Author:
Shawn Moak, Reagan Solomon, Emma Eason, Brenna McNeil, Mimi Fahnstrom, Shelby Cole, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Alltag
  • Daily Life
  • Dativendung…sten.
  • Days of the Week
  • Grammatically Correct Writing of the Date in German Is Day
  • Month
  • Routinen
  • Routines
  • Schedules
  • School
  • Schule
  • Wochentage
  • Year. Dative Ending
  • Zeitpläne
  • …sten
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 1, Activity 04: Studenplan / School Schedule (Online)

    German Level 1, Activity 04: Studenplan / School Schedule (Online)

    Overview

    Students will practice the days of the week and describe their daily/weekly schedule.

    Activity Information

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    School Schedule / Studenplan

    Description

    Students will practice the days of the week and describe their daily/weekly schedule.

    Semantic Topics

    School, Schule, Schedules, Zeitpläne, Daily Life, Alltag, Routines, Routinen, Days of the Week, Wochentage, Grammatically correct writing of the date in German is day, month, year.  Dative ending, …sten, Dativendung…sten.

    Products

    German calendar, Deutscher Kalender, U.S. Calendar, US-Kalender

    Practices

    Get to know the differences between a calendar from a German speaking country and a calendar from the United States. Lernen Sie die Unterschiede zwischen einem Kalender aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum und einem Kalender aus den USA kennen.   Understanding holidays from German speaking lands, the importance of them, and how they are celebrated.  Verstehen Sie Feiertage im deutschsprachigen Raum, ihre Bedeutung und wie sie gefeiert werden.

    Perspectives

    German-language calendars differ slightly from US calendars. Deutschsprachige Kalender unterscheiden sich geringfügig von US-amerikanischen Kalendern.

    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 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.

    Idaho State Content Standards

    • Objective: COMM 1.1- Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • Objective: COMP 1.1- Observe formal and informal forms of language.
    • 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 talk about my weekly routine.

    • I can talk about what I learn and do

    • I can list my classes and tell what time they start and end

    • In my own and other cultures, I understand the similarities and differences between a class schedule in the United States and in Germany

    Materials Needed

    Warm-Up

    Put the days in order:

    • Ordne die Tage im richtigen Reihenfolge 

    1. Students will look at the slide with the days of the week on them.

    • Studenten werden das Slide mit die Tage der Woche anschauen.

    2. They then have to work independently to put them in the correct order on a piece of paper or in a private chat with the instructor.

    • Sie müssen selber arbeiten um die Tage im richtigen Reihenfolge zu ordnen. Dann schreiben sie es an einem Blatt Papier oder schicken das Lehrer(in) einen Chat.

    3. Afterward, the student and instructor will put the days in order altogether.

    • Dannach können Studenten und der Lehrer die Tage zusammen ordnen.

    Main Activity

    1. Have students come up with as many school subjects they know and write them in their notes.

    • Studenten sollten eine Liste von so viele Schulsubjekten nachdenken vie möglich und in ihre Notizen schreiben.

    2. Place students in breakout rooms to work in partners to build each other’s schedules, asking what they have on (day of the week, time of day.)

    • Plätz Studenten in Breakout Zimmern mit Partnern. Sie sollten einander ihre Termine bauen und dazu Fragen stellen.

    3. They should write their schedules in their notes.

    • Sie sollten die Termine in ihrem Notizen schreiben.

    4. After students are done writing they will share with the group something about their schedule.

    • Wenn sie damit fertig sind, können sie einander etwas von ihre Termine teilen.

    Wrap-Up

    If there’s enough time, discuss the similarities and differences between a German calendar and an American one. For example, German calenders begin the week on Monday, and have different Holidays. 

    • Wenn es genug Zeit gibt, diskutiere Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen einen deutsch Kalendar und amerikanische Kalendar. Zum Beispiel, deutsch Kalendar beginnen die Woche mit Montag und haben unterschiedliche Feiertage. 

    Cultural Resources

    Linked is a video about German Ordinal and Cardinal numbers.  It is in both English and German.

    End of Activity

    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence.
    • 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 talk about my weekly routine.
    • I can talk about what I learn and do
    • I can list my classes and tell what time they start and end
    • In my own and other cultures, I understand the similarities and differences between a class schedule in the United States and in Germany