German-American Day Activities * Pac

German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
German-American Day Activities * Pac
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"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." Dr. Seuss (German-American author ~ 1904 - 1991)


Here are 12 different ideas to use on October 6th, German-American Day.

Starting with a 3-page overhead of background information on why this day is important, you can vary the activities from year to year.


The activities include:

* A 'German Connection Scavenger Hunt'
* A Lotto activity with a new twist
* A 'Pop Quiz'
* A totally fun Wordle partner activity
* A 'Küss mich ~ Ich spreche deutsch' activity
* Steig auf die Wort-Leiter
* A great jelly doughnut activity for laughs

and more.


Detailed instructions are provided for 12 activities along with an answer key, where needed.

I've also included an explanation of the way I give Plus-Punkte (Extra Credit)

and

Mein Ringbuch ~ a notebook check sheet so students stay organized.
*Denn Ordnung ist das halbe Leben, oder ? *


Some of the activities I created require a little advance planning but most are ready- to-use and all are designed to be a time-saver to help you make this one particular day quite special. (36 pages)


* Expansion Activity 1 *

A few days before October 6th, I show an overhead of 45 famous German-Americans to set the stage for our German-American Day activities.

The people I use are all in my

* German-American Day Famous People.


* Prefer a Savings ? *

Both items ~ German-American Day Famous * People and German-American Day Activities * Pac are available in a bundle ~

* German * American Day Bundle


* Expansion Activity 2 *

Why not follow-up with a crossword puzzle of over 45 famous German-Americans, first as classwork or homework, then as a quiz ?

* Famous German-Americans Crossword Puzzles


* ELVIS *
One famous German-American ~ Elvis Presley ~ sang 'Wooden Heart' ~ the English version of 'Muss i denn' in the movie G.I. Blues. Here's a clip of the song which has some of the German lyrics, too ~

* Wooden Heart ~ Muss i denn *


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If you're looking for more ready-to-use resources touching on culture, you may be interested in these other resources in my store:

Sub Plans

* Sub * Pac For German Class ~ Set 1

* Sub * Pac For German Class ~ Set 2


* SINGLE SUB PLANS NOW AVAILABLE *
. . Look for the brown polka dot cover . .

* Single Sub * Plan 1 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 2 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 3 For German

* Single Sub * Plan 4 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 5 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 6 For German

* Single Sub * Plan 7 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 8 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 9 For German

* Single Sub * Plan 10 For German
* Single Sub * Plan 11 For German
.. Ooh La La ! ..
.. Interesting French words used in German. ..

* Single Sub * Plan 13 For German ~ Austria


Prefer a savings ?

* German Culture * Bundle
* German * Class Bundle ~ $7.00 for 7 ready-to-use resources

* Wish * List Bundle For Christina
.. Also available to any other German teacher. Over 300 pages. ..

* Wish * List Bundle 1 For Vanessa
.. Available to any other German teacher, too. Quite a savings with over 500 pages. ..

* Wish * List Bundle For Barbara
.. Also available to any other German teacher. More savings with over 600 pages. ..

* Wish * List Bundle 2 For Vanessa
.. Available to any other German teacher, too. Yet more savings with over 700 pages. ..

* Composers' Specials Bundle ~ Bach Bizet Handel Liszt Rossini Strauss Beethoven
* World War I ~ The Great War Centennial Bundle

Or want to create your own ?

* Wish * List Bundle


Special Back-to-School Activities & Review Resources

* Back-To-School Review * Pac For German
* The Use of du * ihr * Sie in German.. It's free. ..
* Tissue * Box Project For German Class.. A great back-to-school review project. ..

* Die Schultüte For German * Class
* A Light History Of The English Language For German Class
* The Color * Game For German Class.. Vorsicht. This can get pretty exciting ! ..

* Telling Time * Pac For German Class
* Das Perfekt * Pac ~ Activities For German Class
* Menu * Project For German Class
.. Great back-to-school activity for level 2. This makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work for Open House night. ..

