Tag Archives: German Culture

9. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Deutsche Werbungen

In this meeting, we discussed German advertisements, showcasing a few choice ones. Advertisements

8. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Hessen

For this meeting, our exchange student Janina told us about her home state of Hessen. She discussed the capital, the city where she’s from, the city where she studies, and the history of the state itself. She mentioned some cultural differences, and accompanied it all with a powerpoint presentation.

7. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: die DDR

In this meeting, we discussed the culture, history, and politics of the German Democratic Republic (albeit in brief overview). The question for this meeting was “Was wisst ihr über die DDR?”

5. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Bedeutende Frauen in der Deutschen Geschichte!

This week, we discussed important women in German History. We only had an hour, so the list was pretty short – and not nearly as long as my preliminary list of women. We covered 14 women in total.

Zum Weltfrauentag

Heute ist Weltfrauentag. Although it’s called International Women’s Day, it’s a day for the rights of women. Next week, we’ll be discussing important women in German history, but today, I’ve together this entry about a very important feminist, Clara Zetkin, who we will also discuss next week in our meeting.

The Modern German Political System

We discussed the German political system in a brief overview. Most of the information here is very, very basic.

GLCPP Collaboration

We had a collaboration with GLCPP, and this is the information from our presentation.

Potsdam: Landeshauptstadt Brandenburg

At this meeting, we discussed Potsdam, which is where I lived and studied for three semesters. About Potsdam: Potsdam is a city in Eastern Germany, located on the southwestern border of Berlin. First mentioned in 933 AD, Potsdam’s role in early German history was one of a military city; the walls were meant to keep […]