Russendisko historical background: Judentum

Russendisko historical background: Judentum

This is a whole lesson about the Jewish religion, which gives students background knowledge for “Russendisko” by Wladimir Kaminer. The PowerPoint presentation contains a link to a video, tasks and references to the book. Additionally, there’s a cross word for the students to solve.
Lorilai
A Weekend in Munich

A Weekend in Munich

A German Reading Worksheet that could be Homework or basis of a revision lesson for the topic vacation, holiday trips, etc. There is an additional Writing Task as well. Suitable for all Exam-boards
tamara_bohrer
WORLD CUP BUNDLE

WORLD CUP BUNDLE

This bundle, very reasonably priced at only £9, contains 4 booklets, 2 French and 2 German , for KS3. They all contain 20+ pages of varied activities, with solutions supplied, which can be completed shortly before or during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Activities include: word games with countries texts about the World Cup historical facts with follow-up tasks profiles of players, with follow-up tasks positions on field, then pick your own England/World team preparing an interview with one of the stars
pinkfloyd73
Schools in Germany - Example Waldorfschule

Schools in Germany - Example Waldorfschule

This is a lesson built around a text about Waldorf-schools (authentic resource). I included this when covering the GCSE topic of describing your school. We had previously discusssed the German education system.
Gertrud
Die 2018  Weltmeisterschaft (Yr8/9)

Die 2018 Weltmeisterschaft (Yr8/9)

A very reasonably priced 20+ page booklet for students who have been learning for 2/3 years which is best introduced shortly before or during the World Cup in June. it contains: list of countries and groups competing with follow-up activities short text about the 2018 World Cup flags to identify short history/ facts about World Cup with comprehension tasks in English and German quiz on 2014 World Cup, enabling revision of past tense making predictions about 2018 World Cup, enabling revision of future tense positions on football field, leading to selection of England and World teams short texts about 16 players and a follow-up task to identify player interview a star player solutions provided Any comments would be greatly appreciated so that alterations can be made.
pinkfloyd73
KS3/text level German Reading arrow-whole lesson introduction to reading strategies

KS3/text level German Reading arrow-whole lesson introduction to reading strategies

This tried and tested approach to reading provides a visual strategy which can be applied to a wide variety of texts in a second language or in English, improving not only language skills, but also general literacy. Particularly useful when exploiting authentic materials, it can equally be applied to more traditional texts and, once embedded, enables students of all ages to work successfully with more complex source materials than would otherwise have been the case. This resource models the strategy with a simple German text, however it can be applied to texts of a wide range of difficulty. It includes a ten slide teaching presentation to introduce the strategy, comprehensive teaching notes accompanied by thumbnails of all the materials, plus student sheets and the strategy arrow, which can be laminated for repeated use. The resource is also available modelled with a French text and with a Spanish text.
Languages-in-Practice
GCSE German Theme 2 Charity/voluntary work

GCSE German Theme 2 Charity/voluntary work

This is an exemplar writing task and speaking framework for GCSE German students who are currently covering the Theme 2 topic of Charity/Voluntary work. Created the questions and answers with key vocab for a student I am currently teaching this topic to. Also includes informative links of German voluntary organisations and projects/courses.
paperplates
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!
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.
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.
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
thegermanclassroom
German facts starter with/without tenses practice

German facts starter with/without tenses practice

Start every German lesson with an interesting random fact in German with vocabulary help. Will get students wanting to work it out as soon as they come in. Or combine it with verb practice with a quick revision of past, present and future and inversion of a German phrase. 35 slides of facts or 20 different phrases+fact slides plus answers
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
NicholasMorgan
Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Students often retain the effects of correction better when they make changes themselves. If they can do this under guidance from an expert helper, such as their teacher, mentor or foreign penfriend, so much the better. This writing activity is designed to work in the browser of any computer, iPad or tablet Teachers assign something they would like their students to write (they can create their own title if desired). It could be a sentence or two, an email, a letter or a full composition. The teacher tells their students to write their text at https://schoolshape.com/write. (If practising a foreign language accents are on the keyboard provided on tablets) The students write their text in the space. The students click the ‘send’ button and enter their expert helper’s email address. In the expert helper’s email inbox will be a message stating the name of the student and a link to their work. The expert helper will be able to make corrections to any orthographical mistakes in the work. The student will immediately see some red underlinings in his/her writing. The student will not see the corrected answer, but will have an opportunity to correct the work by following some hints generated by the system. At the foot of the student’s assignment there is a continuously updated record of the accuracy of his/her writing. You will notice that - when using the integrated keyboard on tablets, it will throw up useful options for foreign accents, making it quick and easy for students to input foreign language written assignments. - pasting text in from elsewhere has been disabled, thus discouraging plagiarism. - there is a built in inductive learning procedure. When work has been corrected by the teacher (or expert mentor, such as a penfriend), the student's work on the same assignment continues ... they can improve their percentage accuracy (displayed on their work) by following an automatic hint system guiding them towards the correct answer. Equipment required This browser activity is available on computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. It could be done ‘live’ in class or as a homework assignment, or both.
rabyte
Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Three resources relating to the eclipse on 20th March 2015: (i) An original text for translation into English (ii) An adapted text with helpful diagram and multi-choice questions in English (iii) An adapted text with no helpful diagram and open questions in English
petermorris2001
Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

A secondary school-focused teachers’ resource. Through contemporary stories, told through real sources, classes can use Conviction to reveal the dilemmas people faced 1914-18 such as conscientious objection. Accompanying lesson plans explore not only what happened, but moral questions which remain relevant today
QuakerPeaceEducation