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                                        Communication




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               Cultures




                                                        Connections
                          Communities



                                         German  
                                        2009-­2010



LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
  The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                          -­1-­  
    German 1 (Semester 1) / Theme: NEW FRIENDS, NEW CLASSES, / NEUE FREUNDE, NEUE KLASSEN

                                                                                                                                                   Essential Structures and
   TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                         Vocabulary
                                                          PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.Germanic         1 Use the German alphabet to spell German        4 Describe where German is spoken      8 Demonstrate an understanding of        Umlauts, ß
  I nfluences        words (names, countries).                        in the world, including how            the concept and use of cognates.       Names of German-speaking countries
  Deutsche         2 Recognize the letters of the German alphabet     German evolved.                                                               and capitals in German
  Einflüsse          and other symbols when words and names         4 Explain the role of German in                                                 Alphabet
                     are spelled.                                     European countries.                                                           Cognates
                                                                    5 Identify the benefits of studying
                                                                      another language.
                                                                    5 Describe German speaking
                                                                      individuals who have impacted
                                                                      world society and specify their
                                                                      contributions.
2. Nice to M eet   1 Engage in introductory conversations.          4 Recognize appropriate expressions    8 Compare the common forms of            Formal vs. Informal (du, vs. Sie)
   You             1 Greet one another and exchange basic             (formal vs. informal) and gestures     address (Herr, Frau, Fräulein) with    Verbs heissen and sein
                     information such as name, age, and               for greetings and farewells.           their English counterparts.            Verb kommen (                     )
                     birthplace (country of origin).                                                       8 Compare the use of gestures for        Subject pronouns
                   1 Recite and use the numbers from 0 20 in                                                 greeting and leave-taking in the       Question words and question
                     German.                                                                                 United States and in German-           formation
                   1 Exchange phone numbers and e-mail                                                       speaking countries.                    Greetings and Farewells
                     addresses.                                                                                                                     Countries of origin
                   2 Demonstrate an understanding of basic,
                                                                                                                                                    Numbers 0 20
                     introductory conversations.
                                                                                                                                                    Forms of address
                   2 Recognize spoken and written numbers (0
                     20).                                                                                                                           Gut, nicht gut, etc. (answers to Wie
                   3 Present basic introductions.                                                                                                         ?)

3. School Life     1 Exchange basic information about classes,      4 Describe a daily and/or weekly       8 Compare verb conjugations.             Definite articles (gender)
   die Schule        class schedules, class preferences, school-      school schedule in one German-       8 Compare the way numbers are            Nouns (singular and plural)
                     related activities and classroom supplies.       speaking country.                      formed in German and English.          Continue question words and question
                   1 Use days of the week and time to talk about    5 Use authentic examples of school     9 Compare school systems in the          formation
                     daily schedules.                                 schedules to create an ideal           United States to those in a German-    Telling time
                   1 Ask and answer questions about class             personal simulated schedule in a       speaking country.                      Regular verbs
                     preferences and schedules.                       German-speaking country.                                                      Liking/not liking: (nicht) gern haben,
                   1 Use and respond to basic classroom             5 Learn about the educational                                                   mag, Lieblings
                     expressions.                                     system in German speaking                                                     Object Pronouns (Nom. vs. Acc. Case)
                   2 Interpret and demonstrate an understanding       countries.
                                                                                                                                                    Prepositions bis, um, (gegen)
                     of a class schedule in German.                 5 Learn the grading scale used in
                                                                                                                                                    Classroom objects and furnishings
                   2 Demonstrate understanding of short               German speaking countries.
                     conversations among peers about favorite                                                                                       Basic schoolrooms and staff
                     classes/activities at school.                                                                                                  Classroom supplies
                   2 Identify school supplies.                                                                                                      Basic classroom expressions

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                                              The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
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2 Recognize and use basic classroom                                                                                                 Days of the week
  expressions.                                                                                                                      Zuerst, dann, zunächst, zuletzt
3 Describe important classroom items.                                                                                               Numbers 0-100
3 Describe a class schedule.                                                                                                        Mathematical operations

                      6 Use knowledge of map skills to identify and locate German-speaking countries and their capitals on a world map.
                      6 Use numbers to perform mathematical operations.
                      6 Use technology to create a video skit, record an interview, or design a PowerPoint presentation.

                      11 Describe evidences of German language and culture in the community.
                      11 Communicate with a native speaker in German about class and activity preferences.
                      11 Listen to music and sing songs in German.




