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 activity, students will learn about and discuss Karnaval.

Semantic Topics: Karnaval, Carnival, Fasching, Celebrations, Feierlichkeiten, Conjunction, Konjunktion, Perfect, Perfekt,  Imperfect, 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 State Content Standards:

  • 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 an.

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

Main Activity

Discuss the following questions:

  • Was hast du aus dem Video gelernt? (What did you learn in the Video?)

 

  • Würden Sie sich einem politischen oder fiktiven Umzugswagen anschließen? (Would you join a political or a fictional parade float?)

 

  • Als was würdet ihr euch verkleiden?(What would you dress up as?)

 

  • Gibt es in den USA ein ähnliches Fest? (Is there a similar festival in the U.S?)

 

  • Sollte Karneval geregelt werden? (Should Karneval be regulated?)

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 resources

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

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