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The Teaching Hub provides a central location for educational materials — assignments, syllabi, course frameworks — developed by your German Studies colleagues.  Like any network, the Teaching Hub provides you with an opportunity to connect, share, and discover the pedagogical innovations of your peers, as well as contribute your own. How much better — and enjoyable — could our teaching be if we shared materials in response to the challenges of 21st-century education?  Let’s find out!

At the heart of the Teaching Hub is the philosophy that Teaching Matters. By that, we mean not only the information that our courses convey, but also the ways in which we communicate that knowledge to our students and help them to understand it.  We believe in democratizing education; decolonizing our fields; recognizing implicit bias; diversifying course content; valuing digital tools and resources; and fostering genuine learning in both online and brick-and-mortar classrooms. 

We also believe in acknowledging credit.  If you find something here that you use —or adapt to use — in your own teaching, be sure to credit the author (or inspiration) behind that resource for the hard work and valuable time they put into creating it.  Unless otherwise indicated, the teaching resources at this site are covered under a  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en), which allows for non-commercial sharing with attribution.

Browse the Teaching Hub below or search by keyword, assignment type, or descriptive tag on our Advanced Search page. The hub includes syllabi, assignments, projects, activities, lesson plans, frameworks – and is constantly growing.

Have an assignment, activity, or syllabus that you are willing to share? Help us make this hub even better by submitting your materials.

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