The legend of Klaus Störtebeker is based on the true exploits of Johann Störtebeker, a pirate who roamed the North Sea. Helping the less fortunate, he is remembered as the "Robin Hood" of the North and Baltic Seas.
Long before the Wright Brothers, German-Texan Jacob Brodbeck hurled himself in the air, becoming the Father of U.S. Aviation.
A Texas-German who started the first flour mill in San Antonio, C.H Guenther helped establish San Antonio in to the city it is today.
Here are fifty of the very best bar jokes ever.
Tired of getting caught texting in class? Here are the top ten methods to text all class long without ever getting caught!
What is it like to have your own child in your classroom? Here are ten things you need to know if you are going to have your own child as a student.
Using German music in the classroom is an excellent teaching skill that will take your class to the next level. Get students interested, engaged and learning outside of the classroom.
Music is very beneficial in all classrooms. Using just a few rules, music can transform your classroom into a fun, exciting room full of learning.
Using quotes is always an excellent method to get your students engaged, interested and eager to learn more after the lesson. Quotations can be used in a variety of ways in many different classes.
Maypoles are found throughout Europe and most often in Germanic countries. In the U.S., German immigrants raised maypoles in their newly adopted towns. Fredericksburg, Texas has an excellent example.
German Texans make up an eclectic group of immigrants to the United States. Many Americans consider themselves German-Americans but only a few are privileged enough to be known as German-Texans!
(A, P, S) As my oldest child heads off to her university studies and creates her own life, there are now a few things I need to apologize for to all three of my daughters. As each of you enter your adult lives, I realize that I may have raised you...
Here are ten more awesome pranks to pull on students.
Germans today eat approximately 800 million Currywurst per year. This popular snack was the culinary epiphany of a woman whose creation was born during 1949 in occupied Germany.
Want to make that teacher of yours go crazy? Here is an excellent game to see if you can get your teacher to quit prematurely.
Writing letters was the most popular way to keep in touch with loved ones during World War Two, and postcards of the time reflected that idea.
The true story of how one young teenager dealt with the death of his mother, who perished from a brain tumor. Humor and laughter helped him cope, and is beneficial to this day.
A tale of fishing and brotherly comradery.
Here are the top ten pranks to pull on teachers. Get back at those pesky adults who try to ruin your life by introducing you to philosophy, reason, logic and responsibilty!
Here is the optimal method to fix what's lacking in schools. Budgets, vouchers, low test scores, weak teachers, charter schools and raising teaching standards are solved with one easy approach!
What is it really like in the classroom? Here is the gritty truth of what it is like to be in the trenches every day with your children!
The helicopter became an important tool for the United States military in its air rescue role. Igor Sikorsky's invention changed the battlefield, but he was most proud of its rescue abilities.
The most offensive words in the English language are often the simplist. But these four words are the worst.
Potato pancakes are a German specialty throughout Europe. Here is an excellent, yet easy recipe on how to make German potato pancakes.
A quick bibliography of Sojouner Truth during the Civil War and her contribution to Thanksgiving.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to teach? Here are some true stories from teachers about their very first days of teaching.
Teachers are under constant pressure from parents, students and politicians. As a result, teachers are often frayed and kurt with their students. Adding to the pressure is the knowledge that one ill-timed comment might cost that teacher their job. Here is a fictional list of the top ten statements...
Ever wonder what parents say in front of their children's teachers? Here are the top ten most outrageous comments teachers have ever heard from parents.
The invention of chili powder and rise of chili in the United States started with the dream of a young German immigrant from New Braunfels, Texas.
Here are the top ten pranks to pull on students. A great guide to make sure you stay out on top of your students and don't let them get the upper hand!
Hilarious true stories from high school concerning outrageous students and teachers who know how to deal with rowdy teenagers.
The most important German Americans, their lives and their contributions are listed in this hub. Throughout history, German immigrants have supported and contributed to the United States.
Teachers hear plenty of excuses. Using intellect and grace, teachers need to find humor in everyday school situations to get through the day.
What products are really made in America? Here is a compilation of many German products sold in the U.S. that just might surprise you!
A line of forts from Fort Worth to the Rio Grande dotted the Texas frontier. This is the story of Fort Martin Scott, uniquely situated near the German-Texas town of Fredericksburg.
Ice cream in Germany is an art form. Learn all about the Italian influence in German cafes as well as the unique German traditions that make Eiscafes so popular throughout Europe.
Great German food includes the bratwurst and the currywurst. Which of these two excellent German street foods will you choose?
German food is known for its richness and heartiness, but less known are the side dishes that accompany those dishes. Here are the most popular side dishes in German cuisine.
A unique experiment using camels for transportation from San Antonio to El Paso was started at Fort Camp Verde. This is the story and history of that epic undertaking.
Here are the top ten methods to prepare for the Saturday morning SAT. These strategies help you eliminate all the worry and concern on test day. These ten excellent SAT test day tips & policies strategies will help you raise your overall score.
Using humor and laughter to heal allowed this motorcycle accident victim to recover quickly from a horrific crash. This is the true story about the accident and subsequent miraculous recovery.
The Battle of the Nueces river is a unique Civil War confrontation between recent German immigrants and Confederate soldiers. The ensuing conflict effects our lives even today.
Have your child excited for school with this endearing German tradition. How-to guide teaches everything about Zuckertüte and Schultüte, filling children with joy for the first day of school.
Getting your student's attention and keeping them interested is paramount in teaching. Using multimedia techniques, history comes alive and gets your students excited about learning.
Why the study of history is important and how history teaches us who we are.
A German schnitzel is not a sausage. Read on and learn what a schnitzel is and all the differnent types, from Wienerschnitzel to Holsteinschnitzel.
Looking for a comfortable yet inexpensive place to stay while in Europe. Check out youth hostels where families and tourists can stay safe and comfortable in excellent locations without breaking the bank.
This is the true story of three trips to West Berlin, via East Germany in the summer of 1988, 1989 and 1990. A unique perspective came from traveling to East Berlin during the height of the communism, the policies of Gorbachev and to to the opening of the Berlin Wall.
Right before the Berlin Wall fell, I traveled into communist East Germany in the summer of 1990 for a day. Enjoying the country and the people, stereotypes and prejudice fell as fast as the wall!
Street food is growing in popularity, and Germany has some of the best street food in the world. But the best street food in Germany is a Turkish import: The döner!
Spice up your lesson plans by using clips of The Simpsons. Adding intellectual sound bites helps get your student's attention and teaches or reinforces important and relative content.
Ever since I first turned on a television some 25 years ago, I’ve seen plenty of Maytag commercials. The Maytag repairman is pleasant, soft-spoken and most importantly, always bored at his job; the premise being, of course, that a Maytag appliance...