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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 Christmas Quiz 2017

German Christmas Quiz 2017

A PowerPoint quiz with 6 rounds including geography, famous German speakers, Celebs, German words The answers then all relate to German Christmas words! Ideal for KS3 and KS4 Answers included - a whole lesson planned for you !
colmerm
AS/A level practice of summary skills

AS/A level practice of summary skills

If helpful, a listening (video) and a reading text for group summarising (all in English for practising without worrying about understanding) - no wrong answers, just a starting point for students to discuss what summarising is, what is required and how to go about it. Not complicated, and involved peer (not teacher) assessment.
semerson6
MFL Posters - Language Icons

MFL Posters - Language Icons

These posters are designed to promote learning foreign languages in schools, the choice of 'language icons' covers many successful people in sport, science, music, film. The main aim of this campaign is to show to students that learning languages enhances chances of success in life.
Lukaszlucky
MFL poster 2 - Audrey Hepburn

MFL poster 2 - Audrey Hepburn

This poster is designed to promote learning foreign languages in schools, the choice of 'language icons' covers many successful people in sport, science, music, film. The main aim of this campaign is to show to students that learning languages enhances chances of success in life.
Lukaszlucky
Architekturstile

Architekturstile

Planned as introduction to AQA Linear Unit on Art and Architecture. Short introduction of styles, then recognizing/ naming task. Paragraph about the Voelkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig to trigger own writing which the students got really into after discussing possible places. 'My favourite place' can of course be adapted if need be.
brettl
Meilensteine der Architektur - AS level architecture

Meilensteine der Architektur - AS level architecture

This is to support AQA German A level, Hodder & Stoughton book Kapitel: Kunst und Architektur, page 74-77 I have used this in combination with semerson6's resources https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-german-a-level-hodder-and-stoughton-book-kunst-und-architektur-11486144. The first task is about the famous buildings mentioned in the “Zum Einstieg” box at the beginning of the chapter. The powerpoint “Berühmte Gebäude” contains pictures of each of the buildings, showing each one for a few seconds and then moving on to the next (it plays in a loop). While watching the presentation students should fill in the worksheet about the name, country and function of the building. The web tasks ppt contains a link to an overview sheet of different styles that I found online. After going through the vocab with the students, they then use their devices to go to 360cities.net to look at a 360 degree view of the buildings (they are the same ones from the text on p. 75 which can be used as the answer sheet) and work out what style they represent. My students enjoyed that task very much and I think it bring architecture a bit more to life.
jusch12
AQA AS German 2016 Speaking Cards (UPDATED Apr 2017)

AQA AS German 2016 Speaking Cards (UPDATED Apr 2017)

AQA AS German NEW SPEC 2016 UPDATED - there were previously some small grammatical mistakes which are now corrected UPDATED - now includes the Berlin topic A total of 24 speaking cards I've made to practise for the speaking exam. Please leave a review :-)
jhalkyard
Architektur (Vergangenheit) - Leipzig

Architektur (Vergangenheit) - Leipzig

Some examples of historical buildings in Leipzig. This follows on from lessons on art history (styles, time periods etc). Pupils can receive the pictures of the buildings and the time period/building style document, and then annotate the pictures with their knowledge (i.e. pointing out round arches, use of concrete etc). You could then take them through the pictures so the pupils can jot down the name of the buildings. Afterwards we discussed the different styles, what they individually "say" to the pupil (links to expressing emotion & reaction), and then put together our own tour of Leipzig's architectural styles (using comparatives, superlatives and modal verbs). The final task was to discuss the final quote (I need to find the author of the quote!) - pupils enjoyed linking in historical background with the actual buildings, although it may prove to be challenging for some.
samcosgrove11
Architektur im Alltag (Leipzig)

Architektur im Alltag (Leipzig)

Some resources on the topic of Architektur im Alltag. There's a powerpoint with pictures of 6 contemporary structures in Leipzig which are accompanied by a teacher transcript detailing background information of the buildings - the most able pupils can fill out the note taking document whilst this is read, whilst pupils who require a bit more support can fill out the gap fill exercise (answers are on the last page, can be optionally given to the pupils). Pupils can then discuss the features of contemporary architecture and the uses of them, and then fill out the descriptions document - could possibly do some peer-assessment of answers afterwards.
samcosgrove11
AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Film und Fernsehen

AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) - Film und Fernsehen

This is a complete one-hour lesson designed to accompany page 34 (Film und Fernsehen) of the AQA Stimmt! GCSE German (Higher) textbook. Includes starter, objectives, links and solutions to Listening and Reading exercises in the textbook., plenary and other activities.
ftbnemesis
GOODBYE LENIN film project adapted to new GCSE 2018 FILMKRITIK FILM REVIEW

