GAPP - German American Partnership Program by fuv20424


									                  GAPP - German American Partnership Program

In order to receive credit for the Deutschlandreise, you must answer the following questions. Put your answers in a scrapbook
along with your pictures or you can cut them out of catalogs, advertisements, newspapers, magazines, etc. If all else fails, resort to
your artistic talents and sketch. You will find that there are many places where you can combine several questions and answer
them in essay form. Feel free to do so, but indicate by numbers which questions you have combined. You may not copy answers
from another member of this or any previous exchange group. Your scrapbook is due no later than the third Monday of July.

1.       Write down briefly in diary form what we did each day and write in more detail about one thing you
         found especially interesting.
2.       Go to the Verkehrsamt or the tourist information in Homberg and ask for brochures and possibly a
         map of Homberg and the surrounding areas.
3.       How many inhabitants does Homberg have?
4.       Are the houses relatively old or new? (Include pictures)
5.       What entertainment is there for teenagers? How does that compare to St. Paul?
6.       What kind of public Transportation does Homberg have?
7.       How much does a ticket to Kassel cost? How long does the ride take? Include tickets if you can.
8.       What means of public transportation does Kassel have?
9.       What do you think of the public transportation system in Germany? Give reasons.
10.      Of what denominations are the churches in Homberg? Which denomination seems to be the most
         common one? Are services well-attended? Why?
11.      Compare the number of churches in Homberg with that in St. Paul.
12.      Does Homberg have Partnerstädte (sister cities)? If so, name them and the countries they are in.
13.      What materials are most houses built of in Homberg? Compare that to St. Paul.
14.      Draw or take a picture of a main entrance of an apartment house. Do German apartment houses
         differ from those in your area?
15.      Describe the front yard and the back yard of a one-family house. Include a picture.
16.      Describe windows, interior doors, to porches or balconies, and mailboxes. Do windows have
         shutters? (cut out pictures from ads or catalogs)
17.      What kind of furniture seems to be popular? What appliances are used? (Attach pictures)
18.      Make a plan of your host family’s home.
19.      Does your host family have a basement? If so, what is it used for?
20.      What is a Fußgängerzone? What do you think of it?
21.      What are Schrebergärten? Where can they be found? What purpose do they serve? Does your host
         family have one?
22.      Has your family always lived in the Homberg area? If not, where are they from?
23.      Look at the map of Germany: fill in and write down where the relatives of your host family live.
24.      How do the members of your exchange family like to spend their leisure time?
25.      How do they spend their vacations?
26.      How many days of vacation do the working members of your host family have? How does that
         compare to your own family?
27.      Which legal holidays are there in the state of Hessen?
28.      Which German foods do you like very much and which ones do you like the least?
29.      Describe a typical meal in your German family for a:
         a.       weekday
         b.       Sunday
         What does your family drink with the meals? Do they drink with every meal?
30.      What foods or meals - if any - seem to be very different from American foods or meals?
31.      Discuss German and American table manners with your host family and describe the differences.
32.   Write down the recipe for one of your favorite German dishes. Discuss differences in measurement.
33.   Restaurants of how many different nationalities can you find in Homberg? (use a phone book)
34.   Considering the current exchange rate, are German restaurants expensive? Give examples.
35.   Find out how a German waiter gets a tip for his service and how much it is.
36.   How far is it from your house in Homberg (or wherever) to the nearest:
      a.      baker
      b.      butcher
      c.      supermarket
      d.      public phone
      e.      public mailbox
      f.      bus or train stop
37.   What other stores are there within 10 minutes’ walk in each direction from your home?
38.   What are the store hours in three stores in your neighborhood and in one of the department stores in
      downtown Kassel?
39.   Do Germans bag groceries in paper bags?
40.   What are your shoe size and clothing sizes in Germany?
41.   Was there a regular Schlußverkauf while you were in Germany?
