Die Umwelt

Die Umwelt is a hot topic at the moment and there are lots of resources to help introduce vocabulary to students of all levels. 

The issues
Activities
PowerPoint Presentations

From pollution to the Greenhouse effect - these links should help with basic vocabulary and with an understanding of the main issues involved.

Kinder Welt - Umwelt

http://www.kinderwelt.org/sicherheit-umwelt/umwelt Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A site that is concerned with the dangers to health from environmental issues - specifically air pollution. Presents information in short paragraphs. Includes short piece on the effects of Greenhouse gasses.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

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

Umweltprobleme - Vocabulary

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12172/11809.doc Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short two page resource listing common vocabulary for environmental issues. Includes a section for students to list the worst causes of pollution.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Use as part of a class on the environment and environmental issues. Print out and give to class for students to complete.

Asset type: Document
Language: German
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Greenpeace - Kids

http://kids.greenpeace.de/ Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

German website of the environmental campaign organisation with information targeted at a younger audience. Contains information about the organisation and their campaigns as well as nachrichten (news), themen (topics) and videos.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Suggestions for use: Use after the class have learnt vocabulary. Focus on a specific theme or topic and discuss in class.

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: Use after the class have learnt vocabulary. Focus on a specific theme or topic and discuss in class.

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

Umwelt Bundesamt

http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/mein-uba/kinder-jugendliche Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

The youth section of a German environmental protection agency with information on environemnt-related issues. Big concentration on soils but the information is presented in an educational manner with options to read in German or English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Key Skills: Literacy

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

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

Folgen des Treibhauseffektes

http://www.kinderwelt.org/sicherhei...umwelt/folgen-des-treibhauseffektes Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Page of notes looking at the consequences of the Greenhouse effect. Outlines the effects in short paragraphs and explains how food will eventually become scarse and diseases will spread. It concludes by saying that the future rests in our hands.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Current Affairs/Tagespolitik

Suggestions for use: Present to class and discuss the topics raised.

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

Recycling Matching Cards

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12173/11810.doc Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Place the item into the appropriate category for recycling. Images and vocabulary for items like newspapers, batteries, yogurt containers etc are presented and the student must categorise into glass recycling, paper recycling and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Everyday life/Alltag

Suggestions for use: This is pretty basic but might be useful exercise for 1st years. Print out and give to students.

Asset type: Document
Language: German
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Umweletsprobleme - Match the Definitions

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12174/11811.doc Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Match the definitions for these issues in the environment. Write a list of all the new words in English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Can be used as an introductory activity for classes on the environment.

Key Skills: Literacy

Asset type: Document
Language: German
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Abenteur Regenwald

http://www.abenteuer-regenwald.de/spiel-spass/regenwaldquiz Added: 01 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Multiple choice quiz on rainforests (regenwald). Four options for each question with answers found in the main content on this website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
German

Strand: Reading/Lesen

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Present on the class computer and get the class to answer as a group.

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

Umweltsprobleme

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12171/11808.ppt Added: 30 Jun 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Presentation

PowerPoint with clip-art images and words associated with an environmental theme. One of the screens contains partially spelt words and the students must complete. All answers included on a separate screen.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
German

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Present to class on IWB or class computer and get the students to complete the words that are incomplete.

Strand: Vocabulary/Wortschatz

Strand unit: Geography/Geographie

Suggestions for use: Present to class on IWB or class computer and get the students to complete the words that are incomplete.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: German
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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