Dutch teaching resources: Culture

Resources and ideas for Dutch, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Halloween

Halloween

Everything you need to get a Halloween week of lessons moving! Lots of different language lessons, fun photos and songs. Something for everyone!

By peterfogarty

St. Nicholas Day Assembly - Mystery of the real Father Christmas

St. Nicholas Day Assembly - Mystery of the real Father Christmas

St. Nicholas Day Assembly - Mystery of the real Father ChristmasWhat happens when St. Nicholas and Santa Claus come face to face? Is there room for two Father Christmases or must one go? Read on to find out!Although on the surface this is just a light-hearted encounter between 'the two Father Christmases', it could also be used to look at the deeper issue of Spiritualism versus Consumerism at Christmas.Duration: Around 10 minutes (This could be lengthened by the inclusion of carols and poems e.g. Twas the Night Before Christmas.Cast of 32 – easily adjusted up or downOther Christmas scripts written by Sue Russell available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com Sample TextNarrator: What a life! No wonder you were made into a saint, just one century after your death!St. Nicholas: It is something of a miracle that my popularity has continued. And that I am still going round, giving out gifts, both before and after December 5th.Narrator: Which is, of course, St. Nicholas Eve. And you're busy again, up to and including Christmas Eve?St. Nicholas: Indeed I am. So if you'll excuse me. I have work to do!(Sound of reindeer bells. Enter Santa Claus on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Santa leaps off and nearly knocks St. Nicholas over with his bulging sack full of toys)St. Nicholas: Hey, careful with that sack!(Mutters under his breath) And with that belly! Somebody has been taking a few extra helpings of Christmas pudding!Santa: What's that you say? I happen to think this year's outfit, like last year's, is the perfect fit!St. Nicholas: So. Who are you dressed up as?Santa: (Aghast) Pardon?St. Nicholas: Well, you're obviously in costume! What is the name of this jolly elf you are supposed to be?(Santa turns to Narrator)Santa: Is this guy for real? Does he really not know who I am?Narrator: It would seem that way. Perhaps it's time for some introductions.(Turns to St. Nicholas)Narrator: St. Nicholas, meet Santa Claus.(Turns to Santa Claus)Narrator: Santa Claus, meet St. Nicholas.

By suesplays

The Holocaust: Anne Frank's Experience.

The Holocaust: Anne Frank's Experience.

This was graded an 'outstanding' lesson. Hook Starter to be handed to pupils as they enter class. Lesson Intention and differentiated outcomes. Video links are included within the presentation. This lesson could be used without the need for exercise books as it is a learning stations based lesson for the most part. diary extracts / time line are included within this pack (other stations could include text books, laptops EG: On the Anne Frank Website an interactive tour of the Annex. I also included a 'bigger picture' station which showed an overview of The Holocaust though pictures etc as a whole. (All images and videos / sheets from Google / BBC Bitesize). Many Thanks.

By morlem

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Dutch Halloween Skeleton Counting Song - PowerPoint Presentation and Teaching Display

Dutch Halloween Skeleton Counting Song - PowerPoint Presentation and Teaching Display

Do you teach Dutch? Use my Halloween materials to boost their learning in a fun way!You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different skeletons being shown in each of the photos.You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about the Halloween Skeleton Counting Song.The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different groups of skeletons. The students can then discuss what they think each skeleton was saying or thinking. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.

By peterfogarty

Graffiti - Street-art - Wall-art! images in Amsterdam city - urban photography - photos &  pictures

Graffiti - Street-art - Wall-art! images in Amsterdam city - urban photography - photos & pictures

Graffiti, street-art and wall-paintings in Amsterdam city in urban photos. You find here also pictures of collage art, graffiti tags, stencil-art, pastes, stickers and writings and paintings on the wall. I made these photos between 2011 - 2015.I see these all these public expressions as urban art, meant for everybody and free to enjoy! You can use my city photography as a starting-point for making your collage or just as starting your personal inspiration.I hope you like these street art pictures I made in my lovely city Amsterdam. For more street-art images, go to my high resolution photos on Flickr by following one of the links here. - Dutch photographer, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

WOORDOKU6 (Kerstmis)

WOORDOKU6 (Kerstmis)

WOORDOKU6 (Kerstmis) is a simplified version of my WORDOKUs (word sudokus). The challenge is to slot the following Dutch words about Christmas into the grid: 1 de kerstster 2 de kerstkrans 3 de speculaaspop 4 de Kerstman 5 het elfje 6 het speelgoed

By Carlav

Vincent van Gogh, his artist quotes on painting art & life - for students, pupils and art teachers

