Adventzeit und Weihnachten


Christmas is a special time of the year, particularly in the German-speaking countries

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Christmas Markets by Sue K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICpvc8Baf9c Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Seven minute video in English introducing the German Christmas markets which have been a feature of German life for hundreds of years.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This can be played to the class as an introduction to the topic 'Adventzeit und Weihnachten'.

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and Other Lands

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • learn to value and respect the diversity of peoples and their lifestyles in these areas and other parts of the world
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Nikolaustag

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/history-nikolaustag Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Describes the traditions associated with St Nicholas' Day in Germany. Explains what children do on the eve of the festival and gives a little information on the origins of the feast. Includes a glossary of the key words.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Copy and print out for class. Very accesible language.

Key Skills: Communicating Literacy

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Copy and print out for class. Very accesible language.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt

http://www.christkindlesmarkt.de/ Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Website of the oldest and possibly most famous of Germany's Christmas markets. Includes a section on the origin and idea of 'Christkind'. Avaiable through German and English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Perfect for classes in late November or early December. Use as a basic for class discussion on the importance of the christmas market in German-speaking countries.

Key Skills: Communicating

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Perfect for classes in late November or early December. Use as a basic for class discussion on the importance of the christmas market in German-speaking countries.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Wukipedia - Lasst uns froh und munter sein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasst_uns_froh_und_munter_sein Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Short descripption and sound file of the music of one of Germany's most well known christmas carols. Includes German and English lyrics as well as the musical notation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Use as background explanation to a class on Advent and St Nicholas.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Weihnachtsmann

http://quizlet.com/17143128/morgen-...mmt-der-weihnachtsmann-flash-cards/ Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Series of audio flashcards on words associated with Santa Claus. Includes tests to spell the words that are spoken as well as arranging words in specific order.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Excellent resource for learning vocabulary and speaking. Present to class on IWB or class computer and do the various exercises after studying the vocabulary.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Der Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt

http://www.land-der-woerter.de/weih...ten_2012/daf_passiv_weihnachten.pdf Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Practise use of the 'passive' in this text with gaps on the Christmas Market in Nuremberg.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Writing/Schreiben

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Weihnachtsmann

http://quizlet.com/17143128/morgen-...mmt-der-weihnachtsmann-flash-cards/ Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Series of audio flashcards on words associated with Santa Claus. Includes tests to spell the words that are spoken as well as arranging words in specific order.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Excellent resource for learning vocabulary and speaking. Present to class on IWB or class computer and do the various exercises after studying the vocabulary.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Der Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt

http://www.land-der-woerter.de/weih...ten_2012/daf_passiv_weihnachten.pdf Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Practise use of the 'passive' in this text with gaps on the Christmas Market in Nuremberg.

View full description

How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Writing/Schreiben

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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