All resources in Nebraska K-12 World Language

French Level 2, Activity 02: Le temps libre / Free Time (Face-to-Face)

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In this activity, students will work together to discuss their travel preferences. This includes a Heads-Up game with travel-related vocabulary, a quiz to take together, and discussion questions. Students will learn how to discuss travel and explain their preferences. Students will also be able to discuss what type of traveler they are and why they are that type of traveler.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Justin Snyder, Emily Blackburn, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Francais interactif (Open Source French Program)

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Welcome to Tex's French Grammar (la grammaire de l'absurde), a pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images. Originally built for students at the University of Texas at Austin as a user-friendly guide to French grammar, this web site may be profitably used by any learner of French, provided he or she possess a sense of humor. Tex's French Grammar is arranged like many other traditional reference grammars with the parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.) used to categorize specific grammar items (gender of nouns, irregular verbs). Individual grammar items are carefully explained in English, then exemplified in a dialogue, and finally tested in self-correcting, fill-in-the-blank exercises.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: COERLL

Le métro parisien, Novice Low-Mid, French

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Comment naviguer le métro parisien? Have you ever been lost in another city, another country? How would you ask for directions? Would you know how to navigate the French Metro to get from point A to point B? This activity relates to the theme of directions, navigation. Students will use their prior knowledge of vocabulary related to this theme, as well as the imperative form of verbs. Also, most likely students have all experienced being lost in a new city - it is less likely now because of cell phones and satellite maps. However, taking the wrong subway train, going in the wrong direction in a street can still happen regardless of cell phone availability. This activity teaches students how to ask and give directions in the imperative form.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Emily Blackburn, Hortense Saget Everett, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

Movie talk - The Present

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Overview: (sample shown below)This OER Lesson plan/unit was created by Martha Thompson and as part of the 2023 World Language OER Summer work and training. Educators worked with NDE staff to create OER Learning Plans and materials. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for 9 - 12 World Language teachers for student learningFrench at the Novice Low to Mid level.  It can be adapted to any language. The lesson plan is for a movie talk activity with writing.  The activity reviews vocabulary.  The students answer questions, ask questions, and discuss the video and parts of the video in French.    This Lesson Plan addresses the following NDE World Language Standard(s): NE WL 1.1a, NE WL 1.1b, NE WL 1.3a, NE WL 1.3b It is expected that this Lesson Plan will take students 50 - 90 minutes to complete.

Material Type: Lesson

Authors: Martha Thompson, Chrystal Liu

Grimm Grammar

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Grimm Grammar is an online German grammar reference from the University of Texas at Austin. It is an irreverent revival and shameless exploitation of 19th-century Grimm Fairy Tales for honorable pedagogical purposes.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lecture, Reading

German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL)

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The German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL) is a prototype of a new kind of pedagogical dictionary. The goal is to help students learn how words are used in modern-day German. This online resource is different from traditional dictionaries and textbooks because it is based on the German FrameNet at the University of Texas at Austin, a digital archive of how German words are used in real life contexts. As such, students can easily access up-to-date information about the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic contexts in which a German word appears. In addition, each lexical entry provides information about a word’s register, frequency, and related meanings. Thanks to G-FOL’s web-based architecture, the lexicon easily links to other pedagogical resources in digital format and can be updated with new words or new usages of existing words.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: Hans Boas

German Interpretive Die Unwürdige Greisin- Brecht

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

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Kelleen Browning

German Level 1, Activity 05: Jagd nach Kunst / Hunting For Art (Face to Face)

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First, students will view a slide with works from German artists.  They are going to describe the art with old and new adjectives.  There is a clue about art in the warm-up word slide, Deutsche Adjektive. (it is written in the colors of the rainbow and then the three primary colors). Then students put these new and old adjectives to use as they digitally search museums in Berlin, hunting for art that depicts certain adjectives.  Finally, in the end students share about other types of German art they enjoy - music, architecture, design, etc.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Chloe Pampush, Mimi Fahnstrom, Brenna McNeil, Camille Daw, Shelby Cole, Shawn Moak, Emma Eason, Amber Hoye