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Digital Stories from German 303: ‘German Immigration into the US’



In the Fall of 2009, Susanna Sutton, lecturer of German with the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department (MLLI) taught an Advanced German 303 topics course, "German Immigration into the US".

During the semester students worked on their own digital stories (in German) in which they recounted an experience they had had while having worked, studied, or vacationed abroad. Students then teamed up with first-generation German immigrant women from the larger Baltimore area.  Students and immigrants collaborated to produce the immigrants' personal digital stories during a two day workshop. At the end of the semester, after the students had finished the immigrants' stories, everyone came back for a 'story festival' to view the finished products.

Immigrant and Student Projects:

Regina Brady und Nick Pinkin Das schoenste Geschenk
Edeltraud Wolff und Lisa Runion     Es war einmal…
Rita Feher und Robert Mauler Lehrling in der Schneewolke
Brigitte May und Tereza Kaplanova    Ein neues Leben in Amerika
Sylvia McDowell und John Hager Am Wasser
Thea Lindauer  und Ana Ruta    Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Haidi Zech und Samantha Musgrave  Haidi's Story


Student Projects:

Nick Pinkin Tereza Kaplanova
Robert Mauler Kalena Alam
John Hager Samantha Musgrave