Präsentation zum Thema: "Thematic Units in the AP German Classroom"— Präsentation transkript:
1 Thematic Units in the AP German Classroom Thematic instructionis supported by the ACTFL Performance Guidelines.incorporates National Standards.supplies context for relevant learning and real use.engages students in natural and integrated acquisition of skills.leads to use of complex thinking.
2 Choosing Topics Broad, overarching subject Interesting, age-appropriate topicLevel-appropriate linguistic requirementsGood variety of materials available
3 AP World Languages Themes* Global ChallengesScience and TechnologyContemporary LifePersonal and Public IdentitiesFamilies and CommunitiesBeauty and Aesthetics*AP World Language and Culture Curriculum Alignment Guide
4 Building a UnitStudents’ linguistic and cultural proficiency (students’ prior knowledge)Connections to other disciplinesMethod of deliveryAuthentic materialsModes of communicationLanguage skillsAssessment
5 *AP Vertical Teams for World Languages and Cultures
6 Learning Objectives Spoken Interpersonal Communication Written Interpersonal CommunicationAudio, Visual and Audiovisual Interpretive CommunicationWritten and Print Interpretive CommunicationSpoken Presentational CommunicationWritten Presentational Communication
8 Pre-Advanced Performance Levels asking questions and getting informationcommunicating factual informationengaging in extended conversations and discussions on general topicsunderstanding main idea and some details of discussions and presentationspresenting on a variety of topicssummarizing from reading, hearing, seeingnarrating and describing past, present, future events
9 The Learning (and Teaching) Continuum Theme: Global Challenges Topic: Recycling Novice LevelStudents identify and say names of objects, identify kinds of materials, describe with colors and numbers of recycling bins, use short commands, learn rhymes and mottos.Assessment: Students bring objects to recycle; students sort objects into the correct bins.
10 Materials and MethodsRecycling Bilder Gallerie for VocabularyTPRS for commandsDie Sendung mit der Maus Wir von der Müllabfuhr (Lied)pdf files on Abfall / Recycling (75 pages of activities!)
11 Unit Checklist Standards Modes of communication Appropriate language and culture levelAuthentic materialsMethods of deliveryAssessment
12 The Learning Continuum Theme: Global Challenges Topic: Recycling Intermediate LevelStudents bring materials to be recycled and, working in pairs or small groups, they create something new, then present their objects to the class.Assessment: Student produces a short song, rap, poster or video about recycling
13 MaterialsAus Alt mach Neu (Müllmode)Logo ZDF tivi Text mit VideoLesestück Mülltrennung ist in!Recycling Briefpapier
14 The Learning Continuum Theme: Global Challenges Topic: Recycling Pre-Advanced LevelStrategy: Research a country and report on its recycling programs.Assessment: Debate – should recycling be mandatory? Where does it work? Why?
15 MaterialsWissen macht Ah!Alle Podcasts von WDRVideos on a variety of topics.StatistikaMülltrennung für Singapur
16 ReflectionsDo the materials and activities progress through the performance levels?Do the materials and tasks call for an ever-increasing familiarity with culture and more complex thinking skills?Does the subject matter rely on an ever broadening scope of background knowledge?Do the tasks require more integration of skills?Where can textbook resources support instruction?