Title: Greeting Exchange auf Deutsch
This is a great "first day of first-year German" activity. Using the melody to "Are You Sleeping" introduce students to a typical exchange of greetings. If taught on the first day of school, students will be able to "speak German" immediately.
Standard(s): [LOE] ML1 (9-12) 5: Use appropriate target language vocabulary and nonverbal behavior in a variety of social situations and familiar settings.
Title: German Food and Eating Customs
Working in small groups, students plan and serve a typical German supper, using the studied vocabulary to express their needs and opinions. Presentations of cultural customs, cultural differences, and menus make efficient use of limited computer access. (The lesson is easily adapted to other culture studies.)
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.