German: East Germany Stasi - Simulation Class Project
This lesson is in German. It can be adapted for levels 3-AP. It is a great activity to do after watching the Lives of Others (FYI make sure to edit this film before showing in a class!)

After prepping student to understand the basic history of East German Life have them better understand the concept of the Stasi through this engaging lesson. A brief section on adjective endings is included.

1. A power point called Stasi Universität where you learn to become a Stasi. Start each class with simple regular physical exercises, then discuss what a traitor is, some basic Stasi rules and how to tell a liar! The powerpoint focuses on simple language and some key vocab. Have students memorize these things as a part of their Stasi exam!

2. An observation form. Assign students to observe and monitor another student in class. Make sure they understand it is a secret! Then they fill out their "report" on their suspect. Share these reports a week later in class. If a student was uncovered then they are not allowed into the Stasi!

3. Have students complete the Stasi exam!

4. A certificate of completion for those who are able to make it ;)

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Created: Aug 19, 2016

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