                      LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                           The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                        -­3-­  
                                German 1 (Semester 1) / Theme: HAVING FUN / SPASS UND SPIEL

                                                                                                                                               Essential Structures and
   TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                     Vocabulary
                                                        PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.Pastimes and   1 Engage in conversations about leisure-         4 Identify typical leisure-time      8 Compare essential structures of       Irregular verbs as needed
  weather          time activities in the context of weather        activities in German-speaking        verb conjugation, sentence
  Freizeit und     and seasons.                                     countries and why they are           structure, negation, and present      -eln, -nen verbs
  Wetter         1 Describe the weather.                            popular.                             tense.                                Negation review
                 2 Interpret and demonstrate an                   5 Discuss famous sports or           9 Compare typical teen activities of    Sentence structure (inverted order)
                   understanding of basic weather reports.          entertainment personalities from     the United States to those of teens   Showing preference
                 2 Interpret and demonstrate an                     the target cultures, including       in German-speaking countries,         Use of the dative to describe temperature
                   understanding of information about               their country of origin and          including after-school or school-
                                                                                                                                               (Mir ist kalt.)
                   leisure activities.                              significant contributions.           sponsored activities.
                                                                                                                                               Basic leisure activities
                 3 Present basic information about preferred
                                                                                                                                               Basic sports and equipment
                   activities.
                 3 Present a simple weather report for a                                                                                       Seasons
                   German-speaking city.                                                                                                       Weather
2. Getting       1 Provide information about self and obtain      4 Describe how                       8 Compare the way dates are             Descriptive adjective agreement (nouns
   Acquainted      information about others.                        birthdays/namedays are               expressed in German and English.      w/out articles)
   Freunde       1 Ask and answer questions about age.              celebrated in German-speaking      8 Compare essentials of sentence        Basic sentence structure and word order
   machen        1 Exchange information about birthday,             countries.                           structure and negation.               Negation: nicht vs. kein
                   nameday (Namenstag), nationality, place        4 Describe origin and meaning of     9 Compare birthday celebrations and     Date format, using ordinals
                   of birth, address, physical description, and     namedays in German-speaking          observances of name days to           Preposition: für
                   personality traits.                              countries.                           celebrations in the U.S.              Months
                 2 Comprehend oral and written descriptions                                                                                    Nationality
                   of peers or famous people, including their
                                                                                                                                               Physical descriptors and personality
                   physical descriptions and personality
                                                                                                                                               characteristics
                   traits.
                                                                                                                                               Gifts
                 3 Present a biographical sketch including
                   physical description and personality traits.


                                  6 Use Celsius temperature scale.
                                  6 Demonstrate an understanding of different seasons.
                                  6 Use technology to create a video skit, record an interview, or design a PowerPoint presentation.
                                  10 Locate and interpret an authentic weather map or weather report from a German-speaking country.
                                  11 Listen to music and sing songs in German.
                                  11 Watch a video or television program in German for personal enjoyment.
                                  11 Play culturally authentic games.




                                         LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                             The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                                            -­4-­  
                                German 1 (Semester 2) / Theme: FAMILY LIFE / DAS FAMILIENLEBEN

                                                                                                                                                    Essential Structures and
    TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                          Vocabulary
                                                           PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.Family             1 Exchange basic information about family          4 Describe family traditions in     9 Compare how pets are accepted         Possessive pronouns
  die Familie          and pets.                                          German-speaking countries.          in public places in the U.S. and      Review question words and forms
                     2 Interpret and demonstrate oral and written       4 Describe the importance /           German-speaking countries.            Review physical descriptors and
                       descriptions of family and pets.                   acceptance of pets in German-                                             personality characteristics
                     3 Describe family members and relationships.         speaking countries.                                                       Family members and relationships
                                                                                                                                                    Pets
2.Home               1 Exchange information about homes, rooms,         5 Describe various styles of        9 Compare housing styles and            Modal verbs, esp.: müssen, sollen, können
  bei mir zu Hause     and furnishings.                                   houses and apartments in a          furnishings in the United States      Imperatives du/ihr
                     1 Exchange information about locations of            German-speaking countries           to those in German-speaking           Review of ordinals
                       rooms and furnishings.                             and what has influenced these       countries.                            Dwellings
                     1 Exchange information about basic                   styles.                           9 Compare numbering of floors in        Levels (floors) of a building
                       activities/chores that take place in the home.                                         the U.S. and German-speaking          Rooms
                     2 Demonstrate an understanding of                                                        countries (ground, 1st, 2nd, etc.).
                                                                                                                                                    Simple furnishings
                       descriptions of homes, rooms, furnishings,
                                                                                                                                                    Basic household chores and activities
                       and their placement.
                     3 Present information about homes, rooms,
                       and furnishings, including descriptions and
                       placement.


                                  6 Collect, analyze and graph data from a class survey about family or pets.
                                  6 Collect, analyze and graph data from a class survey about homes.
                                  6 Use technology to create a video skit, record an interview, or design a PowerPoint presentation.
                                  7 Research common names for house pets in German-speaking countries.
                                  7                                           ) for German-speaking countries.
                                  10 Locate and interpret information about real estate or furnishings through the use of authentic sources.
                                  11 Listen to music and sing songs in German.




