German Culture


German Culture 

High School Class 1/4 Credit

Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

Meets: Tuesday  9:00 – 10:00  a.m  CST

Instructor: Dana Hanley

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Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

German Culture class will explore the birthplace of Goethe, Beethoven, and Nena with a multisensory introduction to Germany. German culture has heavily influenced the worlds of finance, theology, the arts, and the American experience as well as the European Union. Join us for the scintillating 6-week class as we delve into the fascinating and diverse German culture!

Take a virtual tour of the romantic landscapes of the Rhine valley, with its sweeping vistas and medieval castles. Follow the Grimm brothers along the Fairy Tale road to discover the landscape behind the stories they collected and get to know some of the real-life events which may have inspired the famous tales. Read a few lines of poetry, listen to beautiful music and appreciate some of the world’s most famous paintings and architecture.

Culture is more than art, architecture, and language, however. We will also learn the importance of closing doors, why you don’t wash cars on Sunday, and how many cups of tea to drink should you visit East Frisia.

We’ll finish off the class by enjoying a traditional German breakfast while we discuss all the many ways American and German cultures have influenced each other. Get a taste of the delights this class holds with Items for German Breakfast.

Pair the History of the Horse with National Parks for a wonderful summer adventure! If you love Dana Hanley’s dynamic, creative teaching, you’ll love her fall classes: Expedition Amazon, Expedition Antarctic, German I and German II, and Writing Workshop I and II. 

Required Materials will be supplied.


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