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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Holidays and Seasons

Video Summary
In this lesson, students review the months, seasons, and German holidays. They practice vocabulary and develop oral and written comprehension while singing songs, solving riddles, and participating in other activities. They also use a Venn diagram to compare the German holiday Fasching with Halloween.

Standards Addressed




Practices, Products


Making Connections


Cultural Comparisons

Key Terms
authentic materials
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)
information gap
Venn diagram

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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Margita Haberlen
Language: German
Grade: 3
School: Austin Elementary School, Dunwoody, Georgia
Lesson Date: March 28
Class Size: 23
Schedule: 30 minutes daily

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