German Level 4, Activity #04: Liebe und Beziehungen / Love and Relationships (Face to Face)

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Description: Students will discuss relationships and partnerships.

Semantic Topics: Relationships, Beziehung, Partnerships, Partnerschaft, Conjunctions,  Konjunktionen.

Products: Music video about a relationship.  Musikvideo über eine Beziehung.

Practices:  How to interact in a relationship.  Determining what is important in relationships.  Wie man in einer Beziehung interagiert. Bestimmen, was in Beziehungen wichtig ist.

Perspectives: Cultural norms in relationships both with an English speaking individual and German speaking individual.  Kulturelle Normen in Beziehungen sowohl zu einer englischsprachigen als auch zu einer deutschsprachigen Person

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard: 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  • Standard: 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through German.

Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

  • Objective: CONN 1.2 Relate information studied in other subjects to the target language and culture.
  • Objective: CLTR 1.3 Function appropriately in diverse contexts within the target culture.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can exchange opinions about relationships and love, and provide reasons for these opinions.
  • I can react to opinions of others regarding love, relationships, and the meaning of these terms.
  • I can use visual and lyrical cues to interpret and characterize a relationship.

Warm-Up

What are the important relationships in your life?

  •      Was sind die wichtigen Bezeihungen in Ihrem Leben?

Main Activity

Begin with the following discussion questions:

  • Diskussionsfragen:

 

What do your need in your relationships? What is important/unimportant?

  •      Was bedeutet euch Partnerschaft; wichtig/unwichtig? 

What do you understand by the term ‘relationship partnership’?

  •      Was versteht ihr unter dem Begriff ‘Verhältnis Partnerschaft’?

What do you associate with the term ‘partnership’?

  •      Was assoziiert ihr mit dem Begriff ‘Partnerschaft’?

Do you (students) think that the meaning of the term ‘partnership’ has changed over time?

  •      Denkt ihr (students), dass sich die Bedeutung des Begriffs ‘Partnerschaft’ im Laufe der Zeit geändert hat?

Does partnership / love only ever refer to a sexual relationship or can it also be platonic / friendly?

  •      Bezieht sich Partnerschaft / Liebe immer nur auf eine sexuelle Beziehung oder kann sie auch platonisch / freund schaftlich sein?

What are the biggest obstacles in a partnership for you?

  •      Was sind für euch die größten Hindernisse in einer Partnerschaft?

How is the ‘perfect’ partnership defined for you?

  •      Wie definiert sich für euch die ‘perfekte’ Partnerschaft?

 

Wrap-Up

Have students consider the questions before showing the video, so they know what to look for.

  • Lassen Sie die Schüler die Fragen berücksichtigen, bevor sie das Video zeigen, damit sie wissen, worauf sie achten müssen.

Questions about this:

  •      Fragen dazu:

How can you describe the relationship in the video?

  •      Wie könnt ihr die Bezeihung in dem Video beschrieben?

Do you think the two people love each other?  Why or why not?

  •      Denkt ihr, dass die zwei Leute einander liebt?  Warum oder warum nicht?

Do you find this relationship healthy?  Why or why not?

  •      Findet ihr diese Bezeihung gesund?  Warum oder warum nicht?

Show the video and discuss the above questions.

  • Zeigen Sie das Video und diskutieren Sie die obigen Fragen.

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 exchange opinions about relationships and love, and provide reasons for these opinions.
  • I can react to opinions of others regarding love, relationships, and the meaning of these terms.
  • I can use visual and lyrical cues to interpret and characterize a relationship.

Cultural Notes:  The linked video, mostly in English with German subtitles,  is all about typical relationship characteristics in Germany, Die Deutschen und die Liebe.

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