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
1st October 2015


German | Reading | Numbers

This round-up of interesting events in September is based around numbers 12 to 2,340,000,000,000! Bite-sized bits of reading on topical news events are linked to different numbers, making this an engaging task for AS or A level German students.

Teaching ideas

Put the following numbers on pieces of card for students to choose: 12; 31; 33; 50; 67; 81; 135.000; 900.000; 1.400.000; 3.500.000; 13.000.000; 20.100.000; 48.700.000;; 2.340.000.000.000.

Set the Teachit Timer and direct them to the article on the Das Filter site. 

They then scroll down to find their number and work out the gist of what that number relates to.

If they have time, they can take another number card.

At the end of the allotted time, students share the interesting number facts they have understood.  

This also gives good revision of saying larger numbers in German!

Students could then write a similar round up of events that interest them.

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