An introduction to Germany WebQuest – Puzzles and Research

An introduction to Germany WebQuest – Puzzles and Research

A web-based activity to introduce students to German geography and culture and first German words. Unlike other webquests, students here use internet research to solve puzzles and codes while learning about Germany. It also does not require any printing as all answers are entered and checked in the webpage. Ideal activity at the beginning of a course in German language or European geography or as a fun activity last lesson before the holidays. The activity includes tasks on: • Germany’s location in the world • Main points of German geography • pictures of German cities • 360-degree picture quests • famous Germans • German companies and what they produce • Greetings in German • German numbers and days of the week
jusch12
European Cakes

European Cakes

For a food tasting lesson - This ppt is an introduction to cakes in France, German-speaking countries, and Spain. It includes Youtube clips on how to make madeleines, strudel and turron. After each section, pupils were able to taste madeleines/strudel/pop dots (bunuelos). I bought these in Costco/Sainsbury’s/Costco. After the food tasting had finished, there is a quiz and wordsearch (see attachment).
mrssallyhudson
German Reading Bundle: Top 12 Readings at 50% OFF! Lesungen A1/A2

German Reading Bundle: Top 12 Readings at 50% OFF! Lesungen A1/A2

This German Reading Bundle includes my Top 15 Readings at the beginner level at 50% off! My Typical Day At the Movies My Dog My new neighbour Nationalities My Oma At a Birthday Party My Favourite Winter Activities My Friend Celine Earth Day My School Cooking All readings include a glossary of new vocabulary and a reading comprehension section. Level: A1/A2
ninatutor
EU - Kritik an der EU & Brexit

EU - Kritik an der EU & Brexit

This is the second lesson for the topic EU (see my other lesson on the topic). It contains a picture description, links to three different authentic videos with a variety of tasks and a student-led debate.
Lorilai
EU - Introduction to the topic

EU - Introduction to the topic

This is a whole lesson for a German A level class (according to the new A level spec). It contains a fun quiz with sound effects, vocab game to print, speaking tasks and a video with task.
Lorilai
Russendisko historical background / historischer Hintergrund

Russendisko historical background / historischer Hintergrund

This is a lesson on the historical background of the novel “Russendisko” by Wladimir Kaminer. It explains how and why Jewish immigrants came to Berlin in the 1990s. It also contains links to authentic articles and tasks online on Berlin’s Jewish community nowadays.
Lorilai
Russendisko Themen

Russendisko Themen

PowerPoint presentation to introduce the novel “Russendisko” by Wladimir Kaminer. Covering an intro text with tasks, themes of the book and links to further articles and tasks online.
Lorilai
German  Reading Bundle: Top 10 Readings at 50% OFF! Lesungen A1/A2

German Reading Bundle: Top 10 Readings at 50% OFF! Lesungen A1/A2

This German Reading Bundle includes my Top 10 Readings at the beginner level at 50% off! My Typical Day Going to the Movies My new neighbour 4.Nationalities 5.My Oma 6.At a Party My Favourite Winter Activities 8.My Friend Celine My favourite School subjects My School All readings include a glossary of new vocabulary and a reading comprehension section. Level: A1/A2
ninatutor
Halloween Party Lesung: German Reading

Halloween Party Lesung: German Reading

A fun German reading where three friends are attending a school Halloween party together. They talk about their costumes, the decorations at the party and how they all know each other. The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and 7 true/false reading comprehension questions. Level: German A2 (A little past tense) Activity idea: This script contains three parts. Put students in groups of three to read and translate the script together. Then have them discuss their own holiday plans.
ninatutor
GCSE German Cultural Life Knowledge Organiser

GCSE German Cultural Life Knowledge Organiser

A knowledge organiser, using the Michaela method of Dodgy English. This knowledge organiser corresponds to Chapter 2 of the Stimmt EdExcel GCSE German book and fits the sub-theme of Cultural Life in the Identity and culture theme.
smitha1
Der Kinobesuch

Der Kinobesuch

A comprehension and writing worksheet for German GCSE revision. Starts with comprehension questions and then gives a writing exercise. Two exercises in total. Roughly one hour of work
tamara_bohrer
Weltmeisterschaft/ World Cup 2018 - Russia/Russland - Top Trump cards

Weltmeisterschaft/ World Cup 2018 - Russia/Russland - Top Trump cards

I have created top trump cards for German and English players who are in the world cup squad for their respective country. You could either have pupils play against each other, use this as a translation task and also have pupils create their own top trump card. Hope they come in handy! If used please credit - they took ages to make!!
rachaelkirton1
Pied Piper of Hamelin 6 Weeks of English

