Author:
Shawn Moak, Emma Eason, Mimi Fahnstrom, Shelby Cole, Reagan Solomon, Brenna McNeil, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Adjective Practice
  • Adjektiv Praxis
  • Arzt
  • Body Parts
  • Doctor
  • Gesundheit.
  • Health
  • Köperteile
  • Patient
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 2, Activity 10: Der Körper, Gesundheit / Body Parts, Health (Face to Face)

    German Level 2,  Activity 10: Der Körper, Gesundheit / Body Parts, Health (Face to Face)

    Overview

    Students use the drawings from the previous week to talk about health and doctors/patients.

    Activity Information

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    Body Parts, Health / Der Körper, Gesundheit

    Description 

    Students use the drawings from the previous week to talk about health and doctors/patients.

    Semantic Topics 

    Health, Gesundheit, Body Parts, Köperteile, Doctor, Arzt, Patient, Adjective practice,  Adjektiv Praxis

    Products

    Body outlines created in the prior activity. Körperumrisse, die in der vorherigen Aktivität erstellt wurden.  Illness cards.  Krankheitskarten.

    Practices

    Practicing discussing illnesses and symptoms with a medical personnel.  Üben, mit medizinischem Personal über Krankheiten und Symptome zu sprechen.

    Perspectives  

    Value of health and compassion with ill individuals.  Wert der Gesundheit und des Mitgefühls mit kranken Menschen.

    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 spoken and written language on a variety of topics
    • Standard 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through German

    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.
    • Objective: CONN 1.2 Relate information studied in other subjects to the target language and culture

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can identify medical issues and provide a recommendation.
    • I can use body part and health vocabulary to discuss health related scenarios.
    • I can talk about my own health experiences.

    Materials Needed

    • Google Presentation
    • Body drawings from the previous week’s activity (See German Level 2, Activity 09: Der Körper / The Body (Face to Face))

    Warm-Up

    Have students identify the problems in the pictures and suggest solutions

    Lassen Sie die Schüler die Probleme in den Bildern identifizieren und Lösungen vorschlagen

    • Halsschmerzen (Sore Throat)
    • Kopfschmerzen  (Headache)
    • Grippe  (The Flu)
    • Erkältung  (A Cold)
    • Knochen brechen (Broken Bones)
    • sich verletzen (To Hurt)
    • deprimiert (Depressed)
    • hundesmiserabel (Dog Miserable)

    Main Activity

    1. Students must pretend that they are doctors and the drawing is a patient.

    Die Schüler müssen so tun, als wären sie Ärzte und die Zeichnung ist ein Patient.

    2. They have to come up with what is wrong with the patient.

    Sie müssen sich überlegen, was mit dem Patienten nicht stimmt.

    3. The students then come back together and discuss what is wrong with each patient.

    Die Schüler kommen dann wieder zusammen und besprechen, was mit jedem Patienten nicht stimmt.

    4. They then have to come up with potential cures for what they have decided is wrong with the patient.

    Sie müssen dann potenzielle Heilmittel für das finden, was sie für falsch entschieden haben.

    Wrap-Up

    Ask students the following question to finish the activity:

    • Wurden Sie schon einmal operiert? (Have you ever had surgery?)

    Cultural Resources

    Here is an Easy German Video, How to Describe Your Body in German

    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 identify medical issues and provide a recommendation.
    • I can use body part and health vocabulary to discuss health related scenarios.
    • I can talk about my own health experiences.