Berlin

Berlin is often in the news. Dealing with the capital city in class opens up a wide spectrum of topics, from the city, transport, tourism and travel, to culture and history.

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Dealing with the capital city in class opens up a wide spectrum of topics, from the city, transport, tourism and travel, to culture and history.

Berlin - Official Portal

http://www.berlin.de/ Added: 02 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

The official portal for the city covers information on politics, administration, tourist events and attractions, hotel guides and much more. Might be useful for class work on Germany's capital city. Available in multiple languages.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Students could prepare a tour of the city. Students could then take a class group on the tour. Wonderful preparation for the oral and motivating for students.

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Students could prepare a tour of the city. Students could then take a class group on the tour. Wonderful preparation for the oral and motivating for students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German , French , Spanish , Italian
Rights: All rights reserved
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Berliner Mauer

http://www.berlinermaueronline.de/ Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Online museum for the Berlin Wall with timeline, photos, maps, personal memoires and lots of information. Available through German and English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Europe

Strand unit: 4 Realignment 1945-1992

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Suggestions for use: Get the students to tell the class about the reasons for the Berlin Wall.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Berlin Information

http://userpage.chemie.fu-berlin.de/adressen/berlin-info.html Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Page with numerous links on Berlin. The links go to external German language websites and cover city information, history, education, media, traffic,

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Divide the class into groups. assign each group a topic (from the areas on this page) to research and talk about in class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Museen und Einrichtungen

http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-ei...gen.html?lang=de&p=2&objID=3313&n=2 Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Information on all the museums in Berlin. Details their specialities and includes general information on how to get to them, admission prices, opening times. Videos and image galleries also included. The site is available through German and English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Culture/Kultur

Suggestions for use: Divide the class into groups and get them to research a specific museum each. Then get them to tell the class some basic information on their chosen museum - where it is; admission charge and what is housed in the museum.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Arbeitsblatt: In und um Berlin

http://www.nthuleen.com/102/hausaufgaben/ws41berlin.html Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Worksheet with a number of different activities - identifying the states in Germang; cloze test with matching synonyms; identifying common tourist attractions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class.

Asset type: Document
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Das Leben in der Stadt und im Vorort

http://www.schubert-verlag.de/aufga...tter_a2/a2_arbeitsblatt_kap7-02.pdf Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Worksheet that compares life in the city and the suburbs. Students are asked to look at two images - a rural or suburban house and a high rise building and to look at the pros and cons for living in each. Vocabulary provided.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to the class. Perfect.

Asset type: Document
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Arbeitsblätter - Berliner Mauer

http://www.chronik-der-mauer.de/index.php/de/Start/Index/id/757577 Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Series of worksheets aimed at secondary German History students about the Berlin Wall. The worksheets are in PDF format and their level of difficulty varies between lower and upper secondary. Nonetheless, they are well presented and could be useful to higher level students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Suggestions for use: Print out appropriate worksheets and undertake tasks. Students may need help with vocabulary. Remember this is a resource auimed at German secondary students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: http://www.bpb.de/
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Das Zerstörte Berlin

http://www.goethe.de/ins/fr/pro/Ber...tel2_%20DasZerst%C3%B6rteBerlin.pdf Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan

Information and worksheets on the 'Ruins of Berlin'. Looks at the destruction of the city by Allied forces and the reaction of the German civilian population.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Suggestions for use: Could be used with higher level students after some classes exploring Berlin history.

Asset type: Document
Language: German
Rights: All rights reserved
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BBC Talk German - Directions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/talk/directions/ Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

Instructional site about seeking directions and communicating in a market. The scene is set in the city of Munich and features some general information about the city. While the video may not play outside the UK the transcript, glossary, activities and worksheets may be very useful in class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: The activities Word document has instructions for class.

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: The activities Word document has instructions for class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , German
Rights: All rights reserved
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Asking and Giving Directions

http://www.nthuleen.com/teach/vocab/anweisungenpartners1.html Added: 20 Dec 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Using cue cards and vocabulary given, students work in pairs to ask and give directions

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Other topics/andere Themen

Suggestions for use: This could be used at the end of the theme of 'nach dem Weg fragen'with students engaging in pair work. Students could be asked to write some of the questions used and the directions given.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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BBC Talk German - Buying Train Tickets

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/talk/transport/ Added: 03 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Set of resources around a scenario where a man enquires about trains from ~Munich to Gamburg and buys a return ticket. While the video may not play outside the UK, the key words, transcript of the video, activities and worksheets will be useful in class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: The activities sheets lists suggestions for class.

Strand: Speaking/Sprechen

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: The activities sheets lists suggestions for class.

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

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