                                           LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
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                                                German 1 (Semester 2) / Theme: CHOICES / ZUR WAHL

                                                                                                                                                      Essential Structures and
     TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                            Vocabulary
                                                              PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Food  &             1 Exchange information about food                 4 Describe eating habits in            8 Compare dining experiences in      Review modals, esp. möchten  and mögen
        Restaurant        preferences and eating habits.                    German-speaking countries.             German-speaking regions with       Review formal
        Experiences     1 Comment on, inquire about, and make             4 Demonstrate an understanding of        those in the United States.        Review questions words and formations
        das Essen &       selections about different food items.            the different types of restaurants   9 Compare eating habits in           Review numbers 0 100
        im Restaurant   2 Demonstrate an understanding of written           and what they offer.                    German-speaking countries with    Prepositions: mit, ohne
                          information about food and eating habits.       5 Identify typical food items from        those in the United States.       Review prefix Lieblings-
                        3 Present information about food preferences        German-speaking cultures.                                                 Es gibt
                          and eating habits.                              5 Describe regional dishes.
                                                                                                                                                      Basic food
                                                                                                                                                      Meals
                                                                                                                                                      Portions/servings:

                                                                                                                                                      Choices: oder
                                                                                                                                                      Restaurant expressions
                                                                                                                                                      Regional food and dishes
                                                                                                                                                      Types of eating establishments
2. New Clothes          1 Discuss basic clothing and colors in the        4 Explore traditional forms of dress   8 Compare use of the formal in the   Indefinite articles
   Neue Klamotten         context of weather and activities.                and their origins.                     clerk/customer relationship with   Separable prefix verbs anhaben,
                        1 Exchange information with a peer about          5 Explore the history and use of the     similar interactions in the U.S.   anziehen, anprobieren
                          clothing using basic descriptive adjectives.      Euro.                                8 Compare uses of commas and         Irregular verbs as needed
                        1 Request general information about cost and                                               decimal points to explain place    Accusative case with definite and
                          sizing of clothing items.                                                                value.                             indefinite articles
                        2 Recognize basic oral and written                                                       9 Compare currency designs and       Dative case with verbs gefallen and
                          descriptions of clothing.                                                                their reflection of cultural       passen
                        2 Understand and interpret written information                                             perspectives.                      Prices in spoken and written form
                          on clothing costs and sizes.                                                           9 Compare concept of customer        Basic articles of clothing
                        3 Describe clothing to an audience of listeners                                            service in German-speaking
                                                                                                                                                      Descriptors of size and fit (gross, klein)
                          or readers.                                                                              countries and the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                      Colors
                        3 List clothing items for certain activities or
                          weather conditions.                                                                                                         Currency


                                     6 Use metric system to express quantity and volume.
                                     6 Use exchange rates to calculate expenses.
                                     6 Discuss the Food Pyramid in German.
                                     6 Use technology to create a video skit, record an interview, or design a PowerPoint presentation.
                                     10 Locate typical German foods and restaurants in the community.
                                     10 Find and describe examples of fashion in German-speaking countries and the U.S.
                                     11 Enjoy authentic foods from the German-speaking world.
                                     11 Listen to music and sing songs in German.
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                                                   The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                                                  -­6-­  
          German 2 (Semester 1) / Theme: MY LIFE, THEN AND NOW / MEIN LEBEN, DAMALS UND HEUTE

     TOPIC                                                                                                                                   Essential Structures and Vocabulary
                                                         PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Introductions        1 Exchange past and present            5 Identify famous historical,         9 Compare cultural differences               Review present tense
        and  Bios          biographical information.              literary or artistic German-          related to greetings, forms of             Review negative and interrogative formations
        Wer  bin  ich?   2 Interpret and demonstrate an           speaking personalities and why        address, personal space, and               Review definite and indefinite articles
                           understanding of past and present      the culture values their              generational expectations.                 Review possessive pronouns
                           biographical information of            contributions.                                                                   Verb kennen
                           others.                                                                                                                 Simple past of haben  and sein
                         3 Present autobiographical                                                                                                Bin  geboren
                           information to an audience of
                                                                                                                                                   Physical descriptors and character traits
                           listeners or readers.
                                                                                                                                                   Biographical data
                                                                                                                                                   Past time indicators
                                                                                                                                                   Subordinate clauses using als and wenn
2. School                1 Exchange information about             5 Describe how the course              9 Compare course offerings in the         Review simple past of haben and sein
   Die Schule              school classes and activities in         offerings in a German-speaking         United States to those in               Review ordinals (in context of school years)
                           the present and past tenses.             country reflect the goals of its       German-speaking countries.              Introduce conversational past of weak verbs (gelernt,
                         2 Interpret and demonstrate and            educational system.                                                            gemacht, gehabt, gespielt),
                           understanding of a written course                                                                                       24-hour time clock
                           schedule.                                                                                                               Teach lernen, wissen
                         3 Present information about present                                                                                       Subordinate clause dass
                           and past courses and schedules.                                                                                         Difference between kennen and wissen
                                                                                                                                                   School courses and related expressions
                                                                                                                                                   Class activities
3. Entertainment         1 Enact a telephone conversation         4 Demonstrate an understanding         8 Compare the forms of past tense         Conversational past of all verbs (strong and weak)
   and Pastimes            inviting and responding to an oral                                              in English to those in German.          Review separable prefix verbs (including abheben,
   Freizeit                invitation.                              German-speaking country and          9 Compare film and book titles in         auflegen, einladen)
                         1 Exchange information about               the resulting differences in           English and German, and discuss         Review acc. pronouns
                           preferences in music, books,             extending invitations.                 translation choices.                    Review wissen vs. kennen
                           movies, etc.                           5 Describe the events to which                                                   Review mögen
                         1 Ask and answer questions about           one would extend a written                                                     Review coordinating conjunctions, adding denn
                           past leisure activities.                 invitation in a German-                                                        Additional pastimes and activities
                         2 Prepare a written invitation to an       speaking country and why.
                                                                                                                                                   Types of books, music, films, etc.
                           activity.
                                                                                                                                                   Accepting/declining an invitation in person/on phone
                                            6 Use technology to present information about yourself and/or your school for the German-speaking community.
                                            6 Identify and discuss historical figures who have contributed to the knowledge bases of various content areas.
                                            7 Use authentic resources to obtain distinctive viewpoints on people and events in German-speaking countries.
                                            10 Create and share written biographical information.
                                            11 Access music, literature, art, film, and television in German.
                                            11 Listen to music and sing songs in German.

