If you’re planning to spend a day (or week / term) teaching children about life in Germany, explore our collection of cross-curricular teaching ideas and classroom activities!
Please add your own ideas and suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Make a biography about an important person from Germany.
- Choose a famous German person and think of questions that you would like to ask them.
- Write a recipe to help somebody to create a German meal.
- Find out about Oktoberfest (or other popular events in Germany). When did it first take place? How is it celebrated today?
- Write a letter to a German penfriend.
- Make a set of questions and answers that will help others to learn more about life in Germany.
- Read some of the Grimms’ fairy tales. Could you retell one of them to a friend?
- Create a calendar that shows the dates of important festivals and celebrations in Germany. How do people celebrate these events?
- Practise counting in German. What is the largest number that you can count to?
- Compare the area / population of Germany with other countries in Europe and around the world.
- Design some new coins / banknotes to use in Germany.
- Find out about animals that can be found in Germany. Could you write a report about one of them?
- Create a virtual guide to Germany using text, images, audio and / or video.
- Create an eBook containing facts about Germany.
- Try some German food. Could you make a menu for a German meal? Could you create some of the meals?
- Find out the names of different German companies. What do they make / do?
- Create some illustrations of traditional German costumes.
- Draw a picture of the German coat of arms.
- Colour a blank version of the German flag using our template below.
- Listen to music by famous German composers (e.g. Bach, Beethoven and Strauss).
- Listen to music that is popular in Germany today. How is it similar / different to your favourite music?
- Use an outline map of Germany to plot the locations of different towns, cities and places of interest. A free template is available below.
- Find out the names of the countries that share a border with Germany. Can you label these on a map?
- Can you create your own map of Germany and show the main cities, geographical features and other famous landmarks?
- Learn about Germany by reading some of our free fact cards. Could you make your own?
- Plan a visit to Germany. How will you get there? How long will it take? How much might it cost? What will you need?
- There are more than 25,000 castles in Germany. Can you find out about some of them? Could you plot their location on a map?
- Create a timeline showing the main events in the history of Germany.
- Create a set of instructions to teach people how to play a game/sport that is popular in Germany.
- Record an audio guide to teach people some German words.