GOODBYE LENIN film project adapted to new GCSE 2018 FILMKRITIK FILM REVIEW

This contains a whole film project about "Goodbye Lenin" which I used for my year 10 groups over 2 weeks (7 lessons). We did it at the end of "Zeit fuer Freizeit" unit from the Stimmt 9-1 Higher textbook to expose pupils to an authentic German film full of culture. In the Power Point you have an outline of how I structured the lessons + activities from the booklet. I created also a booklet for pupils with all activities around the film. Over the course of the lessons pupils will explore the historical East vs West Germany division, the concepts of Wende and Ostalgie and loads of activities on the film. The year 10s loved the whole project and motivation was high since they are a very clever group. At the same time they loved doing something which is usually required at A-level. At the end of the PPT and the booklet you also find the questions for the speaking assessment and a writing assessment task in the new GCSE style! It worked so well!
antmfl
Film / Film stars / German films / Actors / Opinions on films

Film / Film stars / German films / Actors / Opinions on films

This is a complete set of two lessons designed to teach students to: Understand and use the vocabulary needed for expressing your opinions on the subject of films Describe actors and types of films Express your opinion on film stars and various types of films These lessons were originally designed around the AQA AS German Nelson Thornes textbook, but contain other resources and activities which can easily be used with the new A Level.
ftbnemesis
Films and Cinema in German - Kino und Filme

Films and Cinema in German - Kino und Filme

A presentation of different genres of films in German that can be used as a quiz. There are six rounds including recognising genres from posters, reading film descriptions and listening to trailers. Can be used to introduce the topic of film, for example in Chapter 2 Zeit fur Freizeit in Stimmt GCSE. Answers after each round and again all together at the end of the presentation, depending on the way the quiz is played and marked. Please read the slide notes.
jusch12
Cultural German KS3 Starter slides

Cultural German KS3 Starter slides

Cultural starter slides for KS3 German Progressively more difficult as the slides go on. Topics include: 'News' articles - Slides 1-20 Geography of Germany - Slides 21-53 History of Germany - Slides 54-60 Keywords: starter, cultural, German, KS3, Geography, History, News
StefOliver
Film "Die Welle"

Film "Die Welle"

Having been recommended this film (Die Welle), thought I'd make some resources to go with it. There are two worksheets - the first worksheet corresponds to the first 27 minutes of the film. The second worksheet goes with the rest of the film. Just a word of caution, there is one scene in a club imitating a sexual act in the first 27 minutes (I blacked out the screen when I showed students this film)
knotty80
Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes on art, life and Dada

Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes on art, life and Dada

Kurt Schwitters, his sourced quotes by the Dada artist on his life and art in German non-political Dadaism. Kurt Schwitters was a Dadaist sculptor, painter, poet and writer. He represented as essential Dada artist the non-political Dada in Germany. He organized Dada-meetings, o.a. in The Netherlands, together with Theo van Doesburg. Schwitters refers in the quotes to his created Dada art like the many glued collages he made, his poems (he partly created together with Hans Arp), his installation art: Merz-bau and his music-piece the Ursonate. Kurt Schwitters had to move to Norway in the 1930's and later again to England, to escape the terror of Nazism. He became famous by his many glued collages, he made of everyday material like tram-tickets. More sourced quotes of Kurt Schwitters are placed on Wikiquote (and of many more Dada artists like Jean Arp and Duchamp in his early years). On Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of the Dada artist Schwitters. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his created paintings and collages in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images there become visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all the moves and changes - of Kurt Schwitters' art. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Marian Werefkin, her sourced quotes on art and life

Marian Werefkin, her sourced quotes on art and life

Marian Werefkin (Marianne von Werefkin), in sourced quotes of the Russian-born woman-artist on her very expressionist painting art and life. Werefkin had a great impact on the artists in Der Blaue Reiter in Munich; she created a very expressive and colorful painting art. With the Russian painter Jawlensky Marian left Russia en got involved in the German artist group Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider - part of German Expressionism. Moreover she was Jawlensky's muse and had great theoretical influence in Blue Rider art discussions. With other Blaue Reiter artists like Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter Marianne Werefkin and Jawlensky painted many colorful landscapes in 'open air' - in and around the village Murnau. In 1914 she fled with Jawlensky to Switzerland because of the start of the war. After 1918 they parted - she left for Ascona, Italy and worked there till her death. More sourced quotes of Marian Werefkin are also placed on Wikiquote; on Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of her. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of her colorful and expressive paintings in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images there become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all the moves and changes - of Marian Werefkin's art. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Dada / Dadaism, described and explained by the Dadaist artists + selected art images