Vincent van Gogh, his artist quotes on painting art & life - for students, pupils and art teachers

Vincent van Gogh, his quotes by the Dutch famous artist on painting art & life, collected for students and older pupils; but also for teachers in art education.These quotes are taken from his many letters he wrote to his brother Theo. Vincent informed Theo about his daily painting experiences and about other Impressionist Dutch painters he admired. He tells about his painting Potato Eaters, about his religious feelings and his goals in painting art. Van Gogh was very consciousness about his way of painting and planned a lot beforehand, like his choice of colors. The letters Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother are a rich source for learning his life, artistic ideas and development. They reveal a very conscious painter.On the bottom of the collected quotes are some links for searching through Van Gogh's complete letters. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

URBAN STILL LIFE: photos & pictures of construction works and building activities in city Amsterdam

URBAN STILL LIFE: photos & pictures of construction works and building activities in city Amsterdam

for children, pupils, parents and teachers:Here you find Still life photos of construction works and building activities in Amsterdam city 20010 - 2014: pictures and images of materials & tools in the streets.We - HilFo - like to show our photography from the streets in Amsterdam. We wander a lot through Amsterdam and shoot. Back home we make our discoveries and we select very strictly. One main subject what comes back every time are these pictures of street and city still lives.We call our photography project: HilFo: Hilly van Eerten and Fons Heijnsbroek. We both feel strongly connected with things, material, the skin of things. But in the same time we like to notice how all the materials and things are organized and constructed on their spot.Here you find our pictures and photos of some examples. They have a nice resolution so you can print them rather easily in good quality.Hilly van EertenFons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

Theo van Doesburg, artist quotes on painting art & De Stijl - for students, pupils and art teachers

Theo van Doesburg, artist quotes on painting art & De Stijl - for students, pupils and art teachers

Theo van Doesburg, his sourced artist quotes on his painting art, De Stijl, Dada and on making Concrete art. His collected quotes give important information to students and older pupils on several art movements. But also for teachers in art education the artist quotes of Theo van Doesburg clarify a lot about the artistic development and life of this Dutch artist. Van Doesburg was a famous Dutch painter-artist and became co-founder of the art movement and the art-magazine ‘De Stijl’ / The Style' with Piet Mondrian. Later his art-concept became much more dynamic (see the picture aside) and he broke with Mondrian and De Stijl movement. Van Doesburg started to cooperate with German Dada artists, like Kurt Schwitters and later Hans Arp. He wrote many art-manifestos, a.o. on Dada, on Elementarism, his own art style - on modern architecture and on the use of colors. Art theory was most important for the artist Theo van Doesburg.- editor, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

COLORFUL ABSTRACT PAINTING ART in watercolors - free download images in high resolution to print

COLORFUL ABSTRACT PAINTING ART in watercolors - free download images in high resolution to print

for parents, pupils, students and teachers in modern visual art:Here I placed a selection of my recent abstract and rather colorful watercolor paintings on paper. The images I published here in high resolution so you can download them free in a nice quality, if you like.These group of images I created mainly in a written way with brush; they are meant to be abstract painting in the sense of automatic writing of Surrealism. I painted them without any knowledge or ideas beforehand. Just in the action itself they come to life, only using my awareness during the painting process.Because I paint in watercolor the touch of the gesture in these pictures is rather directly, visible and clear, which I appreciate very much. - I like to create clear colorful and abstract images. Please enjoy if you like them and print them in nice quality.- Dutch artist, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

ON-ZINNETJES: "reading in context" can be seriously funny (DUTCH)

ON-ZINNETJES: "reading in context" can be seriously funny (DUTCH)

This is the Dutch version of Drôle d'exercice. Again, it is a stand-alone puzzle activity that might be just the ticket for an entertaining end-of-the-year lesson. My students genuinely enjoy this activity and I hope yours will, too. If it prompts you to create one or two of your own, please let me know.This set is intended for more advanced students of Dutch.

