Extra Credit Opportunity:
Find and read articles online in German news sources (article must be in German), then write a well organized reflection paper including a summary paragraph in English (NOT a translation) of the article, your impression/opinion, and what you learned about German language or culture. Please type and double space your summary. You will also need to turn in a copy of the article you read, so be sure to print it out. Depending on the length of the article and the sophistication of your summary and reflection, you can earn up to 10 extra credit points. You may do up to three articles per semester.

Here are some online sources you could use:
FOCUS Online Nachrichten
Deutsche Welle Online
Berliner Zeitung
Die Welt Online
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Berliner Morgenpost

Also, wir wollen auch tolle Rezepte finden! Such dir Rezepte selber aus (Suchbegriff: Weihnachtsrezepte, Deutscherezepte, usw.) oder folge diese Links:
Links zur Weihnachtsrezeptsuche:
About.com German/English Recipes
German Traditional Holiday Meal
Deutschlands Betty Crocker--Dr. Oetker
Weihnachtspl├Ątzchen (auf Englisch und Deutsch)
Mehr Weihnachtsrezepte
Hausfrauenseite.de Rezepte

Zungenbrecher - German Tongue Twisters (with audio files so you can hear them!)
German Tongue Twisters from About.com (with audio files so you can hear them!)