We had a collaboration with GLCPP, and this is the information from our presentation.
First, we asked the members what they knew about Germany, and then we went into the presentation.
Important Dates in German History
- 962: Formation of Holy Roman Empire (1st Reich)
- 1525: Formation of the Kingdom of Prussia
- 1806: Dissolution of Holy Roman Empire
- 1848: Attempted Revolution
- 1870: Franco-Prussian War
- 1871: German Unification; Formation of the German Empire
- 1919: Formation of the Weimar Republic
- 1933: Hitler appointed Chancellor; beginning of Third Reich
- 1945: End of WWII; Division of Germany
- 1949: Formation of GDR & FRG
- 1953: Strikes & Revolt in East Germany
- 1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall
- 1990: German Reunification
German Federal States:
- Lower Saxony
- North Rhine-Westphalia
Image: A collage of German cities.
Top row: Berlin (Alexanderplatz), Leipzig (Plagwitz), Leipzig (Innenstadt, Kaufhaus Bruehl), Frankfurt an der Oder
Middle row: Frankfurt am Main (Roemer), Tuebingen, Kassel, Duisburg
Bottom row: Potsdam (Neues Palais), Wernigerode (Markt), Magdeburg, Dresden
But it’s not just pretty places…
Image: A collage of students hanging out and having fun in Germany. In the background are such places as La Porta Nigra in Trier, the Zwinger in Dresden, the Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Das Kleinste Haus in Wernigerode, and the oldest Church in Germany in Trier.
Slide with the title: “German Culture”
Images include a Hertha BSC Soccer game, a student club, a Babelsberg 03 soccer game, a pro-democracy street festival in Magdeburg, and the Berlinale, the international film festival in Berlin.
Afterward, we discussed what we were eating, and talked about further German Club meetings during the semester.
Link to the PowerPoint can be found HERE.