2. Montag

Fragen des Tages:

Warum gehst du zum Laden? Ich gehe zum Laden, weil ich eine Cola kaufen moechte.

Was haeltst du von...? Ich bin der Meinung, dass ______.

Was meinst du? “Ich meine, dass ______.

Projekt des Tages:

This is the beginning of the second week of the program. The villagers won’t be learning any new projects over the course of the next five days of the program. There will be more emphasis put on actual completion of different projects and the increasingly complicated grammatical concepts.

The first ten to fifteen minutes of each meeting will consist of a lesson or game to teach new sentence structure or grammatical concepts. The rest of the time will have villagers break off into smaller groups to work on projects. During each meeting time there should be one villager working in the studio doing live radio broadcasting.

Der Plan fuer heute

1. Familie (45 minuten):

2 minutes: Group morning meeting.

3 minutes: Before breaking into the new patterns and projects, begin with a review of the concepts that were learned the day before. These can be reviewed by simply spending a few minutes drilling the villagers on the patterns from yesterday. Some patterns to review are:


Wie spaet ist es? Es is viertel nach acht.

Wann essen wir? Wir essen um _______.

Wie oft?

10 minutes: Today’s language pattern focuses on villagers being able to answer questions that ask, “warum?” The word “weil” will be taught as an adequate response to “warum” questions in the present tense.

Begin by having all the villagers sit in a circle. Give one of the villagers a picture of the “Bahnhof” and ask them, “Wohin gehst du?” After they respond, “Ich gehe zum Bahnhof,” ask them “warum gehst du zum Bahnhof?” You can indicate the definition of the word “warum” with hand gestures instead of immediately translating the word for the villagers. They will most likely show a confused face, as you have not yet taught them how to respond to such a question. After the villagers have an idea what the word “warum” means, make a sentence yourself stating why you go to the “Bahnhof.” “Ich gehe zum Bahnhof, weil ich essen moechte.”

Two teach this sentence structure, write each word in the sentence on a separate sheet of paper. Start by having each villager hold a piece of paper. Begin with them forming two separate sentences. “Ich gehe zum Fussballplatz.” “Ich will Fussball spielen.” Have the villager holding the word “weil” stand off to the side. Have the villagers read their two sentences out loud with each villager reading their word. Now ask the question, “Warum gehst du zum Fussballplatz?” Bring in the word “weil,” and move the verb “will” to the end of the sentence. Now as a group they have correctly answered the question, “warum gehst du zum Fussballplatz?” Let the villagers play with the words and make up reasons for going to other places in Waldsee. “Ich gehe zum Strand, weil ich Wasser trinken moechte.”

After they understand how to build the sentence with the cards, have the villagers sit in a circle. Ask the question, “Warum gehst du zum Bahnhof?” and let the villagers, one at a time, go around the circle saying one word in the sentence until it is complete. If they have a hard time understanding the concept of the word “weil,” give them hints in English, or constantly review with them while they are working on their projects.

30 minutes: Project time. Each group should have a counselor working with them to keep them on task. One villager should be in the DJ studio broadcasting live. The villager who will be DJing in the next session should be writing up his or her plan. When he or she is done they should join their groups.

Group 1: Have this group work on an “Umfrage.” Pages ___ and ____ have suggestions for possible questions based on the question of the day.

Group 2: Have this group work on a news report and weather report for tomorrow. Remember to work with the future tense with the weather report and the past tense with the news report.

Group 3: Have this group work on a “gebauter Beitrag.” The villagers can come up with their own idea for the report, or they can use one of your suggestions. Some suggestions are:

1. Have them go to the soccer game and report on who wins. Get interviews from the villagers and counselors who played.

2. Have them research the different parallel programs that Waldsee has to offer. Have them do interviews with the counselors and villagers who participate in the programs.

3. Have them do a report on what everyone had for lunch. They can ask questions of the kitchen staff and the villagers to find out if the meal was enjoyable, and what different things were in the meal.

These projects will be continued in the other three meeting times as well. At the end of this day’s curriculum there will be other projects and games that the villagers can do if they finish their projects early.

1. Veranstaltungstunde (45 minuten):

10 minutes: Bring two balloons for this session and the cards you handed out during the last meeting. You will need a second set of cards for this activity. The villagers will also need to have a wide variety of words for fill in for the different parts of the sentence. The object of this game is to 1.) make a coherent sentence out of the cards which is appropriate for the question asked, and then 2.) keep a balloon in the air as you read the sentence. I will explain.

The first step is to break the villagers up into two sets of villagers with equal sets of cards. You will ask them a question such as “Warum gehst du zum Gasthof?” From this point on the teams are racing against one another to first make a sentence answering the question in the form, “Ich gehe zum Gasthof, weil…” After they have made a sentence and had it approved, the first villager in the group hits a balloon up in the air and says the first word in the sentence. That villager may not touch the balloon till his next turn. The next villager says the next word and tries to keep the balloon in the air. The game is over when one group successfully reads through the sentence without letting their balloon hit the ground. For more excitement you could have more groups.

35 minutes: The rest of this session should be used for projects. One villager should head to the DJ studio to do some programming, while the rest should continue on their jobs. The villager who will be DJing in the next session should be writing out his or her plan.

2. Familie (45 minuten):

10 minutes: Begin this session with a review of the different modal verbs in subordinating clauses. Focus on “wollen,” “sollen,” “koennen,” “duerfen,” and “moechten.” Have the villagers practice writing sentences such as, “Ich gehe nach Hause, weil ich schlafen muss.” You should have Villagers first make the simple sentence with a modal, “Ich muss schalfen,” then combine it with a sentence such as “Ich gehe zur Bank.”

35 minutes: Villagers should be working on their projects during this time. One different villager should be in the DJ studio. The villager who will be DJing in the next session should write out his plan, then join his or her group.

3. Familie (60 minuten):

5 minutes: Begin with a review of the different spatial prepositions. These can be practiced the same way as before with the orange on top of the table. Put the orange in different locations in relation to the table and ask the villagers, “Wo ist die Orange?”

15 minutes: Draw a picture of a room from a bird’s eye prospective. Have different things in the room such as a bed, a table with a lamp on top, a clock, a dresser, etc. The goal of this activity is you describe this room to them using spatial prepositions. “Oben rechts gibt es ein Bett.” “Links neben dem Bett steht ein Schreibtisch.” The villagers need to draw a picture of the room you are describing without looking at the picture. When you are done describing, have each villager add a few things to the room to personalize it. Have them also write a few sentences about the new things they added. Have each villager present their picture to the rest of the group.

40 minutes: The rest of this time should be used to finish projects and one new villager should head to the DJ booth. As groups begin to finish you should have other activities for the villagers to do. Have villagers write out DJ plans to get practice. Have groups go begin a new “Umfrage.” Have groups go collect sounds to add to our sound library. Think of other creative ways to fill this time.