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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
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 quotes, his sourced quotes on art, life Dada, German artist (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Kurt Schwitters quotes, his sourced quotes on art, life Dada, German artist (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Kurt Schwitters - sourced quotes by the Dada artist on his life & art in German non-political Dada source for pupils, students and teachers in art Kurt Schwitters was a German 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 own created Dada art - like the many glued collages he made, his Dada-poems (he partly created with Hans Arp), his installation art: Merz-bau and his music-piece the Ursonate. 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. for more sourced quotes of Kurt Schwitters [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters] on Wikipedia you find good and extended biography facts of the Dada artist, Schwitters. for images of Schwitter’s art like his many collages: [https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Kurt Schwitters] editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Marianne von Werefkin quotes, on her colorful painting art & artistic life   (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Marianne von Werefkin quotes, on her colorful painting art & artistic life (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Marianne von Werefkin quotes, of the Russian-born woman-artist, on her expressionist painting art & artistic life source for pupils, students and teachers in art Marianne von werefkin left Russia with the painter Jawlensky Marian; they got together involved in the German artist group Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider - part of German Expressionism. She was Jawlensky’s muse, moreover she had great theoretical influence in the Blue Rider art discussions. Werefkin created a very expressive and colorful painting art.With other Blaue Reiter artists like Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter and her husband then, Jawlensky, she 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 World War 1. After 1918 they parted - she left for Ascona, Italy and painted there till her death. on Wikiepedia you find extended biography facts of Marianne von Werefkin. more artist quotes of Marian Werefkin you find on Wikiquote: [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Marianne_von_Werefkin] for images of her expressive painting art, see: [https://www.wikiart.org/en/marianne-von-werefkin] editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Dada / Dadaism, described in quotes of the Dadaist artists + selected images (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Dada / Dadaism, described in quotes of the Dadaist artists + selected images (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Dada / Dadaism, described and explained in quotes of the Dadaist artists + selected Dada art images source for pupils, students and teachers in art Dadaism was the most revolting of all modern European art-movements. It started in Switzerland and Germany, reacting strongly on World War 1. It was a critical art-style with jokes - but in fact Dada was more or less an artistic way of life. It ridiculed ruling society without formulating serious alternative roads to go. In this view Dada didn’t want to become a art movement, with new goals and options to create modern art, like Futurism or Cubism did. The meaning and origin of Dada was just to criticize the dominant culture - mainly by making joy out of it and fooling everything and everyone of the official world; including itself! on Wikiquote you find many artist-quotes which illustrate Dada, see: [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dada] on Wikipedia you find an extended description of Dadaism and the Dada-artists, with useful art-links. on Wikiart there are many characteristic Dada art images to find: [https://www.wikiart.org/en/paintings-by-style/dada#!#filterName:all-works,viewType:masonry] editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Expressionism, described in quotes of the Expressionist artists + images (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Expressionism, described in quotes of the Expressionist artists + images (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

