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German - Food and Drinks

Last Updated: Aug-27-2010

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Developed By

  Dawn Wagner

Lesson Title

  German - Food and Drinks

Length of Lesson

  10 class periods

Lesson Unit

  Food and Restaurant Video




  Foreign Language



Grade 2


Subject 2

  Foreign Language

Strand 2



  food, drink, fruits, vegetables


  1. Computer and projector/monitor
  2. Student computers
  3. Blackboard logins



Using the basic food, beverage, and restaurant vocabulary learned throughout this unit, the students will produce a group skit to communicate the vocabulary.


Big Idea(s)


Students will be able to communicate food and beverage vocabulary in a real life scenario by producing a group skit where they must speak to each other in conversational form.


Essential Questions


Why is it important to understand the food vocabulary of this assignment?

What cultural differences do you think there will be with regard to food consumption in Germany versus Amreica?

Do the Germans shop differently than the Americans?

We've learned that homes in Germany are considerably different than homes in America.  How do you think that impacts how much food people buy in Germany?

Do you think that Germans eat healthier than Americans? Why or why not?

Do you think that Germany has bulk food stores (Costco/Sams Club) like in the US?


Learning Objectives


Students will be able to:

  • Use previously learned food and beverage vocabulary.
  • Communicate using the vocabulary.
  • Discuss cultural difference between food consumption in Germany and United States.
  • Learn and use Microsoft Moviemaker or Photostory 3.

Summative Assessment


Assessment Choices


  • Students will produce a 3-5 minute video skit of their choice (shopping for food, ordering food, eating food, etc...) using the vocabulary learned in the Food and Drink Unit.  The students will use Moviemaker to pull the video together.
  • Students will create a digital story that tells a story, which includes the vocabulary learned in the Food and Drink Unit.

Lesson Opening

  • Review vocabulary using individual white boards.
  • Vary the activities by giving the students words in German and they draw the picture, give the words in English and they write the German, etc...
  • Discuss food differences between Germany and US .

Lesson Opening Co-teaching Plan





  • Students will go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/lj/cafe/
  • Let students play around on this website practicing their vocabulary skills by clicking on all 4 activities located at the bottom of each Food and Drink sections (Guess the Words, Re-arrange the dialogue, Build sentences, Speak and Write)
  • The Write section of the activity will be written and submitted to the teacher.

Exploration Co-teaching Plan




Check for Understanding


A Student Response System quiz will be used to confirm the students are grasping the vocabulary and grammar concepts tought in this unit as they will be using it in their final projects.


Check for Understanding Co-teaching Plan





  • The students are taught the basics of using Moviemaker or Photostory 3 in two class periods.
  • The storyboards/outlines are due the first day in computer lab and will be checked in by the teacher.
  • Another 3-5 days are given to students to work in class on the computers.

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Check for Understanding (2)


Students are asked to show work on the video project after the second day to determine how much more time is necessary for them to complete the project.




One class period is reserved to show all and evaluate all videos. 

Evaluation consists of the following:

Per group:

  1. What was done well?
  2. What could be improved upon?
  3. Rate the project 1 being low 5 being high


  1. Did the project help you better understand the vocabulary?
  2. Do you think that using the available technology was valuable?
  3. Do you think you will use it again for another assignment?


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