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The Five Aces - Starting Shot

A Sports/Crime Adventure


In only a few days' time the international school will play host to almost 1,000 participants from a total of ten different schools for the mini-Olympics! And it goes without saying that the five friends are training more intensively than ever before. But even on the first day strange things ...
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Katharina von der Gathen

Tell Me the Facts of Life

101 real-life children's questions about an exciting topic

Everything children really want to know about sex-and aren't afraid to ask

How much sex education do primary school children need? As much as they ask for, say the experts. And what exactly is it that children want to know? When teaching primary school classes about the human ...

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Soundtrack - How I left yesterday's world

You only really understand what freedom means when you don't have it. When you have the courage to fight for it. Olaf Hintze, born in 1964 in the East German city of Erfurt, has experienced both worlds: during his youth in the German Democratic Republic he was very aware of his ...


Journey to the Stars

Scientists explore distant worlds

Where do we come from - where are we going ? A fascinating voyage of discovery into the infinity of the universe

The stars are so incredibly far away , and yet appear so close to us at night. We are all captivated by their glittering beauty. But stars are not just twinkling lights ...


Over There

When your parents were young and Germany was divided in two

Kalter Hund cakes and prefab buildings over here, gum and townhouses over there


Max and Maya are cousins. They like each other. They enjoy playing cowboys and Indians, and eating vanilla ice cream. They could do so many things together, but the border between East and ...


Katharina von der Gathen

Tell me some more facts of life

More real-life questions from children on a fascinating topic

Do animals go through puberty, too?

You might think that Explain It to Me had already covered everything on this subject,but some things were missing: the elementary school children with whom Katharina von der Gathen works keep throwing new question slips into the ...


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The Love Lives of Animals

When animals fall in love

"How do animals do it?" Children are always especially eager to learn about this whenever Katharina von der Gathen talks to them about sex education. And so she began to look into it, and discovered a treasure trove of information about seductive ...

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All So Delicious!

Chomp, munch, gulp, slurp! Yum-Yum!

When do we eat, where and why, what - and whom?! Which yucky foods do we hate? How do our surroundings affect what we eat, and why is it that kids the world over love sweets? Where do table manners come from and why do they vary so much ...

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The Encyclopaedia of Nuisances

Children are subjected to endless inconveniences. From morning till night they have to do all sorts of (often quite pointless) things grown-ups demand of them. Then, on the other hand, there's all the (usually really fun) things they want to do but aren't allowed to. It's all ...


We Are Family!

All about dad's ex-wife's brother's new girlfriend's child and other relatives

The so-called picturebook family consisting of mum, dad and children - it still exists of course, but we all know that there are many other forms of family life. And nowadays, these different types are just as normal: single parent families, patchwork families, same-sex parenting, ...

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