Author:
Kelleen Browning
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Brecht
  • Character Analysis
  • Deutsch
  • German
  • Interpretive
  • NE World Languages
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • ne-world-languages
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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    German
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    Education Standards

    German Interpretive Die Unwürdige Greisin- Brecht

    German Interpretive Die Unwürdige Greisin- Brecht

    Overview

    This is a set of three tasks for students to do to elaborate on understanding of Bertolt Brecht's Die Unwürdige Greisin

    This would be over a few days- working on the interpersonal questions and intial reading in the first two days to activiate their prior knowledge about common family dynamics, and how they could be different now as opposed to 100+ years ago, then give students time to work on reading the entire text, finally having students create a conversation between the two brothers. 

    This does not have comprehension questions for the entire text. 

    Introductions

    This is a set of three tasks for students to do to elaborate on understanding of Bertolt Brecht's Die Unwürdige Greisin

    This would be over a few days- working on the interpersonal questions and intial reading in the first two days to activiate their prior knowledge about common family dynamics, and how they could be different now as opposed to 100+ years ago, then give students time to work on reading the entire text, finally having students create a conversation between the two brothers. 

    Familie- Interpersonal Task

    Sprich mit deinem Partner über Familiebeziehungen und Verantwortung.
    Schreib Notizen auf, dass wir mit der Rest der Klasse mitteilen können.
    Was sollen Kinder zu Hause tun?

    Was sollen die Eltern zu Hause tun?

    Welche von den Eltern und Kinder soll was machen?

    Was sollen die Großeltern tun?

    Wie lange sollen Eltern ihren Kinder unterstützen?

    Wie lange dürfen Kinder bei ihren Eltern wohnen?

    Sollen Eltern oder Kinder für die Uni bezahlen?

    Was sollen Geschwister für einander tun?

    Die Unwürdige Greisin- Brecht Interpretive Task

    This is one interpretive task
    This is an excerpt from Die Unwürdige Greisin by Bertolt Brecht.
    Students answers comprehension questions to characterise the old woman. 

    Die Unwürdige Greisin -Presentational Dialogue

    Presentational
    Ruf mich mal an!
    Students write a dialogue to be performed, based on the text from die Alte Greisin.

    Student instruction: 
     

    You and your partner are the children of the old woman.
    Partner A is the poor brother who lives in town, and Partner B is in America.
    Partner A has called to complain about Mother.
    Partner B will defend Mother’s actions.
    In your conversation you must include:
    An appropriate phone greeting and farewell. (4)
    Questions about each other’s family, children, and work. (9)
    Partner A must list at least three complaints against the Mother. (6)
    Partner B needs at least three defenses of Mother, corresponding to Partner A. (6)
    The written dialogue is due by the end of class today.
    You and your partner will present in class tomorrow. You may use your script.

    Rubric:
    Content: 25 Points
    All the content needed is included in the dialogue.
    Grammar: 10 Points
    Grammar is correct.
    Presentation: 10 points
    Student speaks clearly and well paced for the audience to follow.
    Pronunciation: 5 points
    Student pronounces words correctly