Pied Piper of Hamelin 6 Weeks of English

I used this with my Year 4 class but it could easily be adapted to fit a different year group. It is 6 weeks of work based on The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo. Week 1: Punctuating speech and organising paragraphs focus based on Little Red Riding Hood (part of our topic work was Grimm stories so I started with one they’d know). Week 2: Writing diaries Week 3 & 4: Writing a narrative Week 5 & 6: Writing arguments Each lesson has a SMART document for input, some include starter activities, all include a shared read/example using features I would want them to use. A success criteria grid is also included for each lesson and I have included my planning overview for the half term, which states the objectives covered in the unit. The only things which may need changing are the ‘for’ and ‘against’ lessons in the arguments section, as they involve an iPad app called Padlet, which is unfortunately no longer free to use. This could easily be changed to giant flipchart paper on each table though to create banks of ideas.
kate4613
LE MEMORIAL DAY

LE MEMORIAL DAY

This resource is meant for Year 7 to Year 11 French students. They will learn about Memorial Day, its origins , where, why and how it i celebrated. They will learn to read the descriptions in French.
maryb777
Im Eiscafe / In der Eisdiele

Im Eiscafe / In der Eisdiele

PP introducing the different varieties of ice cream in Germany also covers the different flavours Worksheet with Roleplay and menu Enables students to produce own role play on ice cream shop Trapdoor activity to encourage speaking and to build confidence Worked well with Year 9 but could be adapted for any age
sammi--
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
GERMAN CONVERSATION CARDS

GERMAN CONVERSATION CARDS

THE IDEAL SET OF RESOURCES TO GIVE YOUR STUDENTS LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH A FOCUS ON BEGINNING AND GENERAL CONVERSATION, CULTURAL INFORMATION AND SEPARABLE VERBS IN BOTH THE PRESENT AND PERFECT TENSE - 400 QUESTION & ANSWER CARDS WITH REFERENCE RESOURCE BOOKLETS Perfect for speaking practice, and multi-skill language learning, this combined pack of TALK TIME IN GERMAN, SETS 1,2 3 and 4, provides 400 question and answer prompt cards that give your students structured talk opportunities, and will also get them listening, reading and writing. They’re ideal for independent learning, and perfect for pair and small-group work. Set 1 focuses on beginning conversation, and Set 2 takes this further, with a flavor of cultural information. Sets 3 & 4 focus on 25 high-frequency separable verbs, in both the present and the perfect tense. Students often find these quite tricky, but will certainly be able to get to grips with the structure of questions and sentences with regular practice. The prompt cards also feature language and structures that your students are likely to meet in the beginning and more intermediate stages of their GERMAN learning, including modal verbs, word order, case and prepositions governed by the accusative and dative. The REFERENCE BOOKLETS include all the questions and answers written out in full in GERMAN. Students find these very useful learning support resources and they’re also handy whole-group pronunciation practice and reading-out loud resources. Encourage students to use the NOTES AND NEXT STEPS template to reflect on their learning, and think about what they might reasonably do to progress in their learning. There is also an alphabetical verb reference list in the Sets 3 & 4 workbooks. The QUESTION AND ANSWER WRITING TEMPLATES give students the opportunity to apply their GERMAN very practically, as they create both questions and answers for each other. This is a great team activity too. You can also use the cards for a whole range of games, and I’ve described how to play several you can start with. The resource consists of eight non-editable files in a zipped format The sets are also available individually if you prefer, each priced at $4.00. Please read the Terms of Use carefully: this resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only. VIELEN DANK UND VIEL SPAß BEIM PLAUDERN!
LivelyLearningClassroom
GERMAN CONVERSATION CARDS 4

GERMAN CONVERSATION CARDS 4

PERFECT FOR DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING IN GERMAN - 100 QUESTION AND ANSWER CARDS WITH A FOCUS ON SEPARABLE VERBS IN THE PERFECT TENSE INCLUDING REFERENCE BOOKLET PERFECT for speaking practice, and multi-skill language learning, TALK TIME IN GERMAN is a set of 100 question and answer prompt cards that give your students structured talk opportunities, and will also get them listening, reading and writing. They’re ideal for independent learning, and perfect for pair and small-group work. The prompt cards feature language and structures that your students are likely to meet in the more intermediate stages of their GERMAN learning. The reference booklet includes all the questions and answers written out in full. Encourage your students to use the NOTES AND NEXT STEPS template to reflect on their learning, and think about what they might reasonably do to progress in their learning. The question and answer writing templates give students the opportunity to apply their GERMAN very practically, as they create both questions and answers for each other. This is a great team activity too. This set is a great complementary resource to other sets in the TALK TIME series in terms of learner progression, but it works perfectly well as a standalone resource too. You can also use the prompt cards for a whole range of games, and I’ve described how to play several games and activities that you can start with. The prompt cards do take a bit of prep: printing and laminating. Laminating is definitely recommended, as you’ll be able to use the cards for years to come. Print out an appropriate number of question and answer templates (black and white is fine). Students should ideally have their own individual reference booklet that they can keep in their learning folders to use for reference, practice and revision when they need to. The resource consists of two non-editable files in a zipped format; please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - this product is for single teacher/purchaser use only. VIELEN DANK UND VIEL SPAß BEIM PLAUDERN!
LivelyLearningClassroom
Die Nachrichten: German Reading in Passive Voice - Das Passiv Lesung