* The Two * Way Preposition Pac For German
* Wordle Activity * Pac For German.. Be prepared for Excitement with a capital E ! ..
* Practice * Pac ~ wissen und kennen

* Using An Online German-English Dictionary


Customs & Life in Germany

* Das Namensrecht * The German Naming Laws
.. Nice initial introduction to a cultural difference for the start of school. ..
* The School * Pac For German
* Toi Toi Toi * And Other Customs In Germany

* Der Knigge ~ Manners Still Matter
* Wedding * Customs In Germany.. Fun to talk about right before Valentinstag. ..
* Food * Customs And Dining In Germany

* The Autobahn And Driving In Germany
* The Post * Pac For German Class
* Let's Talk Business: In German.. Perfect, too, for after the AP Exam. ..


Holidays

* German-American Day * Famous People .. For October 6th ~ German-American Day. ..
* German-American Day Activities * Pac .. For October 6th ~ Easy activities to make this day special. ..
* Famous German-Americans Crossword Puzzles

* German * American Day Bundle
* Teach German Day * Pac
* Oktoberfest Word * Searches

* Mamie Eisenhower * Think Pink .. It's free. ..
Mamie was our last First Lady to be born in the 1800s.
Learn more about the seldom-talked-about wife of one of our most famous German-Americans, President Dwight David Eisenhower. ..


* November 1st * Tombstone Project For German
.. Nice for Allerheiligen. ..
* The Great * War Centennial ~ In Flanders Fields
* Twenty Un-famous People of The Great War Who Became Famous

* The Christmas * Pac For German Class
* Nikolaustag * Pac For German
* German Christmas With Rick Steves

* Burt Wolf * Christmas In Vienna
* Faschingsmasken For German Class
* Valentinstag ♥ Pac For German Class

* Valentinstag ♥ Carte For German Class
* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 1 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. ..
* Einstein * Trivia Game ~ Year 2 .. For 3.14 - Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday. This was such a hit in German 1, my students made me make a German 2 version. ..

* Mother's Day Project * Pac For German
.. Nice for Muttertag im Mai. ..



Assessments & Projects & Activities

* Final * Exam For German 1
* Final * Exam For German 2
* Final * Exam For German 3

* Komm mit Level 1 ~ Video * Pac
* Komm mit Level 2 ~ Video * Pac

* Lotto * Pac For German.. Review more than just numbers with this fun way to reinforce vocabulary, too. ..
* Proverb * Pac For German Class
* Card Game * Pac For German Class

* Schokoladen * Fest For German Class
* Geography * Pac For German Class
* Schattenbilder * Silhouettes For German Class

* Rorschach * Inkblot Activity For German Class
* The Doctor * Is In For German Class
* The Extra Credit Word * Pac For German

* Food * Activity ~ Pass The Plate For German Class
* Bulletin * Board Bonanza For German Teachers
* Coat of Arms Project * For German Class

* The Weather * Pac For German
* The Calendar Activities * Pac For German Class
* Photo Scavenger * Hunt For German Class
.. Perfect for after the AP German Exam or for upper level students. ..

* Battleship * Pac For German.. Good oral practice of verb tenses. ..
* ABC-Büchlein For German.. Need a recruiting tool ? Try this. ..
* Monster * Project For German Class

* Country Map * Project For German Class
.. Easy for German 1 and makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work. ..
* Fun End-Of-Year Awards For German Class.. Nice way to end the year. ..
* End-of-Year Review * Activities For German

* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 1
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 2
* Grammar * Pac For German Class ~ Set 3

* Chutes & Ladders Verb * Project For German Class
* Household * Chores Activities For German
* Relative Pronoun * Activity For German

* Verb Activity * Pac For German
* Word Wise Vocab * Pac For German.. Nice for expanding the vocabulary of your AP German students. ..
* Dative * Case Activities For German


Great Films & Documentaries

* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 1
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 2
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 3
* Movie * Pac For German ~ Set 4 ~ Biographies