Dada / Dadaism, described and explained by the Dadaist artists + selected art images

Dada / Dadaism, here described and explained in sourced quotes of famous Dadaist artists, a. o. Kurt Schwitters, Hans / Jean Arp en Theo van Doesburg + selected art images. Dadaism was the most revolting modern art movement which started in Switzerland and Germany, reacting on World War 1. It was a critical art style, but moreover it was a way of life. It ridiculed ruling society without formulating serious alternative. In that way Dada did not want to become a real modern art movement with new goals and options for modern art. The meaning and origin of Dada history was to criticize dominant culture fundamentally by making joy out of it - ridiculing everything. On Wikiquote under the head of Dada I collected also many sourced quotes to describe Dadaism, and on Wikipedia you find a good description with useful art-links for Dada. On Wikiart there are characteristic art images of Dada. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Expressionism, described and explained by the Expressionist artists + selected art images

Expressionism, described and explained by the Expressionist artists + selected art images

German Expressionism, described and explained in sourced quotes by the famous Expressionist artists which illustrate very well the German modern art movement. Moreover a selection of art images from Expressionism. Expressionism was a mainly German question. You find here artist quotes on the history facts and the characteristics of Expressionism, the modern art movement which broke with Impressionism painting. The Expressionist artists wanted to create art in new and strong emotional expressions. Some artists searched in a figurative direction (Die Brücke / The Bridge), others in a more abstract way of expression (Der Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider). On Wikiquote I also collected sourced artists quotes under the head of German Expressionism, on Wikipedia you find a more detailed description of the German art movement. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek - Fons Heijnsbroek
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Gabriele Munter, her sourced quotes on painting art & life

Gabriele Munter, her sourced quotes on painting art & life

Gabriele Munter, in sourced quotes of the German woman-painter, telling about her landscape-painting around Murnau and her life with Kandinsky and the other artists of Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider). Marianne frequently painted together in open air with Kandinsky and the other artists between 1908 - 1914. She describes in her quotes the daily life stories and experiences of her years with Kandinsky . The two artists lived together in Murnau and painted side by side many landscape paintings in open air around the village in the lower mountain area near Munich, Germany. Gabriele was participating in the German Expressionism art-group Blue Rider. In her quotes she reports about the other Blue Rider artists like Paul Klee, Jawlensky, Marianne Werefkin, Franz Marc - and their daily cooperation and art exchange of ideas, comments and art critic. For example she describes how after 1914 (when Kandinsky left because of the war) she continued painting landscape with palette knife first and then the brushes, learned from Kandinsky, but holding her painting in a representational, colorful style. Abstract art was not for her. More sourced quotes of the woman-artist Marianne Werefkin are also placed on Wikiquote - including many quotes of the other Blue Rider artists -, and the amount increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of the German woman-painter. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of her painting art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all moves and changes - of Gabriele Munter and the developments in Blaue Reiter. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Paula Modersohn-Becker, sourced quotes on painting & life

Paula Modersohn-Becker, sourced quotes on painting & life

Paula Modersohn-Becker, in her sourced quotes by the German woman-artist, who died young. In her quotes Paula Modersohn describes her early stay and artistic life in Worpswede, the artist-colony in North Germany. There she painted in open air her many German landscape paintings of the different seasons and many portraits as well (many children)! She describes the huge impact of Nature on her senses and on her painting art. Paula Modersohn-Becker moved in her panting between Impressionism and Expressionism, in my view. In later quotes - taken from her letters she wrote from Paris to her husband Otto Modersohn - Paula describes her stay in Paris with depressions and her painterly uncertainties, but also her admiration for Cezanne and Matisse. She writes how painting demands a great deal of her powers and energy, but also: 'working and sleeping in the same room with my paintings is a delight'. In my personal view Paula prepared for a part German Expressionism or is a part of it, already. More sourced quotes of Paula Modersohn-Becker are also placed on Wikiquote and the amount increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of this famous German woman-artist. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of her painting art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all moves and changes - of Paula Modersohn-Becker's art. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Franz Marc, his sourced quotes on animal painting & life

