Author:
Shawn Moak, Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Bills
  • Comparative Speech
  • Expenses
  • Futur
  • Future
  • German
  • Germany
  • Groceries
  • Housing
  • Lebensmittel
  • Miete
  • Rechnungen
  • Rent
  • Spesen
  • Using Question Words
  • Vergleichende Rede
  • Verwendung Von Fragewörtern
  • Wohnen
    License:
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    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 3, Activity 07: Monatliche Ausgaben und Lebenssituationen / Monthly Expenses and Living Situations (Online)

    German Level 3, Activity 07: Monatliche Ausgaben und Lebenssituationen / Monthly Expenses and Living Situations (Online)

    Overview

    Students will discuss and answer questions about their current living situations, as well as what their living expenses look like.

    Activity Information

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    Monthly Expenses and Living Situations / Monatliche Ausgaben und Lebenssituationen

    Description  

    Students will discuss and answer questions about their current living situations, as well as what their living expenses look like.

    Semantic Topics

    Expenses, Spesen, groceries, Lebensmittel, Bills, Rechnungen, Housing, Wohnen, Rent, Miete, Using question words, Verwendung von Fragewörtern, Future, Futur, Comparative Speech,  Vergleichende Rede

    Products

    Jamboard to draw out living situations.  Jamboard, um Lebenssituationen herauszuarbeiten.

     Practices

    The use of space, paying expenses, decorating,  dream living situations, roommates in living settings.  Raumnutzung, Ausgaben bezahlen, Dekorieren, Wohnträume, Mitbewohner im Wohnumfeld.

      Perspectives

    Value of choice in how we live, who we live with, how we decorate.  Importance of paying living expenses.  Wert der Wahl, wie wir leben, mit wem wir leben, wie wir dekorieren. Bedeutung der Zahlung der Lebenshaltungskosten.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

    Idaho State Content Standards

    • Objective: COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • Objective: COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can explain my monthly bills and expenses.
    • I can discuss my living situation.

     Materials Needed

    Warm-up

     Share the Jamboard link with the students.

    • Teilen Sie den Jamboard-Link mit den Schülern.

    2. Students will have 5 minutes to draw a rough layout of their living situation.

    • Die Schüler haben 5 Minuten Zeit, um ein grobes Layout ihrer Lebenssituation zu zeichnen.

    Main Activity

    Students will discuss their living situation and expenses.  Divide the students into breakout rooms and have them discuss the following questions in their rooms:

    Die Studierenden besprechen ihre Lebenssituation und Ausgaben. Teilen Sie die Schüler in Breakout-Räume ein und lassen Sie sie die folgenden Fragen in ihren Räumen diskutieren:

    • Wo wohnst du? (Where do you live?)
    • Wohnst du in einer WG oder bei deiner Familie? (Do you live in an apartment or with family?)
    • Hast du Mitbewohner? Wie viele? (Do you have any roommates? How many?)
    • Benutzt du Schmuck für Feiertage? (Do you decorate your house for the seasons?)
    • Welche berühmte Person hättest du gerne als Mitbewohner und warum? (If you could choose a famous person to be your roommate who would it be and why?)
    • Wie erkennt man einen guten Mitbewohner? (What qualities make a good roommate?)
    • Wo kaufst du dein Hausdekor? (Where do you like to shop for decorations?)
    • Benutzt du Festschmuck für Feiertage? Welche Feiertage? (Do you decorate your house for Occasions? Which ones?)
    • Welches Zimmer benutzt du am meisten/ am liebsten? (What's your favorite room in your house?)
    • Wo kaufst du Essen? (Where do you shop for food?)
    • Wie viel Geld gibst du jede Woche für Essen aus? (How much money do you spend every week on food?)
    • Was benutzt du um dein Geld zu sparen? (Do you use any tools to manage your money?)
    • Wie sparst du Geld beim Einkaufen? (How do you find the best deals when shopping?)
    • Kaufst du lieber vor Ort ein oder online? (Do you prefer shopping in store or online?)

    Wrap-Up

    Ask the students the following question to finish the activity:

    • Was ist dein Traumhaus/Wohnort? (What is your dream house/place of residence?)

    Cultural Resources

    Here is an Easy German video over the Cost of Living in Germany,

    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 explain my monthly bills and expenses.
    • I can discuss my living situation.