                                                LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                    The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                                                   -­7-­  
                                           German 2 (Semester 2) / Theme: DAILY LIFE / DAS TÄGLICHE LEBEN

                                                                                                                                                             Essential Structures and
      TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                   Vocabulary
                                                                  PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.Bon  appétit                1 Exchange information on the               4 Discuss and explain eating             8 Observe the German use of              Review informal imperative
      Guten  Appetit            preparation of favorite dishes, setting     customs and table etiquette in           indefinite pronoun in recipes          Review der-words
                                a table, and serving food.                  German-speaking regions.                 compared to English command            Review
                              2 Demonstrate an understanding of                                                      forms.                                 Review modals, esp. möchten  and mögen
                                written or oral information about                                                  9 Discuss cross-cultural influences on   Review indefinite articles and kein
                                recipes.                                                                             eating habits.                         nehmen
                              3 Present a recipe.                                                                  9 Note the use of weight                 Review restaurant, regional dishes, specific
                                                                                                                     measurements instead of volume
                                                                                                                                                            dishes
                                                                                                                     (grams of flour vs. cups of flour).
                                                                                                                                                            Use numbers 0-1000
                                                                                                                                                            Cooking terminology
                                                                                                                                                            Table settings
                                                                                                                                                            Expressions of measurement related to cooking
2.Routines  and               1 Give oral instructions regarding          5 Examine household cleaning             8 Compare formal and informal            Reflexive verb constructions
      Household                 household chores and                        and personal hygiene practices.          commands in German and English.        Reflexive pronouns
      Chores                    responsibilities.                                                                  9 Compare and contrast space             Review informal singular and plural commands
      Körperpflege            2 Respond to oral instructions                                                         allocation and furnishings in the      Review subordinating conjunctions
      und  Hausarbeit           regarding household chores and                                                       United States and German-              Introduce weil
                                responsibilities.                                                                    speaking countries.                    Personal care activities and related items
                              3 Present a morning routine and write a                                              9 Compare personal care routines and     Household chores and related items
                               description in the past tense of a                                                    attitudes in German-speaking
                                                                                                                                                            Furnishings and appliances
                               routine they observe.                                                                 countries and the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                            Additional home features
                                                                                                                                                            Expressions of measurement
3.Weather                     1 Exchange information about past,          4 Demonstrate an understanding           8 Compare the existence of the           Future tense using werden
  Das Wetter                    present and future weather                  of how weather affects the               present and future tenses in           Adverbial phrases
                                conditions.                                 culture of German-speaking               German to the English present and      Review negation
                              2 Identify meteorological conditions          countries.                               future tenses.                         Review subordinate clauses
                                from a German weather report.                                                                                               Additional meteorological expressions
                              3 Present a description of the upcoming
                                weather.


                                            6 Use the metric system to measure liquid, weight and temperature.
                                            6 Apply metric system to measurement within the home, such as room dimension and space allocation for furniture.
                                            6 Discuss scientific/ecological reasons for regulation of certain products in German-speaking countries.
                                            7 Prepare a traditional dish from a German-speaking country.
                                            10 Use community resources to identify restaurants or businesses that carry food representative of German-speaking cultures.
                                            10 Research the availability of home products typical of German cultures, such as personal hygiene products.
                                            11 Experience cuisines of German-speaking cultures.

