German Level 4, Activity #08 Feierlichkeiten / Celebrations (Face to Face)

Photo of two individuals dressed up for Karnaval.
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Description: In this lab students will learn about and discuss Karnaval.

Semantic Topics: Karnaval, Carnivel, Celebrations, Feierlichkeiten, Conjunction, Konjunktion, Perfect, Imperfect, Perfekt, Imperfekt.

Products: Karneval, Mardi Gras.

Practices: Traditions related to Karneval in a German speaking country.  Traditionen im Zusammenhang mit Karneval in einem deutschsprachigen Land.

Perspectives:  Value attached to the cultural tradition of Karneval in a German speaking country.  Wert auf die kulturelle Tradition des Karnevals im deutschsprachigen Raum gelegt.

NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

  • Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship 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: CLTR 1.2  Explain the relationship between cultural practices/behaviors and the perspectives that represent the target culture’s view of the world.
  • 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 understand cultural aspects of a celebration.
  • I can compare celebrations in the U.S., with those in German speaking countries.
  • I can express and respond to opinions on celebration etiquette.

Warm-Up

Watch the video about Karneval
     Sehen Sie das Karneval video

What do you notice about the following video?
     Was fällt euch im folgenden Video auf?

Main Activity

What did you learn in the Video

     Was hast du aus dem Video gelernt?

Would you join a political or a fictional parade float?

    Würden Sie sich einem politischen oder fiktiven Umzugswagen anschließen?

What would you dress up as?

    Als was würdet ihr euch verkleiden?

Is there a similar festival in the U.S.

    Gibt es in den USA ein ähnliches Fest?

Should Karneval be regulated?

    Sollte Karneval geregelt werden?

 

 

Wrap-Up

Ask if any students have been to Karnaval or Mardi Gras?  What was their experience like?

     Fragen Sie, ob irgendwelche Schüler in Karnaval oder Mardi Gra waren?  Wie waren ihre Erfahrungen?

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 understand cultural aspects of a celebration.
  • I can compare celebrations in the U.S., with those in German speaking countries.
  • I can express and respond to opinions on celebration etiquette.

Cultural Notes:  Linked is a video from Deutsche Welle, Karnaval in Köln, Mainz und Rottweil.

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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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