This 40-page autobiographical resource brings the Vietnam era alive through the eyes of overseas American military dependents.
You will gain a clear picture of the realities of daily life in Germany:
- moving through Communist territory
- living in military housing
- soldiers patrolling school hallways
- encountering rats
- target practice with M-16s
- falling off a street car
- church camping
- rationing of sugar, coffee, water, and petrol
- being the target of terrorism and bomb threats
All incidents are true.
As always, the material is presented creatively through three plays as readers theatre – which includes poems, song, and stories. Included is extensive background information. There are a lot of laughs and some sarcasm along with the seriousness of the topics.
HOW IS THIS USED? If you’re looking for interesting reading from 1970, whether for a group project in a history classroom (military or public school) or for homeschoolers, this is the resource! (Permission is given to make copies for students.)
“Brats ϋber alles!”
Grades 8-12, adults
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✎“This book perfectly brings to life the culture of the early 1970s. It’s a description of three “days” in the life of high school military dependents. Although interesting for students studying the time period – especially the background information and student interactions, I think adults who used to be Military BRATS would really enjoy this.” – Amazon customer
✎“I took the train through East Germany to get to Berlin in 1967. Your book brought back memories. It’s so interesting!” -Mary C., educator