Whole-school German resources: non fiction

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Wo? Reading about European Cities

Wo? Reading about European Cities

This is a reading exercise where pupils find out about different cities in Europe. They match the descriptions with the pictures and then guess the name of the city from the map. Enjoy!

By swillard8

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Gap fill and reading task on the subject of technology. Good for a starter and text can be exploited further. Could easily be changed into a running dictation.

By jhalkyard

Authentic text for new German GCSE

Authentic text for new German GCSE

A text to prepare students for coping with longer pieces of written language. It is intended to boost their confidence about what they can understand but giving them steps to follow. By the end of the lesson they will hopefully understand much more of the text.

By MichelleRichards

Musikgenres

Musikgenres

AS topic: Musik Worksheet to encourage wider reading and independent research. Students to answer questions about various music genres. Could be set as homework or as a cover lesson. Also available for free at www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk

By thegermanclassroom

German factoids starter

German factoids starter

Start every German lesson in your GCSE or A-Level classes with an interesting "QI" style fact in German. There are 35 slides, each with a fact, a picture. Translations of difficult words will appear when you click so teachers can decide if students need more help or not. Have a different slide up every time the students come in and they will want to work it out.

By jusch12

Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

A mix of resources to teach a unit about the Berlin wall and/or the film Good Bye Lenin. Suitable for old spec researched based essay or new spec topic "aspects of political life"

By jusch12

German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

Two longer texts looking at why Germany was divided into two different states in 1949, one looking at the development in the East, the other in the West. Includes a vocab list, a timeline that the students have to fill in and some discussion questions. Suitable for 6th form students preparing for the history option of the research based essay or the topic area of "Aspects of political life" in the new AQA specifications.

By jusch12

Introduction to Berlin Wall

Introduction to Berlin Wall

A short paragraph explaining the building and fall of the Berlin wall. Can be used as an introduction to the topic or as a one of lesson on the Berlin Wall (e.g. on the 3rd October). There are three different sheets with varying amounts of vocab help so they can be used from year 10 to year 13. Each worksheet contains the same paragraph about history, a vocab list, an activity where students have to find words in the text, a dictionary task and a quiz.

By jusch12

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

Based on Moook's recommendation of the DW audio report on Lance Armstrong's fall from grace: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/drugs-in-sport-lance-armstrong-6322491 Contains a vocab list, as well as gap-fill transcript, plus an additional article on Maria Sharapova.

By hasslethehog

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

A list of higher level phrases to explain a text/article in German; especially useful for the role play component of A2. Sentences focus on: 1) Introductory remarks 2) Explaining key points in a paragraph 3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases) 4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion 5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.

By NicholasMorgan