                                                     LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                          The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                                                         -­8-­  
                            German 2 (Semester 2) / Theme: GETTING AROUND / DU UND DEINE UMGEBUNG

                                                                                                                                                                 Essential Structures and
      TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                       Vocabulary
                                                                      PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Travel                  1 Exchange information on past and             4 Describe the reasons for the         8 Compare the concept in German of using        Prepositions with geographical place
        Reisen                future travel.                                 access and availability of public      definite articles with geographical place     names
                            2 Demonstrate an understanding of travel         means of transportation to reach       names: die Schweiz,  die  Türkei.             Review future
                              related documents.                             a travel destination.                8 Compare use of certain prepositions to        Review 24-hour clock
                            2 Demonstrate an understanding of                                                       describe location.                            Review interrogative formation
                              general information about German-                                                   9 Compare places and means of travel            Review contractions with
                              speaking cultures.                                                                    when vacationing.                             prepositional phrases
                            2 Interpret and utilize schedules in travel-                                                                                          Geographical and environmental
                              related situations (making hotel                                                                                                    features
                              reservations, locating transportation).
                                                                                                                                                                  Tourism expressions
                            3 Present a detailed description of past or
                              future travel.
2.  Getting                 1 Ask for and give simple directions to        4 Describe the traditional layout of   8 Compare the use of the dative to describe     Teach formal commands
        Around                specified locations, including                 a German city (especially the          location in German to its apparent lack in    Review currency and prices
        Town                  landmarks and attractions.                     Altstadt)  and its origin.             English.                                      Review questions
        In  der  Stadt      2 Follow oral and written directions to a      5 Identify the types of tourist        9 Compare opening hours and entrance            Dative prepositions (aus, bei,  mit,
                              specified location.                            attractions and historical sites       fees between German-speaking countries        nach,  von,  zu,  etc.)
                            3 Write directions to a specified location.      often found in a German-               and the U.S.                                  Review subordinating conjunctions
                                                                             speaking country and why they                                                        Interrogative pronouns with wissen
                                                                             exist the way they do.
                                                                                                                                                                  Landmarks and tourist attractions
                                                                                                                                                                  (museums, fountains, town hall, etc.)
                                                                                                                                                                  Expressions for giving directions
3.  Higher                  1 Exchange information about                   4 Discuss the attitudes of a           8 Compare the use of female gender              With professions:           vs. Ich  bin
        Education  and        occupational choices and higher                German-speaking culture                indicators in occupational titles with
        Occupations           education.                                     towards different professions at                -                                    Verb werden  used as future/to become
        Die  Ausbildung     2 Interpret and demonstrate an                   all levels and accessibility of      8 Compare the use of the indefinite article     Review modals, esp. möchten,  müssen
        Und  die  Arbeit      understanding of information on                these professions to all members       with professions in German and English.       Use of Schule  vs. Uni,  lernen  vs.
                              occupational choices and higher                of the culture.                      8                           vocabulary vs.      studieren,  etc.
                              education.                                   4 Discuss the attitudes of a                           vocabulary in German and        Occupations and related activities
                                                                             German-speaking culture toward         English.                                      Higher education
                                                                             summer jobs or part-time jobs        9 Compare systems of higher education
                                                                             while in school.                       and attitudes involved between German-
                                                                           4 Discuss forms of higher                speaking countries and the U.S.
                                                                             education and their functions.




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                                                                                                        -­9-­  
4.      Clothing  and          1 Request sales assistance and state        5 Describe gift-giving practices       9 Compare shopping customs in German-         Teach dative / indirect objects
            Shopping             preferences for items sought.               related to visits, holidays, and       speaking countries to those in the United   Demonstrative adjectives/pronouns
            Kleidung           1 Express personal preference for style       birthdays in German-speaking           States.                                     (this, that, these, those)
            kaufen               and design of clothing for specific         countries.                           9 Compare sizing systems in the United        Comparative and superlative forms of
                                 occasions.                                                                         States with those used in German-           adjectives
                               2 Determine size, price, and style of                                                speaking countries.                         Introduce adjective endings
                                 clothing items from authentic written                                            9 Compare fashion choices in German-          Review der-words (solch-, einig-,
                                 sources.                                                                           speaking countries and the U.S.             wenig-, manch-)
                               2 Determine business hours for stores.                                               according to the occasion.                  Numbers 0-1,000,000
                               3 Present ideas for appropriate gifts for                                                                                        Shopping expressions
                                 specific/special occasions.
                                                                                                                                                                Clothing style and design expressions
                                                                                                                                                                Additional clothing, colors, and
                                                                                                                                                                patterns
                                                                                                                                                                Special occasions


                                             6 Use map-reading skills to follow and give directions.
                                             6 Use the metric system to measure distances.
                                             6 Use exchange rates to convert prices.
                                             7 Use decimal points and commas to express amounts of money.
                                             10 Identify places or organizations in the community that promote culture of the German-speaking world.
                                             10 Identify organizations that sponsor occasions/celebrations typical of German-speaking countries.
                                             10 Use authentic resources to investigate vacation spots in German-speaking countries.
                                             10 Research professions requiring the use of German through technology, media, and authentic resources.
                                             11 Plan a travel-related experience to a German-speaking country.




