academic work at a higher level. Also there is the Gesamtschule, which is a combination of all three and targets most different types of futures. German Subject Names Mathematik/Mathe - Maths Biologie - Biology Chemie - Chemistry Physik - Physics Naturwissenschaft - Science Erdkunde/Geographie - Geography Geschichte - History Sozialkunde - Social Studies Religion - Religion Sprache - Language Kunst - Art Englisch - English Schultüte On the first day of a german school, kids take a schultüte to school. A schultüte is a big cone made of cardboard, and filled with german candy like gummi bears, small toys like LEGO, playing cards, school supplies like fun erasers, cute rulers, coloured pencils, and they can also have CD’s and hair ties or hair bands. Schultüte excites kids for their first day of school, instead of the dread of the first day.