Language and Section: German Advanced

Date: Feb 16, 2012

Class theme/topics discussed: Carnival

Goal of the class: Learning about different popular Carnival songs and dances for the songs

Structure of the class (unless you attach your lesson plan below):

1) Text about the origins of Carnival
2) Group work: 3 groups, each group has to pick one of the following songs:
– Cowboy und Indianer
– Du hast mich 1000x belogen
– Das rote Pferd
The groups then have to find out what the song is about and what dance comes with it (→ internet, youtube) and then tell the class about their song and teach their dance to everyone.

What technology, media or props did you use? (satellite tv, internet resources, playmobiles, etc.)
Internet, several Laptops, TV

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

Worked well, I think students had fun learning the different dances and teaching them to each other

How could this class be improved/ modified?

Modification: Other songs, for example summer songs, that comne with a dance

Please attach your lesson plan and handouts for this class below – if you used any.