which makes class preparation easier and much less time-consuming.
  • Additional contextualized grammar and vocabulary exercises and drills are in the workbook portion of the Student Activity Manual (SAM).

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj

    Irene Motyl is a senior associate in German at Barnard College/Columbia University. She has experience in post-secondary as well as primary and secondary school education, adult learning, and teacher training. Her responsibilities include curriculum and program development; teacher training and mentorship. She has developed content-based courses such as "News and Views from German TV", "Fokus ?sterreich" and "Sehen-Verstehen-Sprechen, Understanding the Language through Seeing the Culture", in which conversation, dialogue, and discussion are based on visual images drawn from authentic German video and television, film screenings, and current art shows in New York City (offered by the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Goethe Institute and other cultural Institutions). Irene is president of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) New York Metropolitan Chapter and serves as consultant for the AATG Professional Development Program and as teacher trainer for the Goethe Institute Teacher Training Network. She has served on the Deutsche Welle/AATG/Goethe Institute Task Force on classroom use of television and the AATG/Goethe Institute Project "Going the Distance (Long Distance Teacher Training)." She also has directed Intercultural Teaching Practicums for graduate students from the U.S. and the Universities of Berlin, Bielefeld, and Munich. Irene has conducted numerous In-Service Teacher-Training and Faculty Development seminars in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Montreal, among other cities, and she has lectured at conferences and workshops in North America and Europe.

  • Michaela Späinghaus

    Formerly of Barnard College, Michaela Späinghaus is now back in Germany and teaches DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache -- German as a Foreign Language) for the Goethe Institute in Heidelberg, Germany.

Table of Contents

Contents.
To the Student.
Acknowledgments.
EINSTIEG.
DAS REISEN:
Die Erlebnisgesellschaft – Trends und Gegentrends.
EINHEIT 1.
DAS FERNWEH, DAS WANDERN UND DER MYTHOS WALD:
Gedichte, Lieder, Märchen und Malerei im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert.
EINHEIT 2.
GRÜNE POLITIK UND BUNTE POLITIK:
Umweltbewusstsein und Atomausstieg.
EINHEIT 3.
MULTIKULTURELLES LEBEN:
Schmelztiegel oder multikulturelle Gesellschaft?
EINHEIT 4.
DIE COMEDIAN HARMONISTS:
Ein Musikensemble der 20er und 30er Jahre.
EINHEIT 5.
LOLA RENNT:
Ein Film der 90er Jahre.
EINHEIT 6.
STATIONEN DER GESCHICHTE: Schweiz – Deutschland – Österreich.
EINHEIT 7.
BEWEGUNGEN UND GEGENBEWEGUNGEN:
Von den 68ern, Hausbesetzungen, Terrorismus und den Auswirkungen.
EINHEIT 8.
UMGANG MIT DER VERGANGENHEIT:
Formen der Realitätsbewältigung.
EINHEIT 9.
KUNST UND KÜNSTLER:
Anselm Kiefer.
EINHEIT 10.
DAS LEBEN IM ANDEREN DEUTSCHLAND:
Alltag in der DDR und der Fall der Mauer.
Anhang A: "Vollständige Texte and Hörtexte".
Anhang B: Unregelmäßige Verben.
Glossar.
Index.

New to this Edition

  • The annotated Instructor's Edition features on-page annotations with answers to structured activities, teaching tips, etc.
  • Increased instructor support in front matter and on page offers suggestions on which material is a "must" and which can be "skipped". New lesson plans and other teacher-assistance materials address these concerns. Available through the instructor website.
  • Chapter 2 is revised to shift the focus from Gruene Partei to the broader topic of alternative forms of life/government/etc.
  • A new chapter on 68er-RAF features the film Der Baader Meinhof Komplex and Terrorism in the German context.
  • The Student Activities Manual (SAM) is streamlined to support the textbook content and emphasizes verb work.
  • The Premium Website features SAM audio, audio flashcards, games (crossword puzzles), a pronunciation video, and grammar modules.

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