Spring; Grades 11–12
Taught by: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
Germany has played a major role in the global events of the past century. World War I was fueled by German aggression, and during the interwar period, the failures of the Weimar Republic and the Great Depression led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. At the end of World War II, a divided Germany became the center of the Cold War that lasted until reunification in 1990. Today, Germany remains at the forefront of many contemporary issues, such as immigration, environmental sustainability, and remembrance culture. In this course, students will investigate the last 100 years of history through a lens of Germany. Students will connect virtually with experts and eyewitnesses while developing a better understanding of the world as they encounter people and ideas that are different from their own.
This course was designed in partnership with the Transatlantic Outreach Program, and students will have access to the most recent scholarship and virtual experiences from within Germany. Founded in 2002, TOP seeks to be the leading provider of curriculum and experiences relevant to contemporary Germany and their partners, include the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation.