This lesson plan provides you with everything you need for students to use higher-order thinking skills to write and create in the target language. Everything is included: teacher instructions, student instructions, hand outs, grading rubric, suggested time line, and a newspaper template. This is an
Lesson designed to help German students develop dictionary skills. Students will look up words in both English and German, discussing things they should be aware of to make sure they find the correct word.
- Three in class activities with teacher notes
- Homework assignment for continued
Lessons and activities to introduce students to the German alphabet.
- Unit overview
- An alphabet Power Point with letters of the alphabet, sample words for each letter, and a basic pronunciation guide
- Note worksheet for the Power Point
- Ten "Eye Charts" to practice the alphabet
All done for you -- lesson plan (including TL differentiated learning outcomes), worksheet, extension sheet, full presentation to display activities and instructions one-by-one to your students, and in a choice of formats: The slick, web-based "prezi" format or as a pdf. Brief teacher's notes at the
An Embedded Reading for German students. Includes three versions of the story (each increasing in difficulty and detail), four exercises, and notes for teachers.
Great for German 1 students or for German 2 students as part of a beginning of the year review.
Take your class to the Red Carpet!! This powerpoint is designed to accompany the lesson plan "German Lesson Plan: Verb 'Gefallen' and dative pronouns". Communicative and interactive approach to practicing the German verb "gefallen", dative pronouns, and clothing vocabulary. Join fashion critics Coj
"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater." Roman Polanski (Polish-French film director ~ 1933)
Film-Fragen for ten German or German-related popular movies.
The films included are:
1. Joe and Max (Till Schweiger)
2. Im Juli
3. Schulz & Schulz
4. Die Verlorene Ehre der
This product contains the translation of a gripping excerpt from the novel "North Sea Pirate" by Robert Harrell and complete lesson plans to explore it in Spanish classes using literature circles. An editable file in English is also included so that teachers can adapt it to other languages of instruc
"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Berthold Auerbach (German poet and author ~ 1812 - 1882)
These film questions go with the 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
Each Feature * Film sheet has twenty follow-along questions in English that go with t
Fun Easter presentation for Level 2-4. It's Easter time and the Easter Bunny has a problem! He didn't keep fit and now can't hide the eggs or candy.
Students will enjoy the graphics in the presentation and have fun writing about all the unhealthy things the Easter Bunny ate, as well as give give
Take your class to the red carpet! Communicative and interactive approach to practicing the verb Gefallen and the dative pronouns, along with clothing vocabulary. Join fashion critics Cojo and Joan as you share your own opinions about popular celebrities' red carpet attire. Note: this lesson plan
"Everything I learned, I learned from the movies." Audrey Hepburn (British actress ~ 1929 - 1993)
Film-Fragen for ten German or German-related popular movies.
The films included are:
2. The Sound of Music (Julie Andrews)
3. Night Crossing
4. Nordwand (North Face)
5. Heidi (S
“You can't help respecting anyone who can spell 'Tuesday', even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling 'Tuesday' simply doesn't count." (Winnie-the-Pooh created by A. A. Milne ~ English author ~ 1882 - 1956)
This activity introduces beginning stud
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin (American Founding Father ~ 1706 - 1790)
Disappointed in those video sheets that come with the book ?
Wish you had something more useful ?
I did, so I created my own.
There is a Video-Fragen sheet for
This lesson is designed to help German students be able to convert between degrees Celsius and Fahrenheit.
- Activity to help with conversion
- Activity to help with visualizing the two temperature scales
- Practice activity that ties in seasons and weather
- Pop quiz
Answer key include
"Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders." Erasmus (Dutch humanist and theologian ~ 1466 - 1536)
We've all heard the term Wunderkind.
But what do you do when it's your own child who can outsmart you at every turn ?
This film takes a look a
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist ~ 1881 - 1973)
Based on true events from World War II, this film relates the story of a group of art historians, architects, curators, and other art experts who were task
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand mountaineer ~ first to climb Mount Everest in the Himalayas ~ 1919 - 2008)
Based on a true event from 1936, this film tells the story of two young German mountain climbers, Toni and Andi, attempting to climb the Nor
"I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this, too. But I'm not certain of whether it's true." Gustav Klimt (Austrian artist ~ 1862 - 1918)
Years after World War II had ended, Maria Altmann, who had fled as a young Austrian Jewish woman to America
"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen (Danish author ~ 1805 - 1875)
These Film-Fragen go with the film 'Amadeus' starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce.
This is the PG version suitable for school available at various online stores ~
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation." Mark Twain (American humorist ~ 1835 - 1910)
Need something for your AP German students to do once the exam is over ?
Have a day full of interruptions due to pictures, pre-coding, testing, etc. ?
The song "Eisberg" by Andreas Bourani is a great addition to any units including dative pronouns, 2-way prepositions, or the AP German theme of "Personal and public identities." It is also a good way to review some accusative and dative prepositions.
Included in this purchase are:
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." William Shakespeare (English playwright ~ 1564 - 1616)
Queen Victoria. She gave her name to an era.
Did you know that Queen Victoria's mother was German ?
That Victoria spoke only German until she was three years old ?
