Pacing Guide at-a-Glance for German 1, 2 and 3

The following Pacing Guides are for German Levels one through Three

German 1

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: My Place in the Global Community

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Identify stereotypes
  • Identify language communities world-wide
  • Recognize similarities between languages
  • Develop intercultural awareness concerning:
    • Courtesy
    • Greetings & goodbyes
    • Register
    • Gestures
    • Body language

Unit 2: My Personal Identity

Functions/Objectives: I can ...

  • Ask for and give names
  • Ask how to spell words (such as names and emails)
  • Ask and tell how someone is feeling
  • Ask for and state age
  • Ask and tell the date, day of week and time
  • Ask and tell where someone is from/lives
  • Make introductions

Marking Period 2

Unit 3: My Daily Life

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Identify and describe classroom objects
  • Express what school supplies people have and need
  • Identify places around the school
  • Ask and say where people go in school and how to get there
  • Discuss school schedules and subject sequencing
  • Talk about daily activities
  • Talk about when events occur
  • Ask for and give contact information
  • Talk about the seasons and weather

Marking Period 3

Unit 4: My Family and Friends

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Talk about and identify family members
  • Give a basic description of a person
  • Ask and tell what people do in their leisure time
  • Talk about what I can do, must do or should do
  • Talk about what activities interest me
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Talk about what to do on various days and at various times

Marking Period 4

Unit 5: My Community

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Choose from a menu
  • Request food and drink from a waiter
  • Ask about prices
  • Offer something to eat and drink
  • Describe and choose clothing items and their colors
  • Discuss a purchase in a clothing store
  • Discuss different places to buy goods

German 2

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: My Life

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Describe various weekend activities, sports, and hobbies—especially soccer
  • Discuss holidays and celebrations in various cultures
  • Talk about presents, gift-giving, and to whom we give gifts
  • Ask and tell who owns which things
  • Discuss daily tasks, chores, and obligations
  • Describe my daily routines

Marking Period 2

Unit 2: Navigating Communities

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Describe modes of transportation
  • Talk about modes of transportation I have taken in the past
  • Ask for information about travel times and routes
  • Identify important places in a city and how to get there
  • Make comparisons of transportation options using:
    • Time
    • Price
    • Comfort
  • Make plans concerning transportation

Marking Period 3

Unit 3: My Vacation

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Describe pieces of luggage
  • Describe a trip and travel plans
  • Discuss youth versus traditional places to stay:
    • Youth hostel
    • Camping
    • “Pension”
    • Hotel
  • Write about trips I have taken in the past and my opinion of them
  • Describe past, present, and future weather

Marking Period 4

Unit 4: Healthy Living

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Identify parts of the body
  • Describe how I feel
  • Ask and tell if something is hurting
  • Give advice about healthcare
  • Talk about going to the doctor
  • Talk about how people stay fit and healthy
  • Discuss cultural differences in healthcare and fitness

German 3

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: My values

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Ask about and compare places visited in the summer
  • Summarize details of movies I saw and say when I saw them
  • Express indecision about going places
  • Give and evaluate advice about digital devices
  • Discuss how different forms of digital communication apply in different cultures
  • Recognize how people use online platforms to communicate values
  • Express one’s worries and what is most important

Marking Period 2

Unit 2: Life in the city versus country

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Investigate how city and country life differ according to the culture
  • Discuss features of urban, suburban, and rural life
  • Describe the place or places where I would like to live
  • Justify my preference for the type of place in which I would like to live

Marking Period 3

Unit 3: My environment

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Indicate the geographical details of a place
  • Compare landscape and climate of different geographical neighbors
  • Contrast methods of reducing pollution
  • Discuss recycling in different cultures
  • Critique methods of energy production and usage

Marking Period 4

Unit 4: my Future plans

Functions/Objectives: I can...

  • Ask what people do for a living
  • Express and justify what I want to do
  • Describe what people have done professionally
  • Investigate job requirements and state for which job I am applying
  • Compare job training for young people in different cultures
  • Develop a plan for taking a volunteer or job opportunity
  • Wish someone success in his or her chosen job or acti