For BSPS’s Olympic day next Friday SRG will be representing Germany! In preparation for the day, and as part of our inquiry unit into Global Citizenship, we will be learning a few things about Germany; its history, culture and way of life, sports and some language.

Group 1:
Group one group will research German migration to Australia over the years and what evidence there is today. Create a timeline of important dates of Germans moving to Australia, with information about:

– What year
– Where they settled
– Why they moved from Germany
– What the did in Australia (eg. farming, wine-making, etc)

Try an get at least ten dates on the timeline. Use the following sites to help you get started.

Perhaps an activity could be giving students information about where a group of people settled and get them to work out what date it happened, making a human timeline at the end…?

Group 2: 
Group two will look at current German lifestyle and culture. Create a slide show with information about Germany, including:
– Where it is in the world
– the population
– flag
– information about the government
– currency
– biggest exports (things made in Germany that get sent around the world)
– major cities
– holidays and celebrations
– popular activities
– popular foods

Finish your presentation by teaching a traditional song that German kids sing, or traditional game, or something similar (to get everyone doing something)

Group 3: 
This group will be looking at sports that are popular in Germany. Think also about what sports Germany normally do well in at the Olympics, and some famous German athletes (from all sports, not just soccer. Think tennis, golf, etc). Think about an activity that you could do for your presentation to get everyone involved (it might have something to do with one of Germany’s Olympic events).

Group 4: 
The last group will be presenting language. Teach the students how to count to ten in German (or Deutsche), with a slide show followed by a quick activity. Then teach them animal names so we can play bingo. The animals you need to learn are:
– Dog
– Horse
– Fish
– Frog
– Mouse
– Chicken
– Duck
– Cow
– Cat
– Lion
– Monkey
– Sheep

Make some sort of randomiser (Stick Pick, raffle cards, etc) so that the animals can be called out for the game of bingo.

Lass uns gehen!!!



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