                                                       LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                           The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
                                                                                                       -­10-­  
                German 3 (Semester 1) / Theme: MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT / MENSCH U. SEINE UMGBUNG

                                                                                                                                                                Essential Structures and
     TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                      vocabulary
                                                                  PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.Free  time           1 Share opinions about present and past free-time activities        4 Discuss and justify the          9 Compare and contrast              Review present tense
      activities         (e.g. at the beach, in the country side, and in the mountains.)     importance of free-time            different types of outdoor        Review formation of
      Freizeit         1 Exchange information in person or via other media, about            activities to a German-            activities in German-             conversational past tense
    Aktivitäten          places and weather in the German-speaking world where               speaking culture.                  speaking countries and in the     Review clauses using als  and wenn
                         one can participate in free-time activities.                                                           U.S.                              Other indicators of past time
                       2 Demonstrate an understanding of descriptions of free-time                                            9 Compare and contrast              Conjunction ob
                         activities. (Identify corresponding pictures or illustrations).                                        geographical features in          Review comparative and
                       2 Demonstrate an understanding of information about free-                                                German- speaking countries        superlative adjectives
                         time activities from accessible German-language materials,                                             and the U.S.                      Review prepositions used to
                         (television programs, youth magazines, Internet, and
                                                                                                                                                                  introduce locations
                         videos).
                       2 Read and/or listen to descriptions about places and weather
                                                                                                                                                                  Indoor/Outdoor activities
                         in the German-speaking world and identify the
                                                                                                                                                                  Sports vocabulary
                         corresponding locations on a map.
                       3 Prepare and present illustrated descriptions of past free-time                                                                           Sports and camping equipment
                         experiences and activities.                                                                                                              Expressions of interest and
                       3 Prepare, illustrate, and present materials promoting where                                                                               indifference
                         and how one can participate in outdoor activities in a                                                                                   Weather expressions
                         German-speaking region of the world.                                                                                                     Geographical terms
2.Environment          1 Discuss precautions that one should take to avoid harming         4 Discuss environmental            9 Compare and contrast              Review adverbs of comparison
      Die  Umwelt        oneself and the environment.                                        practices of a German-             environmental practices in        Review negative constructions
                       2 Discuss information about environmental issues and events           speaking country that reveal       German- speaking countries        Infinitive verbs with zu
                         such as pollution/waste management and Earth Day from               the importance of the issue to     and in the United States.         Constructions with da  (damit dafür,  
                         accessible German-language materials, including television,         them.                                                                etc.)
                         youth magazines, Internet, and videos.                            5 Identify agricultural products
                       3 Present a document describing ways to protect the                   from regions in the German-                                          Environmental problems and
                         environment.                                                        speaking world.                                                      solutions
3.    Politics         1 Demonstrate an understanding of the political systems in          4 Identify major political         9 Compare and contrast              Comparatives
      Politik             German-speaking countries.                                         leaders in German-speaking         political systems and             Conditional
                       1 Discuss past and present political issues.                          countries.                         structures between the U.S.
                       1, 2, 3 Discuss whether or not it would be beneficial/practical                                          and German-speaking
                          to adopt political and social structures.                                                             countries.
                                              6 Identify local, national and/or international organizations for the protection of the environment or management of natural resources.
                                              6 Create a political cartoon based on a current/relevant German topic/issue.
                                              7 Use German speaking language media sources to acquire authentic information and opinions about environmental issues and practices.
                                              10 Plan and implement an environmental service project in the community.
                                              10 Write a letter to an editor or a political official.
                                              11 Watch or listen to a news report or podcast in German.
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             German 3 (Semester 1) / Theme: GERMAN CULTURE AND TRADITIONS / DEUTSCHE KULTUR U.
                                                 TRADITIONEN

                                                                                                                                                                   Essential Structures and
      TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                         vocabulary
                                                                          PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Holidays  and              1 Discuss and describe typical ceremonies that          4 Identify ceremonies that mark a     9 Compare family life and               Review negative constructions
        Family                   mark a stage of life (a significant life event) in      stage of life in German-              celebrations that mark a stage of     Review comparative and superlative
        Celebrations             German-speaking countries.                              speaking regions.                     life between German and               adjectives
        Feiertage und          1 Discuss and describe typical holiday or festival      4 Discuss the importance of             American cultures.                    Adjectives of nationality
        Familienfeiern           celebrations in German-speaking countries.              family in these ceremonies and      9 Compare national and religious
                                                                                         in the culture.                       celebrations between German and       Review family members
                                                                                       4 Discuss a particular ceremony         U.S. cultures.                        Emotion and opinions
                                                                                         or celebration and its                                                      Ceremonies
                                                                                         importance in the culture.                                                  Holidays and festivals
2. Fine Arts and               1 Describe/Interpret a work of art.                     5 Find a theatre production on the    9 Compare German and American           Comparatives
   M usic                      1 Students engage in conversations and exchange           Internet and describe how one         artists, productions, and music.      Adjective endings
   Kunst und Musik               opinions about art and music.                           would order a ticket.                                                       Preferences
                               2 Listen to and interpret German lyrics.                5 Find a festival schedule online,                                            Vocabulary needed for describing
                               3 Create and present an original work of art.             find tour dates of bands.                                                   fine arts
                               3 Present information about a famous German
                                 artist.
3.    Literature               1 Use paraphrasing to retell the plot of a story.       4 Discuss the role of the various     8 Compare genres and styles of          Indirect discourse (Subjunctive)
          Literatur            1 Exchange opinions about different stories of            genres of literature in the           writing between German-speaking       Simple past
                                 poems.                                                  German-speaking world.                authors.                              Passive voice
                               1 Exchange information about authentic German-          5 Discuss the influence of a          9 Identify differences in tense
                                 language literary works and their authors.              particular author on the              sequence in German and English        Literary terms and genres
                               2 Identify and recognize literary terms and genres,       German-speaking world, and            when retelling a story.               Authors and time periods
                                 as well as German-speaking authors and their                                                9 Compare and contrast a German         Vocabulary specific to works
                                 works.                                                  literary work.                        work with one in the English
                               3 Summarize the plot of a story orally or in writing.                                           language.
                               3 Analyze and present an opinion of a simple
                                 literary work by a German-speaking author.