That she and her husband, Pr
“I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire.” Jimmy Connors (American pro tennis player ~ 1952)
Have you ever eaten a madeleine ?
Have you ever stayed in a ritzy hotel ?
Have your lessons ever
In this file you will receive the following editable files:
Lesson Plan (Word)
Vocabulary Sheet (Word)
Find Someone Who ... Sheet (Word)
This lesson is part of a 2 lesson bundle called 'German Breakfast Bundle'. Please see my store for details
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This Smartboard presentation can be used around the holidays to show students how many Christmas traditions stem from Germany. These include: the Christmas tree, tinsel, the nativity, the advent wreath, and much much more. Check out this informative and interesting Smartboard to share with your class
"I don't regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way." Ian Fleming (British naval intelligence officer, author of spy novels & creator of James Bond ~ 1908 - 1964)
Once Germany became a divided country after World War II, the Co
"Die Loreley" Mini-Unit
This unit reinforces students' reading skills in the target language, and exposes students to German culture. Students read a short biography about Heinrich Heine in German, read and discuss "Die Loreley," and listen to Franz Liszt.
Students will read, write
Relates to my writing activity on Wohnen/living and furniture.
It s a role play in which students take on the seller - buyer role at Ikea or another furniture retailer depending on the cards created by the instructor.
can be used in variation or other languages than German.
This document gives you
Teaching reading in a foreign language is very much like solving a mystery. Through intelligent guessing, students can read a 75 word paragraph in the language on the first day of school! By day three, they can write a 75 word paragraph about themselves as well!
Finally - a brief, easy, high interest reading for students learning the Present Perfect Tense (or Conversational Past Tense) in German! This witty dialogue in German depicts a couple who are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary and reflecting upon their lives together. During the playful int
"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies." Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist ~ 1803 - 1882)
Film-Fragen for ten German or German-related popular movies or documentaries on prominent people who have impacted our world.
Queen Victoria ~ She gave her name to an era.
No, she's not German
"I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening." Larry King (American talk show host ~ 1933)
Unhappy with those video sheets that come with the book ?
Longing for something better ?
So was I.
"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers." Doug Larson (American journalist ~ 1926)
Looking for a way to get students excited those first few days of school ?
I use Dr. Elliot Engel's DVD entitled 'A Light History of the Englis
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." St. Augustine (Christian theologian and philosopher ~ 354 - 430 A.D.)
Looking for a way to touch upon Austria and Switzerland ?
The travel documentaries from Rick Steves offer excellent glimpses into these
"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." The Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhist monk ~ 1935)
Want to get your students as excited about traveling in the German-speaking world as you are ?
The travel documentaries from Rick Steves offer excellent glimpses into life in these countries.
Teaching the Accusative: Lesson with Manipulatives to Help All Learners
Lesson Overview: This hands-on lesson is designed to help students understand how to use the accusative form in German. Teachers can ask students to arrange flash cards into sentences in small groups, in pairs,
This assignment is designed as a research project that encourages students to research authentic websites for information and uses web 2.0 resources to complete the presentation portion of their project.
I have the students complete the assignment as a Google Document, but it could also be done as
This is a short play project for German 2 students. The play is 1 page long and after reading is performed by students. The performances take about 1-2 minutes each and students have really enjoyed performing this variation of Hänsel und Gretel.
This Play is made to fit with Deutsch Aktuell Level
"One chance is all you need." Jesse Owens (American Track and Field Olympic Gold Medalist ~ 1913 - 1980)
This is the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, a black American athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and came away with four gold medals, destroying The Third
WAS TUT WEH.
This German unit teaches students the phrases dealing with how to talk about body parts that hurt. WAS TUT WEH. This includes 10 poster pages for the classroom, vocabulary speech bubbles to match in German and English, as well as a range of suggested activities to complete with the clas
Teenagers are more connected that ever and yet they seldom have any understanding of major world events. This handout is targeted toward broadening student's global horizons in a format that is not overwhelming for them. Instead of picking single articles for students to read I have them research w
"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." Franz Schubert (Austrian composer ~ 1797 - 1828)
Based on a true event from World War II, this film relates the story of a group of German Aryan women married to Jewish men who are rounded up
"Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want." Ryan Gosling (Canadian actor ~ 1980)
After the end of World War II in 1945 and the division of Germany into four occupation zones by the victorious Allies, the Soviets de
Looking for an engaging way to get kids to use Infinitive constructions like zu + infinitive, um..zu, anstatt..zu and ohne..zu?
Want to peak student interest about foreign study and expose them exchange programs offered through universities? This project is grammatical, fun and educational!
"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." Frank Zappa ~ American musician (1940 - 1993)
This film takes place a year after the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990. The 'Fall of the Berlin Wall' had taken place just a year earlier and this film reveals some intangible th
"The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones." Wendell Willkie (American lawyer ~ 1892 - 1944)
Should you say 'Gesundheit' when someone sneezes ?
Is it polite to drink out of your soup bowl ?
What about that cryptic 'u.A.w.g.' ?
There are guidelines for good
"Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress." Ludwig Bemelmans (Austrian-American author of the Madeline books ~ 1898 - 1962)
Once your students have learned a variety of food words, they'll be excited to create their own colorful menu for their own restaurant