Teaching Units

Unit 1. Spring 1938

Unit 1 focu­ses on the sto­ry of Hil­de and Roland in the Spring of 1938. Offi­ci­al­ly, Ger­ma­ny is still at peace. Some­time in April 1938, Roland was reas­si­gned to teach in a vil­la­ge school on the other side of Sax­o­ny. After hea­ring of his depar­tu­re during choir prac­tice at church, Hil­de resol­ved to wri­te him in per­son to con­fess her love and initia­te a cor­re­spon­dence in the hope of arran­ging a pri­va­te mee­ting. Over the cour­se of the Spring, they begin a courtship, get to know one ano­t­her, their hopes and dreams, and their atti­tu­des about love and fami­ly. In this unit, stu­dents will explo­re the iden­ti­ties of prot­ago­nists, their soci­al con­text, the set­ting of the play, and the let­ters as sources for histo­ry and as a tro­pe in the play. 

Unit 2. Sum­mer 1938

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Unit 3. Fall 1938

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Unit 4. Advent 1938

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Unit 5. Win­ter 1939

Under con­struc­tion

Unit 6. Spring 1939

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Unit 7. Sum­mer 1939

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Unit 8. Fall 1939

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Unit 10. Win­ter 1940

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Unit 11. Eas­ter 1940

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Unit 12. Spring 1940

Under con­struc­tion

Advanced Teaching Units

Advan­ced Unit 1. Trans­na­tio­nal & Inter­ge­nera­tio­nal Dia­lo­gue
This unit is desi­gned for more advan­ced stu­dents who have alrea­dy com­ple­ted the other units. In it, stu­dents will be asked to reflect on the inter­cul­tu­ral mea­ning of the let­ters in a trans­na­tio­nal and inter­ge­nera­tio­nal con­text. They may invi­te a mem­ber of the FAG tran­scrip­ti­on group to meet with them in per­son to dis­cuss the dif­fe­rent mea­nings of the let­ters for elder­ly and young Ger­mans and/or they may watch a selec­tion of Ame­ri­can reac­tions to the play from 2016 in order to dis­cuss the dif­fe­rent mea­nings of the play for Ame­ri­cans and Ger­mans. Con­tact bergersona@umkc.edu for more infor­ma­ti­on.
Advan­ced Unit 2. Col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve Vir­tu­al Rese­arch
This unit is desi­gned for more advan­ced stu­dents who have a solid foun­da­ti­on in eit­her Ger­man cul­tu­re or histo­ry but also lan­guage. In it, stu­dents learn how to read the old Ger­man script used by Hil­de and Roland, and how to work with other vol­un­te­ers around the world to cross­check their let­ters on Tran­skri­bus­Web, acces­si­ble through the web. This unit may be added to an exis­ting cur­ri­cu­lum or taken on an indi­vi­du­al basis as an internship with T&S. Con­tact bergersona@umkc.edu for more infor­ma­ti­on how to orga­ni­ze the lat­ter.
Advan­ced Unit 3. Col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve Cur­ri­cu­lar Design
This unit is desi­gned for more advan­ced uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents who have a solid foun­da­ti­on in eit­her Ger­man cul­tu­re or histo­ry but also lan­guage and cur­ri­cu­lar design. In it, stu­dents take respon­si­bi­li­ty for draf­ting a cur­ri­cu­lum unit for T&S based on the exis­ting models. After review and revi­si­on by the edi­to­ri­al staff, the unit may be published here on our web­site. Con­tact bergersona@umkc.edu for more infor­ma­ti­on how to orga­ni­ze this unit. 
Advan­ced Unit 4. Con­ti­nuing Edu­ca­ti­on for Tea­chers
Working tea­chers who are inte­rested in a pro­ject in con­ti­nuing edu­ca­ti­on may also lead or par­ti­ci­pa­te in the­se advan­ced units on an inde­pen­dent basis. Con­tact bergersona@umkc.edu for more infor­ma­ti­on.

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