Franz Marc, his sourced quotes on animal painting & life

Franz Marc describes in his sourced quotes his colorful painting art of animals like his famous Deer, Fox and Horse paintings. Franz Marc became famous for the vivid and expressive colors he used in his animal paintings. He was looking for expressive modern art and related his art frequently with contemporaneous Futurism and Cubism. His artist quotes report also some life stories in the midst of the German artist-group Blue Rider / Blaue Reiter. Franz Marc was initiating with Kandinsky the art movement Blaue Reiter, in Munich, Germany. He rejected Cubism and abstract art very firmly, because of loosing their subject in the abstraction. Franz Marc wanted to catch the identity of his horse or deer or fox as a recognizable being in his painting art! However, also his own art became more and more abstract in a certain way. Franz Marc died very young in the battle-fields of World War 1 in 1915, some months later than his close artist-friend August Macke. Mourced artist quotes of Franz Marc and the other Blaue Reiter artists are placed on Wikiquote and the amount increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good and extended biography facts of the German Expressionist artist. For Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of Franz Marc's painting art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all moves and changes - of this German artist. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Paul Klee, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Paul Klee, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Paul Klee, the Swiss-born artist, in sourced quotes on his painting art and artist life. Klee as younger artist was influenced by many different art styles in his work, including expressionism, cubism and surrealism; later he influenced Kandinsky when they were both teaching at the German Bauhaus, from c. 1920. As young artist Klee participated in Blaue Reiter art-group in Munich; some of his quotes are referring to this period and the Blue Rider artists like Franz Marc. Klee painted then sometimes in open air, together with Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Jawlensky and Marian Werefkin. Later Klee and Kandinsky became both art teachers at the Bauhaus Art School in Dessau, in the same years that Josef Albers and Itten were teaching there. Some of his sourced quotes here are taken from 'Creative Credo' [Schöpferische Konfession], written down by Paul Klee in 1920. In this text he formulated some artistic principles on the relation between visible and invisible. The main task of art was for Klee: 'Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible'. Many sourced quotes of Paul Klee are also placed on Wikiquote, and the amount of quotes increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find extended biography facts of the artist. For Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of Paul Klee's painting art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all artistic moves and changes - of the famous artist. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Kirchner, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Kirchner, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Ernst Kirchner, his sourced quotes on painting art and life in Die Brücke, famous artist-group in German Expressionism. Kirchner was a leading figure of the famous artist-group Die Brücke / The Bridge, first in Dresden, later moving tho the big city Berlin. In his quotes Kirchner describes his Berlin years with Die Brücke, and many attempts to catch dynamic and hectic city-life in his very direct sketches; using them for more elaborated colorful paintings of the urban city life in Berlin circa 1908 - 1915. As a soldier Kirchner went into World War 1. as a medic, but collapsed mentally very soon in 1915. This collapse meant also a definite break with his wild Berlin years filled with drugs, coccotes and speedy city-life. It was after 1918 in Switzerland when Kirchner recovered and continued to make expressive colorful painting and sculpture art. Many sourced quotes are taken from letters he wrote in Switzerland where he found peace and inspiration, together with his wife Erna he met already in Berlin. Kirchner worked for more than 20 years hard in the country of Switzerland and produced a lot of expressive colorful paintings, sculptures and decorative art. It stopped with his sudden suicide in 1938 when the Nazi-threat from Germany became to heavily for his vulnerable mind. Many of his earlier artworks were categorized and exhibited as 'Entartete Kunst' (Degenerate art) by the Nazi's, together with the art of other German artists, as Max Beckmann, Emile Nolde, Heckel and other Expressionists. You can find more informative and sourced quotes of Ernst Kirchner on Wikiquote - and of many other Expressionist artists. On Wikipedia there are extended biography facts of the German artist. For Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of Kirchner's art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all moves and changes - of the famous German artist. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Anselm Kiefer, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Anselm Kiefer, his sourced quotes on painting art and life

Anselm Kiefer, his sourced artist quotes on his painting and sculpture art and artist life. Kiefers art is frequently referring to the roots history of the Nazi-terror in German history. Kiefer (born in 1945) is a contemporary German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys during the 1970's in Düsseldorf. His paintings he creates in various and mixed materials and media: straw, clay, lead, oil paint and shellac among others. Kiefer's mainly representational paintings have a large size and show clear historical references. The famous poet Celan inspired Kiefer’s themes of German history and the Holocaust, together with the spiritual concepts of Jewish Kabbala. In his sourced quotes Kiefer describes himself as an artist with a calling, a necessity to stay in the world by creating art: In his own words in 22005: 'It is my profession, yes [ to be an artist] but a calling.. ..that sounds a little bit pathetic, a little bit bombastic. I think it was much more natural.. ..I Thought – when I was a child – the only method to be not in the world but outside of the world is to be an artist. I feel me outside, yes.. ..I used my self, my body [in creating his art] as an instrument.. ..not only my body but also my spirit.. ..as an instrument to research something. More sourced quotes of Anselm Kiefer are also placed on Wikiquote, and the amount of quotes increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find extended biography facts of the German artist. – editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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