German Level 3, Activity #10: Nachrichten / The News (Online)

Newspaper from Germany
Pixels – Markus Spiske
Description: Students will practice coming up with their own news stories using pictures and headlines provided.

Semantic Topics: News, Nachrichten, Stories, Geschichten, Accidents, Unfälle, Headlines, Schlagzeilen, Conjunctions,  Konjunktionen.

Products: News Photos, Nachrichten Fotos.

Practices: News in German speaking countries.  Nachrichten im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Perspectives: Value of the freedom of the press in German speaking countries.  Wert der Pressefreiheit 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 written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • 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 create a fictional story.
  • I can relate a story to a specific topic.
  • I can present the topic to my peers.

Warm-Up

  • Discuss the Can-Do Statements with the students
  • Discussion questions:
  •    Do you watch the news?
  •      Schaust du die Nachrichten im Fernsehen?
  •    What news stories are there this week?
  •      Was für Nachrichten gibts diese Woche?

Main Activity

1. Students will pick out a news title and picture from the  News Headlines slide show.

  • Die Schüler wählen einen Nachrichtentitel und ein Bild aus der Präsentation aus.

2. They will use 5-10 minutes to come up with a quick news story to match the title and picture they picked.

  • Sie werden 5-10 Minuten entwenden, um eine kurze Nachrichtengeschichte zu erhalten, dem Titel und dem Bild entspricht, das sie ausgewählt haben.

3. They can be as creative as they’d like.

  • Sie können so kreativ sein, wie sie möchten.

Wrap-Up

Discussion questions:

1. What were you for Halloween?

  • Was warst du für Halloween?

2. Did you have plans for Halloween?

  • Hast du Pläne für Halloween gehabt?

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 create a fictional story.
  • I can relate a story to a specific topic.
  • I can present the topic to my peers.
Cultural Notes:  Here is a link to Deutsche Welle, a German news organization.  Students can begin to read News Stories in German.  Below is the video from Easy German How Germans Get Their News.

 

 

 

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