Role models

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Role models

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: German
Type of text: Historical document
Author or source: Statista website
Intended age of students: Key Stage 1
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The webpage contains a graph showing perceived influence of famous people on youth

Information on Geschwister Scholl in English:
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1. The class is shown the question which heads this graph:
Welche Personen können Ihrer Meinung nach der Jugend aufgrund ihrer Eigenschaften, Fähigkeiten und Persönlichkeitsmerkmale als Vorbild dienen?
and probably a simlified version
Welche Personen können der Jugend als Vorbild dienen?
to lead them into understanding it! The people consulted were German speakers aged between 14 und 29 .
2. Explore the detail of the question and decompose the compound nouns
3. Brainstorm: ask the class to suggest famous people, living and dead who they think of as good role-models
4. Explanation and description: in pairs learners select a name (or more) from the brainstorm list and prepare an explanation of why that person deserves to be on the list; they present these to the class
5. You could have a vote on the class presentations and identify the top three
6. Show the randomised list (attached file) from the webpage and a) ask learners who the people are b) show an image of people the do not know, c) aslk learners to work in groups to identify the order they think the names appear in on the website

If German teenagers know these names, should British teenagers not know some of them also?
This sort of activity can generate a lot of pupil Target Language: questions, descriptions, opinions ...


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