German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Engage with a variety of imaginative texts, analysing the main ideas, values and techniques, and discussing issues and themes, using evidence from the texts to support their views

[Key concepts: imagery, metaphor, emotion, themes; Key processes: analysing, comparing, persuading]

 (ACLGEC176)

Elaborations
  • expressing emotional or aesthetic responses to a range of digital and other texts, such as short stories, poems, cartoons, films and songs, and identifying how mood is created and narrative is developed through language and expression
  • identifying and commenting on techniques and linguistic choices which build action, develop character and position the reader, using modelled descriptive and analytic language
  • comparing lyrics, themes and styles of popular German- and English-language songs, and tracking similarities and differences in genres and modes of expression, for example, by comparing winners of popular television singing competitions in Europe and Australia
  • investigating popular films, books or computer games in German and English to identify common themes and issues in contemporary imaginative texts
  • analysing an imaginative text for the descriptive language and literary devices used in reference to a character, place or event to consider how they are portrayed
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Imaginative texts,  Metaphors,  Imagery (Literary devices),  Themes (Texts),  Mood (Literary style),  German language

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives and verbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives and verbs when comparing people's looks and abilities. Use adjectives like tall, strong, brave and good with hands. For example, describe yourself as faster than a friend so that you can run in a race. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adverbs when describing people's actions. Look at the relation between adjectives and adverb pairs like happy/happily, quiet(ly), loud(ly), nervous(ly) and slow(ly). For example, describe someone who is fast as 'running quickly'. This learning object is one ...

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Aboriginal traditional knowledge and storytelling

This online resource library gives teachers direct access to cultural organisations and educators specialising in cultural awareness and traditional knowledge/storytelling.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives when describing people and places. Use adjectives like tall, dark, damp, hot, clever, brave and beautiful. For example, describe Mount Kosciuszko as high and steep. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: qualifying statements

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to adjust the meaning of a statement by adding a phrase. For example, say that you speak Chinese and add 'but I can't speak it well'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Direct a taxi: Jakarta 1

Play the role of controller for a taxi service. Get to know landmarks in central Jakarta. Check the traffic conditions. Then give directions to a driver as they pick up and drop off passengers. Help the driver to avoid delays due to heavy traffic and cultural events. This learning object is the first in a series of two ...

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Lost bag: hotel reception [Indonesian]

Arrive at an Indonesian hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

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Photo album: daily life 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as making batik by hand, winnowing rice and selling dried fish. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning ...

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Movie mayhem: school trip

Edit a film about a school bus trip in Hiroshima. Follow the story of three children visiting the city sights over three days. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a picture to match a description of two students ...

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Movie mayhem: Putri dan labu

Edit a film about a Cinderella-style fairytale set in Indonesia. Follow a story about a young girl in a poor family. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the narrative setting. For example, choose facial expressions showing fear.

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Mystery objects: Jack Grant [Japanese]

Sort out some mixed-up luggage. Examine objects such as chopsticks, a dictionary and a postcard. Explore biographical information about a bus passenger named Jack Grant. Choose questions to ask. Match the items of luggage to their owner. This learning object is one in a series of four objects. The objects are also packaged ...

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Lost bag: hotel reception [Italian]

Arrive at an Italian hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

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Shuttlecock: choose shots

Chinese shuttlecock is a popular sport played in China and other parts of South-East Asia. It is like badminton, except that players use their body (not a racket) to hit the shuttlecock. Explore the court dimensions, scoring method and tactics. Practise your shots, play a game and try out for the national team. Move a player's ...

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Movie mayhem: summer camp [Windows version]

Edit a film about a school holiday camp in China. Follow the story of three children who, at first, don't get along with one another. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a boy's facial expression suited to apologising ...

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Shuttlecock: choose and aim

Chinese shuttlecock is a popular sport played in China and other parts of South-East Asia. It is like badminton, except that players use their body (not a racquet) to hit the shuttlecock. Explore the court dimensions, scoring method and tactics. Practise your shots, play a game and try out for the national team. Move a ...

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Climbing Mt Batur: level 3

Climb Mt Batur on the island of Bali. Start from a hotel, visit a village and the base of the volcano. Climb in five stages to reach the summit. Along the way, meet local people and get hints to help with your journey. Note geographical features of the area. Talk with your local guide and respond to comments and questions. ...

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Lost bag: hotel reception [German]

Arrive at a German hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

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Lost bag: hotel reception [Chinese] [Windows version]

Arrive at a Chinese hotel. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a receptionist at the front desk. Notice how the hotel clerk reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. Use a polite greeting, ...

Teacher resource

La mappa misteriosa: introduction

This resource is the introductory video that sets the scene for the 12-episode story 'La mappa misteriosa' and explains the meaning of the secret map that would lead to a traditional Italian cake recipe, which is the epicentre of the whole story and could make 'somebody' very rich. It includes a teaching guide to make best ...

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Lost bag: baggage claim [Italian]

Fly to Rome. Decide what to do when your luggage goes missing. Watch another traveller talk with a local airline agent. Notice how the airline agent reacts to phrases, tone of voice, gestures and facial expressions. Choose the most culturally appropriate way of asking for help. This learning object is one in a series of ...