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Grade German
Here is a short introduction of some
events in German history.
The German Flag
Symbol Of Germany
Germany Today
The Start of World War I
• World war I started in
the Balkans.
• On June 28, 1914,
archduke Franz
Ferdinand of AustriaHungary and his wife
were murdered in
Sarajevo, BosniaHerzegovina.
America Enters the War
• At the start of World
War I, President Wilson
had declared the
neutrality of the United
• The sinking of the
Lusitania and other
German actions against
civilians drew American
sympathies to the
Celebration Time
• Cheering the end of
world war I, on Nov.
11, 1918.
• The long, horrible
war had taken the
lives of nearly 10
million soldiers.
Germany After WWI
Start of World War II
• World War II began
on Sept. 1, 1939,
when Germany
invaded Poland.
World War II
• Germany's dictator,
Adolf Hitler, had built
Germany into a
powerful war machine.
Axis Powers
• Germany, Italy, and
Japan formed an
alliance known as
the Axis. Six other
nations eventually
joined the Axis.
General Eisenhower Speaks
• Talking to his men,
general Dwight D.
commander of the
Normandy invasion,
wished paratroopers
luck before they
dropped behind
German lines in
France on d-day.
D-day Invasion
• D-day—June 6,
• It was the largest
sea borne invasion
in history.
The Air War
• During world war II
the B-24 bombers
were used to strike
factories, railroads,
and other industrial
Some Casualties of World War II
Germany At The End Of WWII
Unification of East Germany and
West Germany
• Oct. 3, 1990, millions
of Germans
throughout the
country, including
these people at
Berlin's Brandenburg
Germany Today
• Germany has a
beautiful landscape.
• It is rich in history.
October Fest
• Like most countries
Germany likes to
party and celebrate.
Language and Culture
• To learn a new language, you need to learn
the culture of the language you are
• We will study both language and culture of
• Culture includes, history, music, art, and
day to day life.