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

Activity Information

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Body Parts, Health / Der Körper, Gesundheit


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


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


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


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))