                                               6 Create a work of art based on current/relevant German topic of interest.
                                               7 Describe the attitudes of German youth toward fine arts.

                                              10 View a German fine arts production.
                                              11 Organize an art exhibit and reward prizes for the best recreations/creations.
                                              11 Take a virtual tour of a German Art Museum.



                                                      LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                           The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
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                                  German 3 (Semester 2) / Theme: LIFE CHOICES / LEBENSGESTALTUNG

                                                                                                                                                                   Essential Structures
    TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                     and Vocabulary
                                                                      PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Health  &             1 Discuss fitness activities and sports.                   4 Identify sports and fitness   8 Compare use of reflexive pronouns in         Review object pronouns, direct
        Fitness           1 Discuss training requirements to participate in a          activities enjoyed by           German (as opposed to possessives in         and indirect
        Gesundheit  u.      sport.                                                     German-speaking teenagers       English) when discussing body parts.         Reflexive verbs
        Fitness           1 Discuss nutrition with classmates.                         and explain their             9 Compare and contrast German and              Reflexive pronouns
                          1 Engage in role-play where one explains to a doctor or      importance.                     American cultural practices in areas such
                            dentist what is wrong, provides advice and clarifies     4 Discuss the attitude toward     as popular sports (soccer and American       Sports vocabulary and
                            consequences of not following medical advice.              exercise and physical           football) or fitness activities and          equipment
                          1 Discuss previous illnesses and treatments.                 activity in German-speaking     nutrition8 Compare German and English        Nutrition vocabulary
                          1 Discuss injuries and how they were obtained.               countries.                      grammatical elements such as the             Fitness vocabulary
                          2 Demonstrate an understanding of information on           4 Discuss universal health        subjunctive in suggestions and the use of    Body parts
                            fitness, sports, and nutrition from accessible             care coverage in German-        reflexive phrases when discussing illness
                            German-language materials, including television,           speaking countries.             or injury.
                                                                                                                                                                    Review questions
                            youth magazines, Internet, and videos.                   4 Describe the use of health    9 Discuss health benefits in the social
                                                                                                                                                                    Review use of the formal
                          2 Demonstrate an understanding of information about          services in a German-           welfare programs of the U.S. and
                            health issues from an accessible German-language           speaking country.               German-speaking governments.                 Subjunctive
                            materials, including television, youth magazines,        5 Describe the acquisition      9 Compare ideas on how to stay healthy
                            Internet, and videos.                                      (how, where) of health-                                                      Illnesses and injuries
                          2 Demonstrate an understanding of safety information         related products in a           between the U.S. and German-speaking         Health issues, such as AIDS
                            designed to prevent injury.                                German-speaking country.        countries.                                   Symptoms and diagnoses
                          3 Demonstrate and explain basic instructions on how to                                                                                    Medical history vocabulary
                            participate in a fitness activity or sport, including                                      hospital stays, and obtaining medication     Doctor/dentist office/hospital-
                            necessary equipment.                                                                       between the U.S. and German-speaking         emergency room vocabulary
                          3 Write original compositions and/or journal entries                                         countries.
                            about fitness activities, sports, or nutrition.
                          3 Create and present skits on health issues or injuries.
2.    Professions         1 Expand vocabulary on profession.                         4 Write a resume in German      9 compare German and American resumes.         Review future tense
          and             1 Introduce the educational system of the German             according to German           9 compare the German job market situation      Review necessary vocabulary
          Education         speaking countries.                                        standards.                      with the American job market.                and grammatical structures
          Berufe u.       2 Discuss and defend future jobs, career goals and                                         9 compare the educational system of the
        Weiterbildung       educational paths.                                                                         German speaking countries and the U.S.


