German (-American)

A “Sweet” German Topic

By Eric Richards Instructional Consulting, LLC / April 24, 2024 /

I have recently put out some posts on my X (Twitter) handle – @e_r_richards – about contributions that German-Americans have made to the candy industry in America. Below you will find a more cohesive list of Germans, German-speaking immigrants, and German-Americans, who have added to the fabric of America and “sweetened” American life. These individuals…

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Freedom at Niagara

By Eric Richards Instructional Consulting, LLC / September 9, 2023 /

I recently had the honor of reviewing Lynne Breen’s latest book – Freedom at Niagara – before it was published. It is truly a fascinating book and you’ll undoubtedly walk away from this book having learned something new. Here is the review: “Lynne Breen delivers an important work that details the often overlooked role that…

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What is Texas German?

By Eric Richards Instructional Consulting, LLC / June 8, 2023 /

What is Texas German? Any guesses? Is it simply Germans, who live in Texas? Or is people who speak German with a bit of a Texas accent? No! There is more to it than that. Texas German is more than just a language. It is own culture and enjoys a rich history. The Texas German…

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americans in dresden

Americans in Dresden: Top 10 Highlights

By Eric Richards Instructional Consulting, LLC / April 25, 2022 /

I was doing research for something I was working on when I came across some intriguing articles about how Dresden, Germany was, at one time, both a home to a sizable American expat community and a European destination for American travelers. I was unaware of this, and it piqued my curiosity. So, I deviated from…

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Yesteryears with Eric Carle and the German connection

By Eric Richards Instructional Consulting, LLC / December 29, 2021 /

I read constantly across all genres and topics, both fiction and non-fiction. In short, I enjoy reading. I enjoy discovering something new, and I especially enjoy learning about new places and people. With this in mind, I thought I would share a note with you about an article I read in German Life. (See note…

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