The German Way Of Life
by. Randy F.
Guten Tag! Welcome to Germany. Germany’s culture is based on many different things. These include language and literature, art galleries and museums, music, and education.
By Brienne F.
Most of the German citizens are Christians. Although thirty-five percent of the population belongs to the Roman Catholics, thirty-sixth percent is Protestant (mostly Lutheran though), two percent are Muslims, and about twenty-five percent of the Germans have no official religion. The religion goes by town. One town will go by one faith according to the local ruler’s choice what faith it will be. This still goes about today. Catholics are mostly located in the southern and the western parts of Germany and the Protestants are mostly located in the northern and the eastern parts of Germany.
By Brienne F.
The greetings in this culture consist of the most common the handshake. The man is to wait until tell women puts her hand out before shaking it. Also crossing someone else's handshake is inappropriate. Some gestures used in this culture are not chewing gum in public it is inappropriate. Talking with your hands in your pockets is disrespectful. Instead of crossing the fingers for good luck they simply squeeze their thumb. The dating in Germany is different than that in the United States. They each pay for their own food and entertainment unless a special occasion. Legal marriages are performed by the city hall religious ones are optional. Young people may often live together before or instead of marriage.
Location, Natural Resources, Continent, and Hemisphere
by Zach K.
Germany is located in Central Europe, in the northern hemisphere bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, South of Denmark and is located on the continent Europe. Germany’s climate is temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm wind. Germany's natural resources are iron ore, coal, potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, and arable land.
Languages Spoken in Germany
By Zach K.
Languages are German, (that is the official language) and the other two are Bavanrian and Halle, and they write in English.
5 Famous Germans
By Randy F.
1. Johann Sebastian Bach- He was a composer. Born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach. In 1707 he married Maria Barbara. His wife died and he married Anna Magdalena in late in 1721 Bach died on July 28, 1750.
2. Albert Einstein- He was a physicist. Born March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. Grew up in Munich. When Albert Einstein was young he was a poor student. He moved to Berlin in 1914 with his wife and two sons, Hans Albert and Eduard. In 1921, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. He died on April 18, 1955, at the age of 76.
3. Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit-Born in Danzig, Germany. He invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709.
4. Otto Von Bismarck-He was born in Schönhausen, Germany in 1815. He studied law and agriculture at Göttingen, Berlin, and Greifswald.
5. Adolf Hitler- Born on April 20, 1889 in the small Austrian town Braunau. He was the leader of the German Nazi movement. On Sept. 1, 1939, Hitler began World War II. Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945.
By. Anna S.
People elect their represenitives by secret ballot; the voting age is 18 in Germany. The government’s main bodies and offices include Parliament, a federal Chancellor, and a Cabinet. The president is elected for a four-year-term, which include at least 656 Deputies. The upper chamber or Federal Council includes at least 68 members. Germany has an Independent Federal Judiciary consisting of a constitutional court, a High court of Justice, and courts with jurisdiction in administrative, financial, labor, and social matters. The Highest court is the Federal Constitutional Court, which ensures the definition of constitutional provisions and protects the rights of individual citizen.
President: Roman Hezog
President of the Bundestag: Rita Suessmuth
Chancellor: Helmut Kohl
Vice Chancellor: Klaus Kinkel
Minister of Defense: Volker Ruehe
Minister for Foreign Affairs: Klaus Kinkel
Ambassador to the U.S.: Juergen Chrobog
Ambassador to the UN: Tono Eitel
The Germans take after many different people. That is the way they learn to do knew things.
Form of Government: Germany is a Federal Republic.
The country has 16 states which has it’s own legislature and Autonomy over schools and other matters.
By. Anna S.
The German states were among the first in the world to set up a public educational system for all childeren.
West Germany: They have to go to school for at least 9 to 10 years starting at the age of six. Part time schooling is required until the age of 18. Elementary schools lasts for four years. Religious teaching is given in schools. State government controls education. It has about 60 universities and many specialized and technical colleges.
East Germany: Children attend a 10-year polytechnical school that stresses technical training, mathematics, sciences, and languages. After graduation from 10th grade students may take a three-year cotiuation course to fulfill university entrance requirements.
Early Inhabitants of Germany and their contributes to Modern culture
By Jacob L.
The Huns are the early inhabitants of Germany. They were barbarians that ruled most of Europe and some of China.
Sports and Recreation
By Jacob L.
Germany is a world leader in tennis, track and field, cycling and swimming is very popular and almost every town has a public swimming pool. The national sport is soccer; Tennis is also popular, thanks to players such as Boris Becker, who was the youngest unseeded player to win at Wimbledon. He has since won a number of major tournaments, including two more at Wimbledon. Steffi Graf has won many women's tournament. In winter, skiers flock to the German Alps. Germany has many popular ski resorts that attract skiers from around the world. Germans excel at winter sports, and have won Olympic gold medals for lunge, bobsled and speed skating. Enthusiasts to enjoy almost any sport. windsurfing and sailing are enjoyed. Cycling is another popular thing to do.
How men and woman are treated in Germany's society
By. Katherine H.
Men and woman have differently roles; males need to listen more, aggress less, and cooperate more. Husbands of working women are supposed to do an equal share of the housework and child care. Women do most of the housework, and they take care of the children. Women think they are doing too much housework, so they want men to be less aggressive.
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