When delving into the history of a time or place, certain influential figures are unavoidable. That’s why we’re excited to launch our latest series of lesson plans focused on Monarchs Who Shaped History. Our first delves into the life and times of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
Ludwig II, King of the southern German Kingdom of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886, was Germany’s most famous king. While his eccentric habits made him a poor politician and leader, his penchant for building castles has resulted in some of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. His life and creations provide ample material for German students to use the German language to explore AP German Language and Culture themes in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication.
The following high school virtual tourism lesson plans for the study of Germany’s King Ludwig are planned for learning and thinking around the six course themes making up the AP German Language & Culture exam. These themes are broad enough to apply equally well for students who are not in an AP German class.
The AP German Language & Culture course is structured around 6 themes:
- Beauty and Aesthetics
- Contemporary Life
- Families and Communities
- Global Challenges
- Personal and Public Identities
- Science and Technology
While visiting Bavaria in person is a life-changing experience, we hope exposing your students to German History in this vivid fashion will inspire them to travel to Germany to see history come alive!
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King Ludwig II
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The Life and Times of King Ludwig II of Bavaria