No need to bargain with learners to investigate the life and works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! Young philosophers view a short video that introduces them to his fascinating life and works.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as an introduction to Goethe, to his dramatic poem Faust, or as part of a study of German history and/or philosophers
Classroom Considerations

  • The full text of the analysis can be found on the website with a free trial or paid subscription
  • To avoid the comment section, show the video in full-screen mode

  • The many brief references to aspects of Goethe's life and works are sure to pique the curiosity of viewers and stir their interest in researching in greater depth

  • None
Common Core