The students in the 7th grade will focus on syntax and self-reflection in German classes. We will incorporate new vocabulary such as weather, table settings, traveling phrases and city buildings to display different sentence structures and physical structures as seen in the German cities themselves which connects with Renaissance and architecture of 7th grade Morning Lessons blocks. The students will continue to put the pieces together of German grammar by recalling verbs from 6th grade and adding reflexive and separable components to their conversational repetoire. Students will continue through the German noun cases (Kasus) and add another--Dativ, in which we will explore the differences between an object in motion (Akkusativ) vs. an object standing/sitting/lying/hanging still (Dativ). We'll continue to look at maps, this year, specifically into the German-speaking countries and read stories of the inventions and discoveries from which innumerable items of today originated i.e. bicycle, globe, The Red Cross.
The 7th graders first German block begins in mid-October and they will have it for 5-6 weeks. Our World Language program is taught in blocks where grades 1,3,5 and 7 are learning Spanish while grades 2, 4, 6 and 8 are learning German. Every 5-6 weeks we alternate which means each grade sees both German and Spanish three times a year in blocks of 5-6 weeks and within each week the students have four classes a week for 40 minutes to an hour.
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