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Objectives: Listen to and comprehend German-language videotext; analyze and discuss both content and form; construct own narrative using narrative past tense in German
Students will complete a variety of pre-viewing, while-viewing, and post-viewing activities that check for both content and form. Students will organize information from the videotext, then analyze both content and form. The ultimate goal is the homework assignment. Drawing inspiration from the video, students will create an image (digital or handmade) depicting an event from their childhood and deliver a spoken account using the narrative past tense.
This activity is designed to have your students engage with German film - an important cultural product - by using a couple of simple tools to narrate film clips in the target language. Using Quicktime (software that is already found and accessible on a Mac), you as the instructor can prepare a film clip for your students; students can then use Quicktime to record their own audio, and iMovie to add their audio narration to the clip.
At the beginning of the semester every student across all sections of a language course will brainstorm a medium (digital and/or physical) that has the capacity to include input from each student in GER 1101 this semester. Then, all students in each section will vote on one medium for the project. Examples include, but are not limited to: newspapers, magazines, a Youtube channel, a tumblr page, or website for a fictitious business or city. Over the course of the semester, journal assignments will act as drafts for the media submissions. Once the journal is revised, a final draft can be published via the collaborative medium.