Tuesday’s World News #3 – Germany

Tuesday's World Events - November 7, 2017


1. For GERMANY, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources.”

2. a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What did people in Germany do to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses?
c) What were the two central beliefs of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses?
d) What do you think of these ideas?

CHALLENGE: Read Martin Luther’s 95 Theses at gutenberg.org.