Instructions for Culture Blog Assignments:

0. At the beginning of the semester, you should receive an email inviting you to join your section's blog. Even if you don't get this email, you should be able to access the blog: there will be two Canvas Announcements early in the semester, one with instructions/info about the class blogs, one with the URLs of all the blogs. If you're not able to access your section's blog (e.g. if you enrolled in 101 after we added student names to the blog), please let your instructor know, so that we can fix the problem.

1. For each chapter, there will be a list of roughly 4-6 short articles or links on topics of German culture (exception: for chapter 1, there's just one longer text). In addition, you will see the list of "Brennpunkt Kultur" boxes included in the chapter. Spend about 40 minutes reading the articles and the Brennpunkt Kultur boxes. (Note: the Brennpunkt Kultur info will be tested on the chapter tests. The articles will not.)

2. Now spend about 20 minutes writing a blog post (in English, but include as much German as you like!) with your reactions to what you read, and maybe some favorite quotes. It's great if you can include images, or links to other relevant articles, videos, or websites (some, or even most, of your post can be about these related materials, if they're relevant).

3. There is no particular length requirement, but your post should give your instructor the impression that you spent the suggested length of time reading the articles and writing your post. Remember to include your name as a label, as well as the appropriate "Kultur" label, i.e." Kultur1" for the Kapitel 1 assignment," Kultur2" for the Kapitel 2 assignment, etc.


Kapitel 1




Kapitel 2


Kapitel 3


Kapitel 4


Kapitel 5



Kapitel 6