👚German Level 1, Activity 13: Kleidung / Clothing (Face to Face)

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Description: Students discuss clothing and play a Guess Who Game using clothing items for identification.
Semantic Topics: Clothing, Klammotten, Kleidung, guess who game, wer ist es spiel, Game, Spiel.

Products: Clothing, Klammotten, Kleidung,  Guess Who Cards, Wer ist es Karten.

Practices: Discussing clothing in the German language.  Diskussion über Kleidung in deutscher Sprache. Learning traditional dress from German speaking countries. Trachten lernen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum.

Perspectives: Traditional clothing varies depending on the region and is important in the culture in German-speaking countries. Traditionelle Kleidung variiert je nach Region und ist wichtig in die Kultur im deutschsprachigen Raum.

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.

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.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can recognize spoken clothing vocabulary.
  • I can formulate questions using clothing vocabulary.
  • I can use adjectives to describe clothing.

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1. Begin by opening the Google Slideshow and introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity.

Öffnen Sie zunächst die Google Slideshow und stellen Sie die Can-Dos für die heutige Aktivität vor.


2. Pass out clothing item cards to each student.

Verteilen Sie Kleidungskarten an jeden Schüler.


3. The instructor will ask for a clothing item “I need a…”

Der Lehrer fragt dann nach einem Kleidungsstück “Ich brauche ein(-)…”


4. The students should look at their cards, see if they have the clothing item asked for, and if they do, give it to the instructor.

Die Schüler sollten sich ihre Karten ansehen, sehen, ob sie das gewünschte Kleidungsstück haben, und wenn ja, geben Sie es dem Leher.


5. This activity can go on until all the cards are used or the instructor thinks its been going on long enough.

Diese Aktivität kann so lange fortgesetzt werden, bis alle Karten aufgebraucht sind oder der Lehrer der Meinung ist, dass sie lange genug dauert.

Main Activity

1. Lay out all the Guess Who cards face up on the table.

Legen Sie alle “Wer ist es?”Karten mit der Bildseite nach oben auf den Tisch.


2. The first student chooses a card but doesn’t tell anyone.

Der erste Schüler wählt eine Karte aus, sagt es aber niemandem.


3. The other students take turns asking questions, “20 Questions” style, to figure out which card was chosen.

Die anderen Schüler stellen abwechselnd Fragen im Stil von “20 Fragen”, um herauszufinden, welche Karte ausgewählt wurde.


4. They should ask questions relating to the clothes that the person is wearing e.g. is the person wearing a red coat?

Sie sollten Fragen zu der Kleidung stellen, die die Person trägt, z.b. trägt die Person eine rote Jacke?


Have the students describe what they are wearing.

  • Lassen Sie die Schüler beschreiben, was sie tragen.

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 recognize spoken clothing vocabulary.
  • I can formulate questions using clothing vocabulary.
  • I can use adjectives to describe clothing.

Cultural Resources

Linked are videos about traditional dress.  The first is in English, and the second is in German.


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