Prairie Public completes Teachers Guide for award-winning
Germans from Russia documentary
October 25, 1999
Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc., and the North Dakota State
University Libraries, Fargo, are pleased to announce the completion
of the Teachers Guide to the award-winning documentary, "The
Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie."
The Teachers Guide can be seen at Prairie Public's website: http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/GFR/teachers.htm
Author of the Teachers Guide is Ron Vossler, University of North
Dakota, Grand Forks, scriptwriter for the Germans from Russia documentary.
The Teachers Guide Advisory Group includes Jack Berkey, Discovery
School, Fargo; Bob Dambach, Prairie Public Television; Michael M.
Miller, NDSU Libraries; and Paul Whitney, Central Cass School, Casselton,
There are four sections within the Teachers Guide: "Origins of
the Germans from Russia," "Paradise on the Steppe," "Bound for the
New World and Those Left Behind," and "In America." Teachers and
students will find classroom and invidual research/writing projects
as well as website activities for each section.
More than 300 "Germans from Russia" documentary videotapes and
the Teachers Guides were recently sent to all North Dakota public
and private schools compliments of Prairie Public Broadcasting,
Inc., and North Dakota State University Libraries. North Dakota
history is covered at the 7th grade level in schools.
The complimentary videotapes and Teachers Guides were made possible
because of fund-raising efforts of Prairie Public Broadcasting,
Inc., and the NDSU Libraries for the Germans from Russia documentary.
For further information or to secure the videotape, contact Prairie
Public (Tel: 1-800-359-6900) or Michael M. Miller, NDSU Libraries,
Fargo (Tel: 701-231-8416; E-mail: Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu).