Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

The Lost honor of Katharina Blum

109 minutes

DVD in German with optional English subtitles.

German Lesson Plan

Introduction: Immerse your students in the gripping narrative of "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" with our comprehensive German lesson plan. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta and Volker Schlöndorff, this film explores themes of media influence, privacy, and societal judgment, making it an excellent resource for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) exposes the hidden terror of the yellow press. Katharina Blum is a shy woman who has a spontaneous one-night stand with an enigmatic young man she met at a party. The next morning, the police raid her apartment, and the interrogations and problems begin. The film masterfully illustrates how media sensationalism can devastate an individual's life.

Additional Details: Released in 1975, "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" stars Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, and Jürgen Prochnow. The film is based on the novel by Heinrich Böll and received critical acclaim for its powerful commentary on media ethics and individual rights. The DVD includes German audio with English subtitles, making it accessible for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • September 9: Heinrich Böll’s birthday, discussing the author’s contributions to literature
  • May 3: World Press Freedom Day, exploring themes of media ethics and influence
  • November 10: Anniversary of the film's release, reflecting on its impact and themes
  • March 8: International Women’s Day, discussing the portrayal of women in media

Conclusion: Using "Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing deep insights into themes of media influence and societal judgment. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

Learn more about Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum

Download Sample German Lesson Plan

More Information

Director: Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Jürgen Prochnow

Audio: DVD in German with optional English subtitles.

Regular price $66.51
Regular price $73.90 Sale price $66.51
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
View full details
  • "The FilmArobics German lesson plans for 'Good Bye Lenin!' have revolutionized my classroom. The film is engaging, and the structured activities make it easy for students to grasp complex concepts. I've seen remarkable improvements in their language skills and cultural understanding."

    Maria Schmidt

    High School German Teacher

  • "Integrating FilmArobics' 'Lola Rennt' lesson plan into my lessons has made a huge difference. The students are more enthusiastic and motivated to learn. The vocabulary lists and comprehension exercises are particularly helpful in reinforcing new terms and concepts."

    Johann Bauer

    Middle School German Instructor

  • "FilmArobics' lesson plan for 'Das Leben der Anderen' provides a rich, immersive experience. The film is not only educational but also culturally enriching. My students' listening and speaking skills have improved significantly since we started using these resources."

    Eva Müller

    German Language Educator

1 of 3