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Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Technologie / Technology Gap Fill

Gap fill and reading task on the subject of technology. Good for a starter and text can be exploited further. Could easily be changed into a running dictation.

By jhalkyard

German factoids starter

German factoids starter

Start every German lesson in your GCSE or A-Level classes with an interesting "QI" style fact in German. There are 35 slides, each with a fact, a picture. Translations of difficult words will appear when you click so teachers can decide if students need more help or not. Have a different slide up every time the students come in and they will want to work it out.

By jusch12

Introduction to Berlin Wall

Introduction to Berlin Wall

A short paragraph explaining the building and fall of the Berlin wall. Can be used as an introduction to the topic or as a one of lesson on the Berlin Wall (e.g. on the 3rd October).There are three different sheets with varying amounts of vocab help so they can be used from year 10 to year 13.Each worksheet contains the same paragraph about history, a vocab list, an activity where students have to find words in the text, a dictionary task and a quiz.

By jusch12

Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

Berlin Wall and Good Bye Lenin

A mix of resources to teach a unit about the Berlin wall and/or the film Good Bye Lenin. Suitable for old spec researched based essay or new spec topic "aspects of political life"

By jusch12

German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

German Separation - Schritte zur deutschen Teilung

Two longer texts looking at why Germany was divided into two different states in 1949, one looking at the development in the East, the other in the West. Includes a vocab list, a timeline that the students have to fill in and some discussion questions.Suitable for 6th form students preparing for the history option of the research based essay or the topic area of "Aspects of political life" in the new AQA specifications.

By jusch12

Musikgenres

Musikgenres

AS topic: MusikWorksheet to encourage wider reading and independent research. Students to answer questions about various music genres.Could be set as homework or as a cover lesson.Also available for free at www.thegermanclassroom.co.uk

By thegermanclassroom

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

Phrases to discuss a German text or article at A level

A list of higher level phrases to explain a text/article in German; especially useful for the role play component of A2. Sentences focus on: 1) Introductory remarks2) Explaining key points in a paragraph3) Linking/developing language (essay type phrases)4) Linking out to wider issues/giving personal opinion5) Talking about statistics and figures accurately.

By NicholasMorgan

Gestohlen - mystery task

Gestohlen - mystery task

Students have to pretend they are policemen investigating a theft. They have statements from 3 suspects and 3 pieces of evidence. One of the suspects has made a subtle mistake and the pupils must sift through the German to work out who has made an error. Its really just a way of getting them to read for detail in prep for examination tasks. I tell them they have to present a summary of their investigation as a list of bullet points of facts they have discovered in the course of the investigation. N.B. the answer is Willi who says he was dancing with his sister but the dance lessons at this time are for boys only therefore he is clearly not telling the truth. Still my students favourite activity every year.

By s.barfoot

Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

Conviction | A WWI critical thinking Project

A secondary school-focused teachers’ resource. Through contemporary stories, told through real sources, classes can use Conviction to reveal the dilemmas people faced 1914-18 such as conscientious objection. Accompanying lesson plans explore not only what happened, but moral questions which remain relevant today

By EllisQPSW

Authentic text for new German GCSE

Authentic text for new German GCSE

A text to prepare students for coping with longer pieces of written language. It is intended to boost their confidence about what they can understand but giving them steps to follow. By the end of the lesson they will hopefully understand much more of the text.

By MichelleRichards

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

KS5 German Doping im Sport - Sportler als Vorbilder

Based on Moook's recommendation of the DW audio report on Lance Armstrong's fall from grace: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/drugs-in-sport-lance-armstrong-6322491Contains a vocab list, as well as gap-fill transcript, plus an additional article on Maria Sharapova.

By hasslethehog

Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Sonnenfinsternis - Eclipse on Friday March 20th 2015

Three resources relating to the eclipse on 20th March 2015:(i) An original text for translation into English(ii) An adapted text with helpful diagram and multi-choice questions in English(iii) An adapted text with no helpful diagram and open questions in English

By petermorris2001

Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Writing Practice in Collaboration with native German speakers or teacher/mentors

Students often retain the effects of correction better when they make changes themselves. If they can do this under guidance from an expert helper, such as their teacher, mentor or foreign penfriend, so much the better. This writing activity is designed to work in the browser of any computer, iPad or tablet Teachers assign something they would like their students to write (they can create their own title if desired). It could be a sentence or two, an email, a letter or a full composition. The teacher tells their students to write their text at https://schoolshape.com/write. (If practising a foreign language accents are on the keyboard provided on tablets) The students write their text in the space.The students click the ‘send’ button and enter their expert helper’s email address. In the expert helper’s email inbox will be a message stating the name of the student and a link to their work. The expert helper will be able to make corrections to any orthographical mistakes in the work. The student will immediately see some red underlinings in his/her writing. The student will not see the corrected answer, but will have an opportunity to correct the work by following some hints generated by the system. At the foot of the student’s assignment there is a continuously updated record of the accuracy of his/her writing.You will notice that - when using the integrated keyboard on tablets, it will throw up useful options for foreign accents, making it quick and easy for students to input foreign language written assignments. - pasting text in from elsewhere has been disabled, thus discouraging plagiarism.- there is a built in inductive learning procedure. When work has been corrected by the teacher (or expert mentor, such as a penfriend), the student's work on the same assignment continues ... they can improve their percentage accuracy (displayed on their work) by following an automatic hint system guiding them towards the correct answer.Equipment requiredThis browser activity is available on computers, tablets, iPads and smartphones. It could be done ‘live’ in class or as a homework assignment, or both.

By rabyte