Die Nachrichten: German Reading in Passive Voice - Das Passiv Lesung

This German language reading shows students the passive voice in context. It includes three news articles from a fictitious newspaper. Each article features examples of the passive voice. The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and 8 true/false reading comprehension questions. Editable doc file. Example sentences: Ein berühmtes Gemälde von Picasso wurde letzte Nacht gestohlen. Eine alte Kirche in England wurde gestern durch einen Sturm zerstört.
ninatutor
Berlin Wall Escape Room

Berlin Wall Escape Room

Let history come to life with an escape room lesson! Get students to puzzle their way through the history of the Berlin Wall, trying to stay in touch with their long lost friend Thomas on the other side of the wall. Engage students with a story website that will require them to work through a mix of text, video, jigsaw puzzles, codes and crossword puzzles to find their friend (and claim a prize?). This resource can be used as a revision lesson on the topic of the Berlin Wall or, with some internet research by the students, as a first introduction to the topic. It should take between 45 min and 2 hours, depending on age and prior knowledge. Little preparation by the teacher except for printing (if you choose the digital version of the jigsaw puzzle). As a native of Berlin I have been teaching this topic as part of my German lessons for about 10 years now. On the 3rd October, German national day, all my classes (aged 13-18) get a one lesson run through of the history of the wall and students are always fascinated by it. The topics covered here are: • the situation of Germany under the occupation of the allies after the war • the differences between East and West • why people escaped to the West • the building of the wall • what is the Stasi • what led to the fall of the wall • what happened on the 9th of November 1989 Includes: • link to dedicated story website • documents, excel and powerpoint files • puzzles • lesson plan • answers I have also included a powerpoint presentation of statistics showing the present-day differences between former East and West Germany and a collection of my favourite youtube videos on the topic.
jusch12
IB German - B & Abinitio - Articles / Texts for Revision

IB German - B & Abinitio - Articles / Texts for Revision

this is a selection of texts and articles taken from the sources that the IB likes to use for the Paper 1 exams in Abinitio German. As the Paper 1 is challenging in comparison to Paper 2, the texts would also be very suitable for German B SL or HL. I did not have the fortitude to create text based tasks also, so this is ‘just’ a collection of articles based on current topics and things likely to turn up in the exam.
Juls2110
FESTE FEIERN with PAST TENSE REVISION & SPEAKING AND WRITING PRACTICE

FESTE FEIERN with PAST TENSE REVISION & SPEAKING AND WRITING PRACTICE

A really nice Power Point Presentation on the Topic Festive & Traditions to revisit the Past Tense and practice Reading, Writing and Speaking as well as Translation. It includes my Past Tense Diagram, extremely helpful for all students. Comes with the Lesson Plan & 3 pages of Worksheet Fully differentiated tasks for Foundation & Higher Ideal for KS4- Y10s and Y11s You can adapt it according to your group/ class ability. Students will absolutely love it, as it allows them to work in peers and independently. Enjoy it!
viola12
GERMAN GCSE

