German Level 3, Activity #11: Podcasts und Online-Medien / Podcasts and Online Media (Face to Face)

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Description: Students will work on their interpretation skills by listening to a news story and explaining what they thought happened. They will later present their findings to the whole class.

Semantic Topics: Podcasts, Media, Medien, News, Nachrichten, Online, Conjunctions,  Konjunktionen.

Products:  News Stories from German speaking countries.  News Stories aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum.

Practices: Paying attention to the world through news stories.  Durch Nachrichtengeschichten auf die Welt aufmerksam machen.

Perspectives:  Value of learning of events happening in our country and other countries around the world.  Wert des Lernens von Ereignissen in unserem Land und anderen Ländern auf der ganzen Welt.

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 listen to and understand most of a news video.
  • I can present information from a news video.
  • I can give my opinion on a news video.

Warm-Up

1. Ask the students how often they watch, read, or listen to the news?

Fragen Sie die Schüler, wie oft sie Nachrichten sehen, lesen oder hören?

2. Ask the students which news platforms they use to get their news?

Fragen Sie die Schüler, über welche Nachrichtenplattformen sie ihre Nachrichten beziehen?

3. Ask the students what makes the news source reliable.

Fragen Sie die Schüler, was die Nachrichtenquelle zuverlässig macht.as denkst du macht ein sicheres Nachrichtenquelle?

Main Activity

1.Divide the students up into groups of 2-3 people.

Teilen Sie die Schüler in Gruppen von 2-3 Personen ein.

2. They will be assigned a news video according to their group number.

Ihnen wird entsprechend ihrer Gruppennummer ein Nachrichtenvideo zugewiesen..

3. The groups will watch their assigned news video 2-3 times in order to get a good understanding.

Die Gruppen sehen sich das ihnen zugewiesene Nachrichten Video 2-3 Mal an, um ein gutes Verständnis zu bekommen.

3. After watching their video, they will discuss what they thought it was about.

Nachdem sie ihr Video gesehen haben, werden sie besprechen, worum es ihrer Meinung nach ging.

4. All the students will regroup  and present the information they got from their news video. Students from other groups can ask questions about their news video.

Alle Schüler gruppieren sich neu und präsentieren die Informationen, die sie aus ihrem Nachrichtenvideo erhalten haben. Schüler aus anderen Gruppen können Fragen zu ihrem Nachrichtenvideo stellen.

Wrap-Up

1. Did you know that you can watch shows in German?

Weisst du, dass du Deutsche Schaus schauen kannst?

2. If you do watch shows, which ones are your favorites?

Welche sind deine Lieblings Schaus?

3. Can you listen to German Radio on Tunein?

Kannst du auf Tunein Deutsche Radio zu hören?

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 listen to and understand most of a news video.
  • I can present information from a news video.
  • I can give my opinion on a news video.

Cultural Notes: Below is an Easy German Video, “How Germans Get Their News.”   Then, attached is the link to Deutsch Welle.  Click on Deutsch Welle for up-to-date news.

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