Thursday, February 2, 2017

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Goethe (Germany's Greatest Writer)”

11th - 12th Grade

This is about Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe who is rightly said to rank second only to Shakespeare as a writer. This begins with a one paragraph reading section in English and then German titled Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe; then come

An English language retelling of the plot for Goethe’s The Sorrows Of Young Werther, which is a tale of tragic love that first made him famous in not only German but world literature -- along with some additional helpful comments on it;

An English retelling of the plot for Goethe’s Faust (1808) which tells of a man’s wager with the devil that has inspired other authors and artists as with the American version Daniel Webster And The Devil – along with some comments;

Erlkoenig ~ Elf King in English and German, which is a hauntingly beautiful poem by the master;

May Song By Goethe ~ Mailied, in English and German, a joyful poem

Little Rose On The Heath (Heidenrölein) in English and German is about a young man rejected by a woman (the little rose);

The Little Violet in English and German is about a man symbolized by a violet that gets trodden down by an uncaring woman;

Welcome And Farewell ~ Willkommen Und Abschied, in both languages is an extremely expressive love poem;

Goethe-related Public Domain Clip Art depictions of Goethe, women he fell in love with, his wife, his friend and fellow writer Schiller, and their patron at Weimar, the Grand Duke Karl August;

1. Goethe Word Search and Answers Key; 

2. Goethe Word Search and Answers Key; 

Goethe Numbers To Numbers activity, 

Goethe Letters To Words activity, 

Goethe Greek Letters To Words activity;

True-False Goethe And Literature Test; 

Fill-In-The-Blanks Goethe And Literature Test.

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