GERMAN GCSE

**A comprehensive and interactive (Hyperlink) Power Point Presentation of 195 slides ** A multi-week unit to offer your students an amazing final revision on: Vocabulary and sentence patterns (for both Foundation and Higher- Fully differentiated by use of different colors) Grammar (All Tenses/ All sentence Patters/ Inversions/ Word Order even -Verb, Verb technique/ Passive Voice) Exam Questions for Speaking and Writing with some Model Answers Exam Practice Writing for each Topic (See below) with a big variety of examples, Scaffolding Techniques and exercises. Exam Practice Speaking ( Lots of examples/ photo-descriptions and patters to get a higher grade) It covers ALL the Topics bellow: Self and Family Relationships Marriage Social Media Internet & Technology Computer Mobile Phones Free Time Eating Habits Healthy Lifestyle House Town Environment Social & Global issues Festive & Traditions Holidays General Aspects Ideal Holidays & Future Holidays Last Holidays School Life & Education Work & Future Plans It also includes Exam tips, plenty of Diagrams for Tenses, and other grammatical Aspects such as Word Order after all possible Connectives, Openers, Passive Voice and Conditional Form for both abilities, Higher and Foundation. It includes** Role Play Models** (Helping a Tourist/ Booking a Hotel room/ Getting directions and more) It includes an Anhang -at the end- where students can work independently on different writing tasks (some Exam based Tasks) and develop their writing skills. There are also a few pictures for extra practice of the Bildbeschreibung in class. It is an adaptable hyperlink/ interactive Power Point Presentation which can be used as a final revision for Y11s or as a revision guide for all Years (End of Unit Revision) Students will absolutely love it, and most importantly they will be fully motivated to follow this and do well or even better in their exam. This is ALL You need as a Teacher to bust the confidence of all your students. Ideal for AQA - but can be used for all Exam Boards. Enjoy it.
viola12
German Escape Room for GCSE food and hobbies

German Escape Room for GCSE food and hobbies

A lesson that your students will not forget quickly! A spy themed escape room activity in which students need to solve German language related puzzles to get a code to jump from one website to the next in search of the German spy . Ideal as vocab and grammar revision for year 10 or 11 (based on GCSE Stimmt but compatible with other books). Will keep them focused even in the last lesson before the holidays! It focuses on vocab and research on German food but includes vocab from the topics school and hobbies, and practises word order and past participles. There is a “digital only” version and a" digital+paper" version. The “digital+paper” version is more fun because it involves the game website and paper puzzles that make the activities more “real”, but requires quite a bit of preparation by the teacher. The “digital only” version only requires one printout can be done last minute. The resource includes: Link to “Findet den Spion!” website and introduction video. Teacher instruction, including how to put together the puzzle items Teacher answers Puzzles to print out/Files for digital versions
jusch12
German Trivial pursuit game for Yr11 Revision

German Trivial pursuit game for Yr11 Revision

Based on the fabulous work of Danielle89 - I’ve translated into German. Originally set for AQA but I’m doing Edexcel and I think it’ll work fine with that too. I’ve changed a few of the original questions/words to better suit my class. Year 11 revision on all topic areas. Hope it’s ok.
RachelGrice
Biography Bundle: Famous Germanic People (Gutenberg, Merkel, Luther) 5 Bios!

Biography Bundle: Famous Germanic People (Gutenberg, Merkel, Luther) 5 Bios!

This file includes all 6 of my best selling German biographies at 50% off or $1 each! (Regular price $2 each) Brother Grimm Angela Merkel Johannes Gutenberg Albert Einstein Amadeus Mozart Each biography is written in German and contains a glossary of new English-German vocabulary and 4-6 reading comprehension questions.
ninatutor
Johannes Gutenberg Biografie - Biography

Johannes Gutenberg Biografie - Biography

This German reading is a short biography on the life and times of Johannes Gutenberg. In particular it discusses his invention and how it changed the course of history. The reading inclusive glossary of new vocabulary and four reading comprehension questions. Vocabulary includes: das Mittelalter der Erfinder der Buchdruck beweglichen Metallbuchstaben die Tinte entwickelt das Zinn das Blei das Jahrtausend EDITABLE FILE
ninatutor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biografie - Biography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Biografie - Biography

This German reading is about the life of Amadeus Mozart. It talks about his childhood, education, musical achievements and marriage. The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and four reading comprehension questions. EDITABLE FILE
ninatutor
Angela Merkel Biografie - Biography

Angela Merkel Biografie - Biography

This German language reading is a biography on the life of Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany. The reading includes a glossary of new vocabulary and five reading comprehension questions. Vocab includes: der Pfarrer die Abstammung die Bundeskanzlerin die Amtszeit die Wiedervereinigung der Sieg
ninatutor
Wild auf Musik - Musikarten

Wild auf Musik - Musikarten

PP on different types of music. Pairs with match up activity Blogs to practise reading skills and also faciliate as model answers Adjectives for match up activity
sammi--
Weihnachten in Deutschland - Kulturecke

Weihnachten in Deutschland - Kulturecke

5 texts on Christmas in Germany These were used in both Year 8 and 9 classes in different ways. PP explains instructions - analysing information and pulling out key vocab Great reading activity. I put class into ‘teams’ and they had to analyse the text and then tell their peers about that theme of German Christmas via either a role play or mini drama. Not my cover photo
sammi--
Kinoklub - Filme

Kinoklub - Filme

PP with adjectives and sentences starters to allow scaffolded approach to writing about film preferences Blog activity - 4 model answers on likes/dislikes. Can be used on its own or used as part of the Umfrage activity
sammi--