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Language: German for Elementary Students Discuss this eTheme.

These are sites to help kids learn about the German language and culture. There are games and activities where students can practice listening and speaking, interactive games, quizzes, video, and audio files. Students can also read about German holidays, customs, food and drink, and the German school system. Included is a link to eThemes resources on the country of Germany and the Holocaust.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

These links for kids lead to pages that have illustrations and pronunciation keys for speaking the German language. Includes links to Label Me!(tm) and coloring activity printouts on many topics. There are also maps, quizzes, and information about German inventors.
This almanac entry has detailed information about the geography, government, economy, and history of Germany. Includes a map. NOTE: Site includes ads.
This is an interactive language course for beginners featuring audio clips, vocabulary lists, grammar tips, and more. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
These ten topics build on the basics introduced in Talk German. The story follows Nico as he learns the finer points of speaking German. There are videos to watch, vocabulary help, and language keys. NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to a discussion group.
This interactive site has game activities where students can practice the vocabulary they have learned. NOTE: Site contains pop-up and banner ads.
What is the German name for a horse? Students can take this multiple choice quiz with pictures to practice their knowledge of animal names vocabulary.
This 17-slide PowerPoint presentation with sound demonstrates the pronunciation of sounds common in the Germanlanguage.
This ten-slide PowerPoint presentation explains the conjugation of regular German verbs using many examples.
Students can practice their knowledge of the verbs "haben," to have, and "sein," to be, with this matching activity. Match the German expression to the correct English translation.
With this card game activity students can practice the names of the colors in German.
Students can take this quiz to test their knowledge of German colors.
These are links to sites on holidays celebrated in Germany, including Christmas, Fasching, and Oktoberfest. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Test your knowledge of German Holidays by matching the name with its correct English translation.
How would you ask for a piece of cake in German? Take this quiz to test your food and drink vocabulary
This is a site about German culture, including the German school system, holidays, manners, and customs. There is a section that describes what it would be like to be an exchange student in Germany. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook and the "Pen Pals" link leads to websites with discussion boards.
These sites about Germany have information on the country's history, regions, and traditions. See a live view from a Webcam, listen to the country's national anthem, learn some basic German words, and follow the instructions for German recipes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Holocaust.
These sites are about the Holocaust and the devastating impact that it had on Jewish people and others. Also includes information about Adolf Hitler, concentration camps, crematoriums, and resistance fighters. There are videos of survivors talking about their experiences, plus many photos. Includes links to eThemes Resources on World War II and "The Diary of Anne Frank."

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