This has tons of material, enough activities to keep your students learning year-round!
To begin, it has:
A PHOTOS SHOW about Germany that can used for individual one-to-one instruction or for the whole class , e.g. the 16 states; then
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES such as the Lowlands, Central Uplands, Southern German Hills with the Zugspitze, the Rhine, Harz Mountains);
HISTORY: German-Roman clashes, the Huns, Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse) and the Holy Roman Empire, Black Plague, Luther’s Reformation, 30 Year’s War, Austrian Empire, Prussia and Kingdom of Germany, pro-democracy efforts, WWI, WWII, post-war division, EU and re-unification etc;
GUIDED COMPOSITION: short and simple, it teaches structure, has German Literature for the topic;
COMMON CORE: Informational Text, namely ELAS.R:IT.1-10: tells how to utilizes these in teaching informational text regarding German/Germany; more specifically: support, central idea/s; introduction and development of key persons, events, ideas; word/phrase meanings including connotative, figurative or technical presentations; parts and structuring; point of view/purpose; different media/formats, assessing of argument/claims, comparison-contrast of authors, reading and comprehension ability;
GERMAN BY SIMPLE PHONICS, e.g. Hello (literally: Good day), Goo-tuhn tahk….. (28 lines of material on 1 handy page);
COGNATES, that is similar words in German and English (1 page), e.g.: Alphabet (n.), und, Angel (m.), Tier (n.), Apparat (n.), Auto (n.), Bier (n.), Bluse (f.)…. Tiger (m.), war, Wasser (n.), Wind (m.), Wein (m.), Wort (n.), Jahr (n.)
WORD SEARCHES for German Expressions (4 full pages);
GERMAN WORD CRYPTOGRAMS (4 on 2 pages);
GERMAN-ENGLISH FLASHCARDS (33 with 9 photos on each) of animals, plants, household items, the American Civil War, Cowboys and Indian, etc;
WORD SEARCHES related to the flashcard words (5);
CULTURAL PHOTOS SHOW (36) in English and German, e.g.: map, German famous people, flag etc;
GERMAN CUISINE detailed and highly interesting sections about food and drinks; short extract: APPLES. Germans use all kinds of apples for cooking. Besides whole apples they eat apple sauce and apple juice. They have their own German-grown varieties but also Granny Smiths and Golden delicious just as Americans eat…..BERRIES: Germans like blueberries, lingonberries which are similar to a small size of cranberries, juniper berries, raspberries, strawberries. There are various jams, jellies and preserves….BREADS AND GRAINS: There are over 300 types of German breads. They and other items made of grain appear in the forms of bread loaves, pretzels, dumplings etc, and they…….;
GERMAN CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS such as concern dating, purchasing foods, Christmas, etc);
GERMAN SONGS: Silent Night part in the original German, smooth English, literal English, easy English phonics; Youtube.com fast links to get to and enjoy German Christmas caroles and folksongs etc;
GERMAN WRITING SYSTEM sample; Names of the German Alphabet Letters.
“WHY A VOCABULARY AND CULTURE APPROACH” discusses why although those going on to be professors of the language need a grammatical focus, for good balance, fun and learning, there needs to also be a focus on vocabulary and culture;
“SOME GERMAN SURNAMES WITH POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE MEANINGS:” An Extract: Albrecht, Baumann, Bauer, Beck, Becker, Braun, Fischer, Frank, Friedrich, Fuchs, Gross, Günther, Hahn, Hartmann, Heinrich, Hermann, Hoffmann, Huber, Jäger…..
A BRIEF SAMPLE OF LOW(LAND) GERMAN. Some grammar with basic vocabulary.
THE COATS-OF-ARMS (DIE WAPPEN) OF THE SIXTEEN GERMAN STATES (LÄNDER).
GERMAN CLIP ART: flag, coat-of-arms, foods, famous German people (writers, music composers, leaders, landscape scenery etc). Use these for cultural arts-and-crafts projects, to develop or enhance classroom décor etc.
A FEW OF THE COLORFUL COATS OF ARMS IN THE HARZ MOUNTAIN REGION
INTERACTIVE LINKS. This has links to videos displaying beautiful German buildings, mountain scenery, The Black Forest, etc, as well as links to some outstanding classical music.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION! A nice award item and a word search.
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