German Expressionism, described in quotes of the involved Expressionist artists + expressionist art images source for pupils, students and teachers in art Expressionism was at first a mainly German art-affaire. You find here Expressionist artists, collected with their quotes on the characteristics and their relation to Expressionism. It was essentially the modern art movement which broke with Impressionist painting and color use. The Expressionist artists wanted to create art in strong emotional expressions and flat color-fields. A part of the artists searched for a figurative direction (artist-group in Dreden / Berlin: ‘Die Brücke / The Bridge’), others developed a more abstract way of expression (artist-group in München: ‘Der Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider’). on Wikiquote you find more collected artist-quotes from German Expressionism, see: [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Expressionism] on Wikipedia you find an extended description of German Expressionism editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Paula Modersohn quotes, on painting art & artist-life in Worpswede / Paris   (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Paula Modersohn quotes, on painting art & artist-life in Worpswede / Paris (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Paula Modersohn-Becker quotes, on her painting art & artist-life in Worpswede and in Paris for pupils, students and teachers in art In her quotes Paula Modersohn describes her early painting activities and her 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 (children and mothers)! She writes about the huge impact of Nature on her senses and on her painting-style. She moved between Impressionism and Expressionism - in my perosnal view. In later quotes - taken from her letters she wrote from Paris to her husband Otto Modersohn - Paula describes her stay in Paris with her depressions and her painterly uncertainties. But also about her great joy to see in reality the paintings there of Cezanne and Matisse. She writes how painting demands a great deal of her powers and energy. And: ‘…working and sleeping in the same room with my paintings is a delight’. In my personal view Paula German Expressionism or became already an essential part of it. on Wikipedia you find extended biographical descriptions of Paula’s life. for more quotes of Paula Modersohn (all sourced) on Wikiquote, see: [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Paula_Modersohn-Becker] for images of Modersohn’ painting art on Wikiart, see: [https://www.wikiart.org/en/paula-modersohn-becker] editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Anselm Kiefer, quotes on his painting + sculpture & artist life in Germany (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Anselm Kiefer, quotes on his painting + sculpture & artist life in Germany (ed. Fons Heijnsbroek)

Anselm Kiefer, quotes on his painting + sculpture & his artist life in Germany for pupils, students and teachers in art Kiefer’s art is frequently referring to the Nazi-terror and other roots of German history. He was born in 1945, and studied art with teacher Joseph Beuys during the 1970’s in Düsseldorf. His paintings he makes from straw, clay, lead, oil paint and shellac - among others. They are mainly representational paintings and have a large size. They show clearly historical references. The poet Celan inspired Kiefer in themes of German history and Holocaust, but also the spiritual concepts of Jewish Kabbala. In his artist quotes Kiefer describes himself as an artist with a calling - a necessity to stay in the world by creating art. His own words in 2005, about his choiche to become an artist: '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 as an instrument (to create art)… …not only my body but also my spirit… …as an instrument to research something. on Wikipedia you find extended biographical notes on Kiefer’s artistic life. for more quotes of Anselm Kiefer (all sourced) on Wikiquote, see: [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Anselm_Kiefer] for images of Kiefer’s art on WikiCommons, see: [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Anselm_Kiefer] editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Kandinsky, his sourced quotes on abstract painting art & life

Kandinsky, his sourced quotes on abstract painting art & life

Wassily Kandinsky, in sourced quotes by the famous Russian-born artist on his life and on painting art. Kandinsky explains in quotes his use of color, composition, line and the role of 'music' in his visual arts. Kandinsky is one of the essential artist in the start and development of abstract art, with Mondrian, Malevich and several other artists. His publication of 'Concerning the Spiritual in Art' in 1910 (some quotes I took from this text) had a huge impact on other contemporaneous artist in West-Europe, searching for new way in painting. Kandinsky started with Franz Marc the artist-group Blaue Reiter / Blue Rider in Munich in 1912; he published many art essays in the Almanac of Blue Rider. Moreover he lived for circa ten years - till 1914 - in Murnau together with German woman-painter Gabriele Münter - they painted many landscape-paintings in open air togehter with other Blue Rider artists, like Jawlensky, Marianne Werefkin and PauL Klee. The mutual exchange and influence of these artists in their plain air works of this period are very clearly to discover. Color, form, and line were extremely important aspects for Kandinsky in creating painting art with some spiritual meaning. Music was a very inspiring source for him in creating his art; Kandinsky could almost hear the colors and forms. In the selected sourced quotes I took from his art essays he describes and explains these matters thoroughly. In 1914 Kandinsky had to go back to Russia because of the outbreak of World War 1. In 1921 Kandinsky became art teacher at the famous German art school Bauhaus, together with Paul Klee. Following a Nazi smear campaign the Bauhaus art school left Dessau in 1932 for Berlin, until its dissolution in July 1933. Kandinsky then left Germany, settling in Paris, where he lived and worked till his death in 1946. More sourced quotes of Kandinsky are also placed on Wikiquote and the amount of quotes increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good biography facts of this famous artist in abstract art. For Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of Kandinsky'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 - in the artistic life of Wassily Kandinsky. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Hans Hofmann, his sourced quotes on painting art & life