42.   What is the name of your German school?
43.   How do you get to school from your German home?
44.   What are the school buildings like? (include pictures)
45.   How many students are in that school?
46.   In which grade is your exchange student?
47.   What does the classroom look like? How does the furniture differ from an American classroom?
48.   Copy your exchange student’s weekly schedule.
49.   How many different subjects does he/she have?
50.   Does he/she have the same amount of hours per week for each subject?
51.   How many different teachers does he/she have?
52.   For which subjects does he/she have to change classes?
53.   How many classes does he/she have per day? (maximum & minimum)
54.   How many breaks are there in the school day and how long are they?
55.   How long are the class periods?
56.   American students have lockers. How do German students store their books? (pictures)
57.   Where do students congregate at school? (pictures)
58.   Describe a PE class. How many hours of PE do German students have to take in order to graduate?
      How many hours do American students need?
59.   Look at a Klassenbuch and copy the entries for one day.
60.   Do the students eat their lunches at school?
61.   Do they eat anything (else) at school? What? When?
62.   Is there a dress code?
63.   Are the students allowed to smoke?
64.   Are the students allowed to leave campus?
65.   How does student behavior compare to the students in our school?
66.   Are the teachers more or less strict?
67.   What means of discipline do teachers have?
68.   When do German students have to repeat a grade?
69.   What is a Schultüte? Who has one and how often is it used? (picture)
70.   Find out how many vacations and holidays your exchange student has this school year.
71.   Make two lists, one of the advantages of the German school system and one of its disadvantages.
72.   Which songs and groups are currently on the hit parade? Name the Top 10 of one week. How many
       of those are German? Which other languages are represented? Do you like any of the top songs? If
       so, which ones?
73.    What kinds of sports are especially popular in Germany?
74.    How many hours of sports broadcasts are on TV (ARD & ZDF)?
75.    Is anyone in your exchange family a member of a sports club?
76.    Name this year’s best soccer team and your reaction to WM fever, who was WM.
77.    How many channels does German TV have? Distinguish between regular and cable TV.
78.    How many hours of programming are there per day on regular TV on:
       a.      weekdays
       b.      weekends?
79.    The three major American TV networks have news at 6 & 10 p.m. How does this compare to
       German TV?
80.    How are commercials incorporated in the program?
81.    Program magazines feature TV programs as well as radio programs. Look at a day’s program for the
       regional Rundfunkstation.
82.    Why is it necessary to print a radio program in Germany, but not in the US?
83.    Write down the names of five German magazines and of five daily newspapers.
84.    Copy five current headlines in a national and five in international newspaper and translate them.
85.    Look at the ad section of a daily newspaper for a Saturday and write down what sections it has.
       Where are the comics?
86.    Look at the official birth notices. Write down some first names currently popular in Germany. Clip
       out some private birth announcements (at least three) and put them in your scrapbook.
87.    Clip out three wedding and three death announcements.
88.    Look at a German cemetery and compare it to an American cemetery. (picture)
89.    How often do relatives visit the graves of loved ones? How does that compare to the US?
90.    What brands of cars are popular in Germany?
91.    Do many Germans drive American cars, Japanese cares?
92.    What is the speed limit in towns, on highways? Do Autobahns never have a speed limit? (pictures)
93.    How much does gas cost for regular, super, leadfree, superleadfree, diesel? How does that compare
       to the US?
94.    Name some brands of gas. (pictures)
95.    Where does a German car have the license plate? (picture)
96.    Look at the license plate at the back of a car and explain it:
       a.      What purpose do the two little round stickers serve?
       b.      How can you tell what city the car is from?
       c.      Identify five towns and cities by their license plates.
97.    What do you think of German drivers?
98.    Did you see ads for American products? If so, which ones? (pictures)
99.    What types of products seem to be advertised most often?
100.   What is a Litfaßsäule? (picture)
101.   Trace on the map where you went in Germany and what routes you took.

To top