Get students listening to and reporting on the news.
This is an assignment that utilizes Deutsche Welle's Langsam gesprochnene Nachrichten. I use it in my IB class as a means to have them work on their presentational speaking. Each week 2-3 Students present and then we discuss the pictures that they found.
This is the ppt that walks students through the project. It also includes a chance for you to model the project and then for you to do it, while students help out.
It is for upper level German.
I also have the worksheet and rubric that I use for this assignment.