                                          6 Develop a f                                                                                                                       pating in a physical
                                            activity and using the metric system to determine height and weight.
                                          6 Identify contributions of a major German-speaking scientist to the field of medicine.
                                          7 Compare the caloric content of typical fast-food.
                                          10 If available, watch a German soccer game and discuss famous players and teams.
                                          10 Prepare a list and discuss the brands of German health-related products available in the U.S.
                                          10 Find a German pen pal and exchange information about the different educational system.
                                          11 Play culturally authentic games.
                                                LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                     The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
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                                                             German 3 (Semester 2) / Theme: TRAVEL / REISEN

                                                                                                                                                                       Essential Structures and
       TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                             Vocabulary
                                                                          PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
                                1 Engage in role-play or participate in           4 Explain and justify the characteristics of    9 Compare practices in selecting       Review negative constructions
          Reisen  wir             authentic situations dealing with past,           travel in a German-speaking country.            travel experiences in a German-      Review preferences
                                  present, or future travel plans.                4 Identify and discuss practices of travel in     speaking country and the United      Subjunctive
                                1 Express the wish to travel to certain places.     the German- speaking world.                     States.                              Introduce two-way prepositions
                                2 Demonstrate an understanding of the content     5 Identify and discuss various
                                  of authentic German-language materials and        transportation systems in the German-                                                Airport and train travel
                                  realia such as travel reviews, documents,         speaking world.                                                                      vocabulary
                                  and announcements.                              5 Identify advantages and promotions                                                   Travel agency vocabulary
                                2 Demonstrate an understanding of spoken or         offered by DB  or ÖBB,  such as Twen-                                                Travel expressions
                                  written descriptions of travel experiences.       Tickets and Interrail Pass and explain
                                                                                    how they reflect the habits of German
                                                                                    speakers.

2.    Traveling                 1 Describe possible safety or health issues       4 Identify agencies and organizations           9 Compare traffic and other safety     Review formal
            smart  around         while traveling and how to prevent them.          dedicated to assisting German-speaking          laws between the U.S. and            Review sentence structure
            the  world          1 Role-play giving safety or health-related         travelers.                                      German-speaking countries.           Review giving directions
            Clever reisen         advice or asking for assistance.                4 Identify government agencies or offices       9 Compare attitudes toward safety
                                2 Demonstrate an understanding of authentic         that ensure safety on a daily basis.            precautions in the U.S. and          First aid items and procedures
                                  German-language materials dealing with          4 Identify different means of public              German-speaking countries.           Medicines
                                  travel safety.                                    transportation and housing (youth             9 Compare air fares and                Services (police, fire dept., etc.)
                                2 Demonstrate an understanding of spoken or         hostels, hotels, bed and breakfast, etc.).      accommodation rates.
                                  written safety/health advice.                   5 Judge the importance of driving schools
                                3 Present and explain a travel kit that a           and learn how they reflect the habits of
                                  traveler can use for a variety of small           German-speaking people.
                                  emergencies.


                                                  6 Investigate and identify high-tech transportation in the German-speaking world.
                                                  6 Write a travel itinerary, a travel brochure, etc.

                                                  10 Research travel by interviewing German-speaking members of the community about travel experiences or by using other German-language resources.
                                                  10 Research and communicate with authentic travel safety organizations in the German-speaking world as part of planning travel to that area.
                                                  11 Pursue travel opportunities in the German-speaking world.
                                                  11 Create a list of items to bring and agencies to contact in the event of an emergency.




                                                      LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
                                                           The sequence in which topics are discussed can be altered in the semester
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                              German 3 (Semester 2) / Theme: THE 21st CENTURY / DAS 21. JAHRHUNDERT

                                                                                                                                                              Essential Structures and
     TOPIC
                                                                                                                                                                    vocabulary
                                                                  PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1.  Media  and the         1 Exchange opinions of and information from          5 Recognize and interact with          8 Identify cognates by pairing similar       Subjunctive
        Internet             various forms of media.                              computer products of German-            German and English words.                 Simple past tense
        Medien  und        1 Engage in conversations about computers and          speaking cultures, such as a         8 Identify how the simple past is used
        Internet             the Internet.                                        website.                                in German writing.                        Computer components as appropriate
                           1 Use paraphrasing to retell the plot of a film or 5 Discuss and explain the role of        8 Identify how the subjunctive is used       Internet-related vocabulary
                             broadcast.                                           media in the everyday life of           in reporting.                             Media-related vocabulary
                           1 Exchange opinions about different types of           German speakers.                     9 Compare news sources and formats
                             films and broadcasts.                              5 Identify and discuss characters,        between the U.S. and German-
                           2 Demonstrate an understanding of the content          themes, and objectives in               speaking countries.
                             of articles, films, or television programs.          German-language films or             9 Compare uses of computers and the
                           2 Identify computer components from                    broadcasts.                             Internet between the U.S. and
                             corresponding pictures.                                                                      German-speaking countries.
                           2 Identify main ideas and pertinent details of                                              9 Compare TV viewing habits and
                             documents about computers and the Internet.                                                  programming patterns between the
                           3 Present a student-created activity on the                                                    U.S. and German-speaking
                             computer for classmates.                                                                     countries.
                           3 Present a critique of a TV program, film, or
                             news article.
                                              6 Use the Internet to access information on the topics of the media, films, or broadcasts in the German-speaking world.
                                              7 Use German-speaking media sources to acquire information and opinions only available in the German language and culture.
                                              7 Read authentic work of literature in the target language.
                                            11 Read German-language magazines or newspapers, or watch German TV or films for personal enjoyment.
                                            11 Read German-language stories for enjoyment and personal growth.




                                                 LIVING DOCUMENT GERMAN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2009-2010
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