* Feature * Film ~ Nordwand (North Face).. You'll be on the edge of your seat till the very end ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ Woman In Gold
* Feature * Film ~ Race
.. The 1936 Berlin Olympics. Nicely done bio-pic for Black History Month. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Jesse Owens - American Experience
.. An interesting documentary. Perfect link between German and Black History Month. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Bella Martha Mostly Martha.. Sweet film. Fits in nicely with a food unit. ..
* Feature * Film ~ Rosenstraße Rosenstrasse

* Feature * Film ~ Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas
* Rick Steves * Germany Benelux & More
* Feature * Film ~ Marx & Coca Cola.. A delightful film about post-Reunification hurdles. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Swing Kids
* Burt Wolf ~ Ticino, Switzerland
* Feature * Film ~ Seven Years In Tibet

* Feature * Film ~ Sissi Forever My Love
* Feature * Film ~ The Young Victoria
* Feature * Film ~ Amadeus

* Rick Steves ~ Berlin, Germany
* Feature * Film ~ The Sound of Music
* Feature * Film ~ Vitus.. Good way to touch upon German-speaking Switzerland. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Bach's Fight For Freedom
* Feature * Film ~ Handel's Last Chance
* Feature * Film ~ Bridge of Spies

* Feature * Film ~ Das schreckliche Mädchen ~ The Nasty Girl
* Feature * Film ~ Das Wunder von Bern
* Feature * Film ~ Die weiße Rose ~ The White Rose

* Feature * Film ~ Einstein's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ Influenza 1918
* Feature * Film ~ Lola rennt ~ Run, Lola, Run

* Feature * Film ~ Night Crossing.. Da sitzen Sie auf heißen Kohlen bis zum Ende ! ..
* Feature * Film ~ The Berlin Wall ~ Modern Marvels
* Feature * Film ~ The Candy Bomber

* Feature * Film ~ The Monuments Men
* Feature * Film ~ The Rise and Fall of the Wall
* Feature * Film ~ Valkyrie

* Rick Steves * Austria & The Alps
* Feature * Film ~ Patton
* Feature * Film ~ Heidi

* Feature * Film ~ War Horse
* Feature * Film ~ Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot
* Rick Steves ~ Luther and The Reformation

* Feature * Film ~ The Great War Christmas Truce
* Feature * Film ~ Strauss: The King of Three Quarter Time
* Feature * Film ~ Liszt's Rhapsody

* Feature * Film ~ The Zookeeper's Wife
* Feature * Film ~ The Lost Battalion
* Rick * Steves ~ Dresden and Leipzig

* Feature * Film ~ The King's Speech
.. Wondering about the Royal Family's German connection ?
.. It's explained in the accompanying overhead. ..

* Burt Wolf ~ What's Cooking In Switzerland
* Burt Wolf ~ Zurich, Switzerland


Other Ready-to-Use Resources

* Flashback * Pac ~ Grammar Review For Students of French, German, Italian, Spanish
* The Traveler's * Ten Commandments For FL Students.. It's free. ..
* Alphabet Games * Pac For French, German, Italian, Spanish

* Valentine's Day ♥ Trivia Game For French, German, Italian, Spanish
.. Perfect fun activity in February for your German Club. ..
* Eponym Activity For French, German, Italian, Spanish.. Works well as a sub plan, too. ..

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* OF SPECIAL NOTE *
I have created my products as Word documents because that is how I use them. They are unlocked so teachers can change vocabulary words or modify things if they wish.

If you prefer a different format for the overhead, below are some suggestions, however, the pictures may need to be inserted separately.

To Make A Slide Show In ActivInspire
If you use ActivInspire, you can save the Word document as a pdf (this is easily done with the newer versions of Word), then you can simply import the pdf to ActivInspire and have a document for that format.

To Make A Slide Show In PowerPoint
If you prefer to use the PowerPoint format, you can easily convert a Word document to a PowerPoint.

This link explains it clearly: 'Creating A PowerPoint From A Word Document.'


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KEYWORDS German-American Day / October 6th / German-American Week / German influence on America / Famous people of German descent / National Teach German Day
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