Author:
Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom, Shawn Moak
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Arbeit
  • Attractions
  • Attraktionen
  • Beziehungen
  • Leben
  • Life
  • Reisen
  • Relationships
  • Sehenswürdigkeiten
  • Sightseeing
  • Travel
  • Work
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 2, Activity 09: Rückblick vor den Frühlingsferien / Review Before the Spring Break (Online)

    German Level 2, Activity 09: Rückblick vor den Frühlingsferien / Review Before the Spring Break (Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will review vocabulary from the previous chapters.

    Activity Information

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    Review Before the Spring Break / Rückblick vor den Frühlingsferien

    Description 

    In this activity, students will review vocabulary from the previous chapters.

    Semantic Topics 

    Travel, Reisen, Sightseeing, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Attractions, Attraktionen, Work, Arbeit, Life, Leben, Relationships, Beziehungen

    Products 

    The game Jeopardy.  Das Spiel "Jeopardy".

    Practices

    Reviewing previously learned German terms and ideas for travel, tourist attractions, work, life, and relationships.  Wiederholung von bereits gelernten deutschen Begriffen und Ideen für Reisen, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Arbeit, Leben und Beziehungen.

    Perspectives 

    Taking pride in the German language skills obtained so far this semester. Stolz auf die in diesem Semester erworbenen Deutschkenntnisse.  Assessment of the student's progress in the German language.  Beurteilung der Fortschritte des Schülers in der deutschen Sprache.

    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 answer questions about grammar.
    • I can answer questions about travel.
    • I can answer questions about health.
    • I can give descriptions about objects.

    Materials Needed

    Before beginning:
    Chat with your students in English, explain the plan going forward. Ask if anyone has a good understanding of Zoom, to gauge where they are. Explain some of the features that will be useful in the duration of the lab. For this Lab, chat and raising the hand will be used.

    Warm-Up

    Ask students about how they have been enjoying the activities and if they have any questions that need to be answered.

    Fragen Sie die Schüler, wie ihnen die aktivitäten gefallen haben und ob sie Fragen haben, die beantwortet werden müssen.

    Main Activity

    Wortschatz: Jeopardy

    Students will be divided into pairs or teams to answer the questions in the Jeopardy game.

    Die Schüler werden in Paare oder Teams eingeteilt, um die Fragen im Jeopardy-Spiel zu beantworten.

    1. Make pairs or teams.

    Erstellen von Paaren oder Teams.

    2. Have one team go first and choose the first category and number.

    Lassen Sie ein Team zuerst gehen und wählen Sie die erste Kategorie und Nummer.

    3. Read the question aloud and give the students time to answer. The first-person who raises his or her hand can answer. Depending on if they answered correctly or not will determine if they receive points.

    Lesen Sie die Frage laut vor und geben Sie den Schülern Zeit zu antworten. Die erste Person, die ihre Hand hebt, darf antworten. Je nachdem, ob sie richtig geantwortet haben oder nicht, wird bestimmt, ob sie Punkte erhalten.

    4. Whoever answers correctly can choose the next category.

    Wer richtig antwortet, kann die nächste Kategorie auswählen.

    Wrap-Up

    Ask how they feel about the format and what they would like to see.

    Fragen Sie, was sie über das Format denken und was sie gerne sehen würden.

    Cultural Resources

    Here is a fun video about playing video games in German (Sims) and how playing video games in the target language enhances language acquisition.

    Video Games in German (Sims)

    End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. (Use thumbs up/thumbs down )
    • 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 answer questions about grammar.
    • I can answer questions about travel.
    • I can answer questions about health.
    • I can give descriptions about objects.