German Level 4, Activity #11: Reisen / Travel (Online)

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Description: Students will plan their own dream vacations and discuss what they would be like.

Semantic Topics: Travel, Reisen, Holiday,  Urlaub, superlatives, Superlative, commands, directions, Befehle, Richtungen.

Products: TUI Travel App, TUI Reise-App.

Practices: The use of technology to plan a dream vacation.  Der Einsatz von Technologie, um einen Traumurlaub zu planen.

Perspectives:  Travel provide many learning opportunities. Planning ahead can make for a better travel experience.  Reisen bieten viele Lernmöglichkeiten. Eine vorausschauende Planung kann für ein besseres Reiseerlebnis sorgen.

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 2.2  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

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 3.1 Present information, concepts and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.
  • Objective: CLTR 1.2  Explain the relationship between cultural practices/behaviors and the perspectives that represent the target culture’s view of the world.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can plan and present my ideal trip.
  • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
  • I can discuss past travel experiences.

Materials Needed:

Warm-Up

  1. Discuss the Can-Do Statements with the Students
  2. Watch the TUI video and discuss the following questions:
  3. Discussion Questions:
    • What can you do with this app?
      • Was kann man mit dem App machen?
    • Do you think that the“Mein TUI App” would be helpful?
      • Denkt ihr dass die “Mein TUI App” hilfreich sein wird?

Main Activity

Students will plan their own vacation with Pic-Collage, Maps, or Google Earth, then present their  vacation to the group.
Die Schüler planen ihren eigenen Urlaub mit Pic-Collage, Maps oder Google Earth und stellen dann ihren Urlaub der Gruppe vor.

Wrap-Up

  1. Discussion Questions:
    • Would you try to learn the language a little before you go?
      • Versucht ihr die Sprache ein wenig zu lernen bevor ihr in Urlaub fahrt?
    • What were the biggest misfortunes or accidents that happened to you on your trip?
      • Was waren die größten Missgeschicke oder Pannen (accidents) die euch auf euren Reisen passiert sind?
      • How would you find your way on your trip without your smartphone?
        • Wie würdet ihr euch ohne Smartphone auf einer Reise zurechtfinden?

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 plan and present my ideal trip.
  • I can use resources or technology to help me plan a trip more effectively.
  • I can discuss past travel experiences.

Cultural Notes:  Linked is an Easy German video, What is Your Dream Vacation.

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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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