Author:
Shawn Moak, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Befehle Für Richtungen
  • Commands for Directions
  • German
  • Holiday
  • Reisen
  • Superlative
  • Superlatives
  • Travel
  • Urlaub
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 4, Activity 12: Reisen / Travel (Face to Face)

    German Level 4, Activity 12: Reisen / Travel (Face to Face)

    Overview

    Students talk about their dream holiday and plan the holiday using the TUI App. They will then present their holiday to the group.

    Activity Information

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    Travel / Reisen

    Description 

    Students talk about their dream holiday and plan the holiday using the TUI App. They will then present their holiday to the group.

    Semantic Topics

    Travel, Reisen, Holiday,  Urlaub, superlatives, Superlative, commands for directions, Befehle für Richtungen

    Products 

    TUI Travel App, TUI Reise-App

    Practices 

    The use of technology to plan a dream vacation.  Der Einsatz von Technologie, um einen Traumurlaub zu planen.

    Perspectives  

    Travel to a German speaking country provides many opportunities to further German language education and Germanic cultural education. Planning ahead can make for a better travel experience.  Reisen in ein deutschsprachiges Land bieten viele Möglichkeiten der deutschsprachigen und germanisch-kulturellen Bildung. Eine vorausschauende Planung kann für ein besseres Reiseerlebnis sorgen.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards

    • Standard 1.2  Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 1.3 Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.

    Idaho State Content Standards

    • Objective: COMM 2.1  Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read or viewed on a variety of topics.
    • Objective: COMM 3.1  Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can plan and present on my ideal trip.
    • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
    • I can discuss past travel experiences.

    Materials Needed

    Warm-Up

    1. Watch the TUI App.

         WSchauen Sie sich die TUI-App an.

    2. What can you do with the app?

         Was kann man mit dem App machen?

    3. Do you think the "my TUI app" will be helpful?

         Denkt ihr, dass die "meine TUI App" hilfreich sein wird?

    Main Activity

    Plan Your Trip!

    Plant euren Urlaub!

    1. With PicCollage, Maps or Google Earth plan your dream holiday.

              Mit PicCollage, Maps oder Google Earth plant euren Traumurlaub!

    2. Present your dream holiday for the group.

                   Präsentiert den Traumurlaub für die Gruppe!

    Wrap-Up

    Ask students the following question(s) to finish the activity:

    • Versucht ihr die Sprache ein wenig zu lernen, bevor ihr in Urlaub fahrt? (Are you trying to learn the language a bit before you go on vacation?)
    • Was waren die größten Missgeschicke oder Pannen (accidents) die euch auf euren Reisen passiert sind? (What were the biggest mishaps or accidents that happened to you on your travels?)
    • Wie würdet ihr euch ohne Smartphone auf einer Reise zurechtfinden? (How would you find your way on a trip without a smartphone?)

    Cultural Resources

    Linked is an Easy German video, What is Your Dream Vacation.

    End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
      their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can plan and present on my ideal trip.
    • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
    • I can discuss past travel experiences.