Topical teaching ideas

If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.



by Teachit
13th May 2019

With the birth of baby Archie comes the opportunity to read about how our royal family are viewed abroad. This article from describes one German politician's gift of a tiny pair of lederhosen for the new royal baby. The familiar content of the headline and royal names in this article will help younger students get the gist,  in the context of what they already know about the birth.

Try projecting just the paragraph under the heading 'Eine Lederhosen für den Sohn von Meghan Markle' as a lesson starter, with the following questions:

  • What gift was given for baby Archie?
  • Who was presented with the gift?
  • Where did this happen?
  • What other traditional German things were given to the visitors?
  • Will Meghan be pleased with the gift?

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