Goethe Boutique - Curriculum Resources
Curriculum Materials for the German Classroom
Materials produced by the AGTV may be purchased in person at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne and at some events.
Materials need to be paid up front or with a school order number at the time of purchase.
The AGTV is not registered for the GST, so all prices do not include GST.
Free Readers for Young Learners
Brigitte Lambert has written original stories about her dogs Winnie and Duke in German to engage young learners of German. She has also been visiting classrooms virtually and in person in her role as Oma Online.
Two stories can be downloaded from the University of Melbourne website under the section for the Research Unit for Multilungualism and Cross-Cultural Communication. The stories have been translated into Arabic, English, Italian and Spanish. There is also a version without text.
Immigration Museum Worksheet
Liz Ray developed a 2-page worksheet for students to complete at the Immigration Museum in JUly 2016 based on ideas from the KIT produced by the Goethe-Institut. The students might need 45 - 60 minutes to find the information. The students were fascinated by the ship, displays and the experience in the interview room. Teachers can book students in for a modest cost. e.g. $35 for 40 students - but confirm with the Museuam. Contact the Immigration Museum.
This activity could be part of a combined excursion with another learning area e.g. a visit to the NGV,
- Worksheet for the Immigration Museum in Melbourne
- Solutions - to follow
- Link to the Immigration Museum - NB: It can be slow to load
German Heritage Trails- DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
Materials developed in 1999 for the German-speaking settlement in Westgarthtown in Melbourne and the WWII Internment Camp in Tatura with activities for students of German with support from the Victorian government and others.
Much of the information about Tatura is in English and could be used by teachers from other areas of the curriculum. Teams of German teachers were involved in preparing the resources, including Resi Schwarzbauer, who was born in the Internment Family Camp. Most of those brought to Australia from Palestine (because they spoke German) to be interned stayed on in Australia to make productive contributions to Australian life and culture. It is a great story.
COPYRIGHT - The materials have now been scanned to enable their ongoing use for educational not-for-profit purposes. These materials may be used by teachers and students in schools, U3A and other not-for-profit organisations with appropriate acknowledgement. They may not be reprinted in other texts or uploaded to Intranets or the Internet without written permission from the AGTV.
NB: Web links and other contacts in the materials may be out of date. See Other Resources for up to date links for Westgarthtown and Tatura Museum.
Limited Stock of the Publication: German Heritage Trails
PRINT MATERIALS SALE Price: $10.00 AU (GST not included)
Double Pack with Audio CD and CD
© 2005 Resi Schwarzbauer and Gabrielle Murphy, AGTV, Melbourne
Celebrate Christmas with traditional german carols: O Tannenbaum, Stille Nacht, Alle Jahre wieder, Fröhliche Weihnacht überall, Leise rieselt der Schnee, Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen, Kling Glöckchen klingelingeling, Still, still, still and many more! Recorded in a range for young and old to sing along, each carol in the pack is sung in German, then English and followed by an instrumental version.
The Double Pack features: -
Audio CD: 11 German carols with German, English and instrumental versions
CD-Rom: Bonus Audio files with a further 6 Christmas carol (German, English & instrumental), illustrated texts in German and English for all 17 carols, provision to print your own song book, and ready to print craft activities
SALE PRICE: $20.00 AU (GST not included)
Toi! Toi ! Toi! - Hörtexte als Vorbereitung auf eine mündliche Prüfung
Double Pack with Audio CD and CD with Transcripts
© 2007 Hannelore Seidel - Produced & distributed in cooperation with the AGTV
The Double Pack features interviews with a young male and female on topics related to life in Australia: Familie – Freizeit – Schule – Deutschunterricht – Arbeit - Zukunft
Audio CD: Interviews with a young male & female answering questions in German. Professionally recorded with native speakers. Responses relate to an Australian setting. Copyright permits downloading of files onto portable music devices & school Intranets for teaching & learning purposes. Use for listening comprehension as well as sourcing vocabulary & structures
CD: Full transcripts of interviews in PDF and Word Files. Transcripts may be printed to produce a booklet or modified by the purchaser for teaching and learning purposes. Suggested teaching ideas.
SALE Price: $30.00 AU (GST not included)
Word Lists for Topics
TESTS for the listening topics
Senior Practice Exam for German
CD with Audio File produced in 2010 by the AGTV. The exam can be used for senior levels of German and includes three sections: Listening, Reading and Writing in German.
The kit contains the exam, audio file, transcripts and suggested solutions.
SALE Price: $20.00 AU (GST not included)
Märchen Kit - Limited Stock
Fantastic ideas for working with fairy-tales in your classroom! The kit is designed to be used in conjunction with a visit to the ‘Fairy Park’ in Anakie, near Geelong. The materials on the CD-ROM were developed and sourced by teachers in the AGTV Geelong Network. The kit contains resources, worksheets, teaching tips and activity descriptions to be used before, during and after your visit to the Fairy Park. Many of the resources can be used without visiting the park, including simplified stories with illustrations.
Price: $ 20.00 AU (GST not included)
Gut gemacht! - Set of 5 Postcards - LIMITED STOCK
There is a different image on each postcard in the set with brief information about the image. The postcards are designed to create a positive line of communication between families and the teacher by providing a quick way to let families know some good news. It may be progress in using the language, or other general learning skills and behaviours. The teacher need only write the name and address and a brief reason why the postcard is being sent, stamp and post! Buy in bulk and save $$$
Price: 1 set (5 postcards): $5.00 AU
Bulk Buy: 5 sets: $15.00 AU
(GST not included)