Oscar’s Guide to Germany By: Bailey Wiege, Paige Storlie, and Ally Smaby
Oscar’s Comment: “This is me as a puppy! Wasn’t I so cute?”
Hi! My name is Oscar. I live with the Meyers. They have two kids named Abigail and Derek, and their parents names are Dan and Anna.
I forgot to mention that Iâ€™m a secret agent for the Puppy Protection Program or P.P.P. I need to learn all I can about Germany, for my next secret mission is going to Germany to save a little beagle puppy from Evil Cat Man.
Puppy Protection Program Here I am at the Underground doghouse. Trying to learn some more about Germany.
Date-Started January 30, 1933
Facts- Jews were killed during the war. Put in concentration camps. Were killed with guns, gas chambers, or starved to death. Six million Jews were murdered. Took place in Germany, but Germany also invaded Poland. The Nazi anti-Jews invaded to Soviet Union. Dachau is a museum about the Holocaust, which also has a guided tour.
Date-Ended- December 28, 1945
Geez, thatâ€™s cruel. I never thought people did that to each other.
Search- Berlin Wall
Date- Constructed-August 13, 1961
Facts- The wall was built, and separated the city in to parts for more than 28 years. People who tried to cross the wall were shot and killed. It was the border between the East and the West of Berlin. Walter Ulbricht, leader signed commands to close the border. Next Sunday at midnight the army and police began to bolt the city.
Date-Torn Down-November 9, 1989
Wow! Sounds harsh. I wouldnâ€™t want to be separated from the Meyers by a HUGE wall.
Search- Brandenburg Gate
Facts- Built for Fredrick William the second. The Court Superintendent Buildings and the main architectural design of this landmark havenâ€™t changed since it was first constructed in 1791. It is also Berlinâ€™s most popular landmark.
Date- Still Existing
Wow! I wonder if after the mission I would be able to see that landmark.
Search- Pergamon Museum
Date- Constructed- 1910-1930
Facts- Located on Berlinâ€™s island. You enter the island by bridge. The museum includes folk art, East Asian art, Islamic art, and Near-east Antique collection.
Date- Still Existing
Awesome! I wonder how many artists have art in that museum. Ok, letâ€™s move onto the topic of German food.
Facts-In Germany there are about 1,500 different types of sausage. 67 pounds of sausage are eaten a year by one person. Also sausage is one of Germans most eaten meats.
Oops. I think I am drooling on the keyboard. Letâ€™s get through this topic before I get to hungry.
Search- German Party Foods
Facts1. Stollen Bites: This is sweet pastry- styled bread with candied fruit inside the dough. 2. Sauerkraut Meatballs: Classic meatballs, which combine meat and sauerkraut. 3. Miniature Bratwurst: Cocktail hot dogs, and they are mostly mini brats. 4. Black Forest Mini Cupcakes: These mini cupcakes are mostly mini chocolate cherry cakes. Black Forest Mini Cupcakes Stollen Bites
Oh, that sounds good!
Search- Foods Germans Eat
Facts• They eat rabbits and frog legs. • Germans eat a lot of sausage. • They also eat a lot of potatoes, noodles, dumplings, sauces, and pastries. • Their main meats are beef and chicken.
Yum! After this mission I am going to have to eat!
Search- Other Food Facts
Facts• When they have breakfast they eat: rolls, jams, coffee, cheese, meat, honey, and milk. • They want fresh food to cook ethnic foods. • What they eat for lunch is what they might not have for dinner. • They do not reuse foods. (No leftovers)
Oh, gosh. I am glad we are off that topic, and on to things about Germanâ€™s daily life.
Facts- People celebrate by drinking and eating at Oktoberfest. 200,000 pairs of pork sausage and 480,000 spit-roasted chickens are consumed by 6 million people in a 2 week span. As you know Americans also celebrate Oktoberfest.
No wonder everyone goes to Oktoberfest. They sound like a lot of fun. Too bad dogs canâ€™t go. ď Œ SearchWork
Facts- Factories usually open around 7am and most stores, offices, and schools open by 8am. 40 hours of work a week is common. Traditionally, the role of German women was confined to church, kitchen, and children in the old days.
People work more than I thought they had too.
Facts• Chewing gum in public is inappropriate. • Germans don’t even have a word for dating they call it an appointment. • Pointing the index finger at one’s own head is an insult indicating the other person is crazy. • Talking with one’s hands in pockets is disrespectful.
People here are strict. I’m glad I live with a nice family.
Facts• Everyone attends school together till 5th grade. When they are separated by the results. • Young children often share rooms. • Most schools get out around 12 or 1 pm. • All German children begin attending school at age 6.
Well, time to save the beagle for Evil Cat Man. Here we go! Hand over the Beagle!
Only if you can answer these questions on Germany.
What is the Holocaust?
When the Jewish were killed by the Naziâ€™s.
Correct! One more question then. What is the main meat in Germany?
Sausage! Now hand over the puppy!
You are welcome. Itâ€™s all part of the job.