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The Moral Dilemma Generator - [200 Slide PPT with 'Randomiser'] GERMAN VERSION

The Moral Dilemma Generator - [200 Slide PPT with 'Randomiser'] GERMAN VERSION

This resource has been translated from the English version with the author's (godwin86) position so that German teachers can foster moral debates in their classrooms. This is a great way to contribute towards SMSC education in your MFL classroom.The original English version can be found here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-p4c-the-moral-dilemma-generator-200-slide-ppt-with-randomiser-philosophy-for-kids-11381522Uses:-P4C (Philosophy for kids)-Form time activities-German lessons (KS4 & 5)-Debating societies-Making best use of spare time at the end of lessonsDiscussions follow one of four formats, each asking students to move from one side of the room or the other to make their position clear: teachers should then use questioning to foster a debate between students, encouraging them to present reasons for their choice and defend their position.The formats are:-"Which is more moral?" (students chose between two options)-"Agree or disagree?" (where students respond to a presented statement about morality of a moral issue)-"Who do you save?" (where students need to save one of two people/options, and justify the morality of their decision)-"Moral or immoral?" (where students cast their judgement on a given action, event or person.This resource is great value at £4.99 and cannot be found elsewhere:-It clearly contributes to the Moral aspect of your school's SMSC provision-It allows for countless hours of discussion and debate to be structured in a focussed and engaging manner.-It would take days to reproduce yourself.-It can save vast amounts of staff time in preparing cover lessons-It is the perfect way to make the most of any time a teacher might have left at the end of a lesson.-It deals with cross curricular issuesPlease note: this resource deals with controversial issues, debates and questions that may be deemed unsuitable for younger children. It is designed for secondary school students, but can be easily adapted to younger years with appropriate amendments by their teacher.

By Maxi88

Go German supplement produced by The TES

Go German supplement produced by The TES

This supplement was printed by The TES in March 2006 and tries to encourage pupils to take German. The articles aim to spark curiosity about the many great and varied contributions that Germans have made to the world, an understanding of how modern Germany moved from totalitarianism, and the wider benefits of curriculum projects and exchanges.

By TES_Community

Germany - Quiz

Germany - Quiz

This PowerPoint activity is for Years 7-9 which have Germany as the country they will represent on Sports Day. They will be doing a range of activities in form time, including this quiz, learning about one specific aspect of cultural interest, doing an introduction into the language ( they don't all learn German), listening to the national anthem and perhaps trying to learn a couple of chants. We have 11 form entry so 3 forms have Germany (Y7,8,9) and there are 10 other countries. Could be useful for the World Cup.

By rhawkes

A2 German Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands - CULTURAL

A2 German Speaking Test Questions and Answers - Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands - CULTURAL

Edexcel and AQA A-level questions and answers for your 2016 SPEAKING=WRITING exam practise. Topics are taken from AQA Past Papers Speaking Cards.The topic covered: Wiedervereinigung DeutschlandsLinks to resources are provided. On 10 pages you can choose from a wide range of answers and/or formulate your own. All information is up-to-date and relates to the current situation in 2015-2016.

By StartGerman

Germany - cultural focus (history)

Germany - cultural focus (history)

This PowerPoint activity is for Years 7-9 which have Germany as the country they will represent on Sports Day. They will be doing a range of activities in form time, including this quiz, learning about one specific aspect of cultural interest, doing an introduction into the language ( they don’t all learn German), listening to the national anthem and perhaps trying to learn a couple of chants. We have 11 form entry so 3 forms have Germany (Y7,8,9) and there are 10 other countries. Could be useful for the World Cup.

By rhawkes

A-Level: Refugees in Germany/Flüchtlinge in Deutschland

A-Level: Refugees in Germany/Flüchtlinge in Deutschland

A booklet with 4 activities designed for Y13 students based on this very topical theme. Includes translation into and out of German and 2 reading activities, as well as 3 maps to aid teacher explanation of refugee journeys and answers where applicable. Materials taken from German websites as detailed in the document and could be exploited in many more ways.

By Miss_A_Bates

Humanitäre Hilfe

Humanitäre Hilfe

A2 / Pre-U War and Peace topic. Authentic materials which include listening, reading skills and an authentic writing task. Grammar foci adjective / case endings and verbalisation / nominalisation. Includes solutions.

By regange

War and Peace - Jugendoffensive der Bundeswehr

War and Peace - Jugendoffensive der Bundeswehr

A2 / Pre-U, Topic War and Peace. Includes questions to a video (trailer to You-Yube series Die Rekruten), vocabulary list, grammar exercise (gapfill focussing on adjective/case endings), summary and writing task, all from authentic resources. Solutions included.

By regange

German National Service

German National Service

This is a PPP about the German national service (Wehrpflicht). It includes factual information and pictures to spark discussion. It has a quiz to go with it and a collection of for and against arguments you can cut into stripes and have the students work out the meaning and categorise into for and against.

By suhop

Ich liebe Berlin

Ich liebe Berlin

A tour of significant landmarks in Berlin with personal views about Germany's past. Paul, a young German with a very keen interest in Germany's history, takes us to locations in the capital that are of particular significance to him. We are given background information about the Cold War, the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall, the regeneration of the city and the history of its Communist past. He also talks of the legacy of guilt that his generation has to carry for previous generations.

By BBCClassClipsMFL

Das Wunder von Bern - pre film lesson

Das Wunder von Bern - pre film lesson

I pre film lesson for Das Wunder von Bern, looking at the background of the film and the recent history of Germany, to help pupils better understand the context. Based on a format developed by Rachel Hawkes.

By travellingfaery

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

This is about as simple an account of the Gunpowder Plot as I could come up with. Hopefully the visuals and the cognates will aid comprehension!

By petermorris2001

Ein schwieriges Vaterland

Ein schwieriges Vaterland

Adapted slightly from a text I originally included in Brennpunkt Neue Ausgabe. A German describes some of the difficulties relating to German national identity. Followed by two comprehension activities.

By petermorris2001

German:  Paris Attacks Listening

German: Paris Attacks Listening

After the attacks in Paris on the 13th November, a German singer/songwriter has gone viral with his peace song written in the aftermath of the attacks.The listening activities link to youtube, there is a gapfill to complete for both an interview with the singer and for his song. The video for the song shows the lyrics, so you might not want to have the video visible for the gap fill.This is not a complete lesson, just something you could use with your class.

By lmd030190

The Berlin Wall - the division of Berlin

The Berlin Wall - the division of Berlin

Marko talks about the history of the Berlin Wall and what has changed since it came down. He shows us where the wall used to be and then goes into detail about when and why it was built and the trauma it caused to families. He then shows what happened when it was pulled down and the redevelopment of Potsdamer Platz to make it the new centre. Rolli and Rita then sing a song about the town. They use some good phrases such as 'hier kann man vieles machen'.

By BBCClassClipsMFL

Our Berlin (Unser Berlin)

Our Berlin (Unser Berlin)

An introduction to some of the main attractions in Berlin, the Ku'damm and the Gedächtniskirche, as seen by two children - Jessica and Thomas. Jessica mentions KaDeWe, shopping, cinemas, cafes and people to see. She then mentions the Gedächtniskirche and Thomas takes us through the history of Germany and why the Church was never rebuilt. He gives us a brief history of the Second World War.

By BBCClassClipsMFL