German Level 4, Activity #11: Schulscharaden/School Charades (Face to Face)

Photo of a stressed student surrounded by books.
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Description: Students talk about stress and play Charades using school vocabulary to relieve stress.

Semantic Topics: Stress, Games, Spielen, Charades, Charaden, Health, Gesundheit.

Products:  School Charades Cards.

Practices:  Understanding how to deal with stress.  Verstehen, wie man mit Stress umgeht.

Perspectives:  Germans appreciate stress relief through their lakes the theater, playing sports, wandering in the countryside, and being with family.  Die Deutschen schätzen Stressabbau durch See, Theater, Sport, Spaziergänge in der Natur und Familie.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 1.3  Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • Standard 1.2  Students understand and interpret spoken and written language on a variety of topics.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • Objective: COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics
  • Objective: CONN 1.1  Compare and contrast information acquired from other content areas.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can answer questions with my own opinion.
  • I can use physical gestures to negotiate meaning.
  • I can talk about my future plans.

Warm-Up

  1. What is the best way to deal with school stress?
    Wie gehst du am besten mit Schulstress um?
  2. What are your tricks to avoid getting stressed?
    Was sind deine Tricks, um nicht in Stress zu geraten?

Main Activity

Print and cut out the Charades cards linked in the materials needed section

Ausdrucken und auschneiden die Charadenkarten die in den “Materials Needed” verlinkt sind. 

Have students play Charades using the Charades cards. They will be in groups of 3-4 and alternation turns.

Lassen Sie die Schüler Scharade spielen, indem Sie die Scharade-Karten verwenden. Sie werden in Gruppen von 3-4 und abwechselnd an der Reihe sein. 

Wrap-Up

  1. How did you spend spring break?
    Wie haben Sie die Frühlingsferien verbracht?
  2. What are your plans for the weekend?

          Was habt ihr dieses Wochenende vor?

End of activity

  • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
    their confidence.
    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
  • 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 with my own opinion.
  • I can make something up.
  • I can talk about myself and my visions/dream.

Cultural Notes:   Linked is an Easy German video, How do Germans Relax?

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Let's Chat! German by Alexandria Crandall; Annika Henderson; Brenna McNeil; Camille Daw; David Crasper; Emma Eason; Erica Laursen; Jacob Cortez; Julia Dryer; Katherine Bukhantsov; Luca Heid; Mary Berheim; Mimi Fahnstrom; Naia Robinson; Nicole Woychick; Reagan Solomon; Robin Wagner; Sarah Lausch; Shawn Moak; Shelby Cole; Sophie Campbell; Stephi Arth; and Zahra Akbari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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