Hans Hofmann, his sourced quotes on painting art & life

Hans Hofmann, in his sourced quotes on painting art and his life in American Abstract Expressionism. Hofmann was a German-born artist who later traveled to American c. 1932. There he became a leading senior painter of Abstract Expressionism in New York and had strong influence with his art concept of push & pull painting. He was active in many art-debates in the scene of The New York School. His first real abstract paintings date from circa 1940. Hofmann believed that abstract art was a way to get at the important reality. He famously stated that 'the ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak'.. Hofmann became famous for his expressive, energetic painting art and for his innovative ideas in creating modern painting like his art concept of 'Push Pull'’. One famous painting is 'The Gate', he painted circa 1959. Hans Hofmann as a real senior artist was an important art teacher for many American young painters in New York. Sourced quotes of Hans Hofmann are also placed on Wikiquote and the amount of his quotes increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good biography facts of the German-born artist. For Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his 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 - in Hofmann's artistic life. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Caspar David Friedrich's quotes on his Romantic painting art - for students, pupils and art teachers

Caspar David Friedrich's quotes on his Romantic painting art - for students, pupils and art teachers

Caspar David Friedrich , his sourced quotes on painting and life in Romanticism, collected for students and older pupils; But also for teachers in art education; Friedrich's quotes give information directly from the artist himself about his painting art in German Romanticism. Friedrich explains his Romantic attitude and his characteristic way of landscape painting. He is famous for his many wide Romantic landscapes he painted, at the empty shore or in the high mountains. Most of Friedrich’s landscapes show humble human beings in a wide Nature. His primary interest as an Romantic painter artist was contemplation of Nature and the Sublime, what places him in art history. Friedrich most famous paintings are 'Wanderer, The Monk, Moonrise, Winterreise'. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Famous Women Artists - in their quotes on creating art & their artistic life - for students & pupils

Famous Women Artists - in their quotes on creating art & their artistic life - for students & pupils

Famous women-artists, in their sourced quotes and stories -telling about the modern art they created and about their individual artistic life. These collected quotes give important information to students and older pupils. But also for teachers in art education; they get information directly from the woman-artist herself, in her quotes and stories. You find her collected women-artist quotes of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, The American woman-artists Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and Georgia O'Keeffe, the German women Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Munter and Marianne Werefkin, and the English famous sculpture-artist Barbara Hepworth. The sourced quotes are here selected per woman-artist, including biography information and life facts. On Wikipedia you find more extended information on each artist. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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Joseph Beuys, his quotes on modern art & his artist life - for students, pupils, art teachers

Joseph Beuys, his quotes on modern art & his artist life - for students, pupils, art teachers

Joseph (Josef) Beuys, with his artist quotes on sculpture art, life and his famous art performances. The collected quotes of the German artist give important information to students and older pupils. But also for teachers in art education; they can read and learn from Josef Albers himself because many of his quotes express his ideas and concepts of 'modern art' in the 1960's. They are an essential part of modern art development between 1950 - 1975 in Europe and the U.S. During his whole life Josef Beuys was and always kept strongly focused on the relation between modern art and society. Beuys was a German artist, creating his art after World War 2. He developed a radical art concept of ‘Social Sculpture’, as he explains clearly in his selected quotes. Beuys also comments in illustrative remarks on his famous performance act with the coyote in ‘I like America...’ and the many 'objects' he made like 'Fat Chair' and 'Fat Corners'. The material 'fat' was a favorite medium to create his sculptures. Joseph Beuys was an important German art teacher and an inspirational art debater - especially at the American Art Schools with students. He admired Andy Warhol's Pop Art, but critically! Beuys was an essential part of the German Fluxus artist generation. - editor, Fons Heijnsbroek
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