By Carlav

COLOFUL WATERCOLORs on PAPER: My Bed in the Hospital - by senior woman painter Hubertine Heijermans

COLOFUL WATERCOLORs on PAPER: My Bed in the Hospital - by senior woman painter Hubertine Heijermans

Pictures of 'My bed in the Hospital'.Here you find colorful watercolor paintings - still life in a large variation of just one and the same hospital bed - with its blankets, a pillow and sheets. The paintings are painted in watercolor technique on paper in 1990, by the Dutch-born senior woman-artist Hubertine Heijermans; she is living and working in Switzerland, canton Vaud.She gave me permission to place these watercolor paintings on TES in high resolution pictures - so you can print her images for free - just how you like it. But please mention her name!When I see these still life-watercolors of Hubertine Heijermans, she made of her bed in the hospital, they give me at once an impression of a mountain landscape. Maybe because I know very well she lives in Switzerland!I see in these still lifes of her hospital bed the structures of landscape with hills and small rivers running through the fields on the blankets. I love them!- Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

STREET ART - Graffiti, Tags, Pastes, Stencil Art & Wall-paintings of Amsterdam city in photos & pics

STREET ART - Graffiti, Tags, Pastes, Stencil Art & Wall-paintings of Amsterdam city in photos & pics

Street Art in Graffiti, Wall-paintings, stickers, pastes, stencil-art, wall-drawings and wall-writings I found in Amsterdam city between 2012-2015.I value this public city-art as urban expressions. So I like to picture them, mainly in relation to the surrounding streets and houses, where I meet them. You can use them to print, collage, as poster, etc. I hope you will enjoy them. You can download and use these pictures of street art of graffiti tags and photos of wall-painting art from the big city Amsterdam freely - in high resolution.- photographer, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

SWISS mountains & landscapes in WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & ART PRINTS by Dutch graphic woman artist

SWISS mountains & landscapes in WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS & ART PRINTS by Dutch graphic woman artist

Swiss mountain landscapes of the Alpine area, made by the senior woman-artist Hubertine Heijermans. Her Swiss landscapes she made in art prints and in colorful watercolor paintings on paper. Hubertine Heijermans lives as senior woman-artist in the Vaud canton, in Switzerland. Her print art and watercolors show very detailed the Swiss regional agriculture landscapes, fields, hills, mountains and meadows in the Pré-Alp area, Le Romande - on the French side of Switzerland. She also paints the farm-houses, wooden barns, rural sheds é stables. You can use the images freely, but mention her artist-name!You can find more images of her watercolor art on Flickr, under her name: Hubertine Heijermans.- Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

Karel Appel, his artist quotes on painting art & life story - for students, pupils, art teachers

Karel Appel, his artist quotes on painting art & life story - for students, pupils, art teachers

Karel Appel, his artist quotes on modern painting art & his artistic life stories - all sourced! His collected quotes contain important information for art students and older pupils. But also for teachers in art education; you can read Karel Appel himself, by his artist quotes and stories. Appel was a Dutch-born artist who lived later in Parisa and the U.S. He initiated as young artist in the Netherlands the famous modern artist group / art movement COBRA. This art group stood for creating primitive and direct painting - spontaneous art - like a child does.During his long artistic life Karel Appel continued to create spontaneous, colorful, expressive art in paintings, sculptures, lithography and in many graphic prints.His artist quotes and stories on his life reveal an intensive and intimate relation with the creation process of art, as a painter and as sculptor. Included are some biography facts for the artist Karel Appel.- editor, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

BOTANICAL GARDEN  of AMSTERDAM in pictures & modern GREENHOUSE of Amsterdam city in images & photos

BOTANICAL GARDEN of AMSTERDAM in pictures & modern GREENHOUSE of Amsterdam city in images & photos

Here you find photos and pictures of the old Botanical Garden of Amsterdam with its old and its modern greenhouses.The garden is located in the center of Amsterdam city. The pictures are made by Fons and Arjan Heijnsbroek during our common frequent visits to the Botanical Garden. You find views and more detailed pictures - impressions of the so-called Hortus Amsterdam and its possibilities. There are old and modern greenhouses to find in this old botanical garden. And you find plants and vegetation of several different climates: tropical, desert, sub-tropical, etc.. The botanical garden is located on the border of the old center, and started in the 17th century.- photographers: Arjan and Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof

Bram van Velde, his sourced quotes on painting & life

Bram van Velde, his sourced quotes on painting & life

Bram van Velde, in his sourced quotes on abstract painting and on his artistic life. Van Velde was a Dutch-born painter, living and working mainly in France. Bram van Velde became famous for his independent, abstract, often colored art style. A huge inspiration was Matisse's still life paintings for Van Velde during the 1930's. Later he painted completely abstract paintings.It was in the war in Paris that he met the writer Samuel Beckett. Van Velde's art resides between abstract expressionism, Ecole de Paris Surrealism. In the 1960's he evolved to an expressive and colorful abstract painting, intuitively created!You find more sourced quotes of Bram van Velde also on Wikiquote and his extended biography facts on Wikipedia. On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his created 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 Bram van Velde's art.- editor, Fons Heijnsbroek

By Matrozenhof