Bank of German Cultural Starters

Bank of German Cultural Starters

Here are 12 cultural starters to teach elements of culture at KS3 and 4. This is an easy way to get your pupils thinking about German culture for their GCSE. Topics: Places in Germany/Austria/Switzerland Music Food Traditions Clothing History Buildings Enjoy!
swillard8
Germany's State Flags Outline Colouring Sheets

Germany's State Flags Outline Colouring Sheets

Full set of 16 black line master German state flags that students can colour in. Ideal for a unit on German geography, a German Day activity, creating a wall display, etc. A summary table that can be printed on A3 paper to guide the students in their colouring.
Jaegster
Berlin Wall Lesson (or two)

Berlin Wall Lesson (or two)

One lesson on the Berlin Wall, which includes: * Spontaneous speaking and/or writing * Historical information * German vocab to do with lifestyles in East and West Germany * Worksheets to bring students up to speed with capitalism, communism and the history of German after WWII * Differentiated resources * Lesson plan
IndieSinger
Fall of Berlin Wall

Fall of Berlin Wall

Students explore the emotions and feelings of East and West Germans when the Berlin Wall was built and when it came down. Reading comprehension of an authentic Internet source for teenagers. For the starter, use post its. Students draw a smiley or a sad smiley on their post it and stick it on the board under their favourite emotion.
HentschelSophie
Diamond Jubilee Card Sort in 3 Languages

Diamond Jubilee Card Sort in 3 Languages

This is a card sort activity to create a timeline of the last 60 years. Sheets to be printed and cut up. Use English and /or pictures to match to French, German or Spanish and then to dates. Timeline then could be drawn for display or in exercise books. Or made into PowerPoint, as required!
madame_droite
Persecution of jews - a timeline

Persecution of jews - a timeline

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, this works well as part of the Bystanders lesson. Print off the strips and give to pupils at the front to hold. There then ensues a (very heated) discussion when pupils are asked to rank each event from worst to least worst. Great for giving students the 'bigger picture' about persecution of Jews worldwide.
khutley
Holocaust - taking responsibility

Holocaust - taking responsibility

This is from something I saw at the Imperial War Museum, I've simplified and put into German. Students are given the cut out sheet of those involved with the Holocaust. They then work in groups to decide whether or not the person / group mentioned are guilty and place them on the sheet accordingly. The more guilty, the nearer to the bullseye they go. Excellent for provoking discussion! Used with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley
Nazi Germany 'facts'

Nazi Germany 'facts'

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, a ppt of quiz starter to assess prior knowledge (great with Mastermind music, given here) of Nazi Germany. Also a word document Nazifakten, again to assess what students (think) they already know.
khutley
SoW Life in Nazi Germany

SoW Life in Nazi Germany

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, document showing what I taught in each of the four lessons. All resources mentioned are already uploaded except the two plenaries, which I've added here.
khutley
How did Hitler control Nazi Germany?

How did Hitler control Nazi Germany?

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, a simple ppt to show how Hitler maintained control. I also used the image included (pinched from the History dept, sorry not sure of original source) as a starter - was bemerkt ihr? If you haven't seen the image before, there is ONE man who is not saluting. Warum ist er mutig? etc etc
khutley
Positives of Nazi Germany

Positives of Nazi Germany

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, ppt to show the (few) positives of life in Nazi Germany. Also includes media clip (from YouTube) of the RAD.
khutley
Education in Nazi Germany

Education in Nazi Germany

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, gets students to consider how they would feel if Cameron changed everything the way that Hitler did - what was it like to be a child then? Hyperlinks to resources including media clip and Notebook match up activity also included. Original match up sentences also on Word in case you haven't got Notebook!
khutley
Guy Fawkes Nacht - Bonfire Night

Guy Fawkes Nacht - Bonfire Night

The activities on this worksheet allow pupils to learn topic related vocabulary. They complete a conversation between Guy Fawkes and one of his friends, practise perfect tense and write a short paragraph about Bonfire Night. Further studies into the topic are possible through cross-curricular links with history or guided Internet research. Please feed back. Thanks.
rosered27
Holocaust - language of the camps

Holocaust - language of the camps

PPT used as a starter with my yr9 CLIL group. Vocabulary used by the guards is given in German and English, pupils have to guess what is being described, e.g. Kaminfutter - chimney food (inmates who were too weak or sick to work and were going to be burned). Helps to portray the horror without the use of visual media.
khutley
Holocaust - camps

Holocaust - camps

PPT which contains a short media clip. Focus of presentation is the existence of concentration and extermination camps. Used with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley
Industrial Revolution Oliver Twist

Industrial Revolution Oliver Twist

A movie clip from the B and W film (thought it much more depressing and appropriate than the sixties version!) with German subtitles. Used as a starter with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley
Industrial Revolution Poor Law

Industrial Revolution Poor Law

Worksheet with satirical images from the 1834 Anti Poor Law and some quesions which ensure that pupils focus on the source. The images actually all come from the same poster but have been split up to highlight differents sections. Images and original poster are here - I had the snippets up as A4 pics around the room. Used with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley
Industrial Revolution - how was life / living cond

Industrial Revolution - how was life / living cond

Used with my yr9 CLIL group, quite a comprehensive ppt which shows typical living conditions of the working class during the Industrial Revolution. Lots of nice images to help the German along! The 'schlechte Wohnverhaltnisse' sheet hyperlinked is also included here, as is the worksheet Koenig Cholera toetet, and indeed the Wasserversorgung match up cards (cut out and get pupils to match the beginning and ends of sentences).
khutley
Industrial Revolution Edwin Chadwick

Industrial Revolution Edwin Chadwick

Revision sheet for pupils showing what Chadwick thought the main problems of living conditions were and the ways he tried to address them. Used with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley
Industrial Revolution - Edwin Chadwick

Industrial Revolution - Edwin Chadwick

PPT showing what living conditions were like and the changes that Chadwick brought about. Used with my yr9 CLIL group Also includes Chadwick's summary of the main causes / solutions to poor conditions.
khutley
Industrial Revolution - conditions

Industrial Revolution - conditions

Card sort activity about the state of water during the Industrial Revolution. Pupils need to match up the beginning and ends of sentences. Great for checking German word order as well as historical content!
khutley
Industrial Revolution - entrepreneurs

Industrial Revolution - entrepreneurs

PPT which looks at the characteristics needed to become an entrepreneur. Looks at R Branson etc. Used before I looked at Wedgwood to set scene. Great for getting um ... zu ... into a CLIL lesson! Used with my yr9 CLIL group.
khutley