Was sind die vielfältigsten Städte in der Welt?

Diese Erwachsene sind Teil einer neuen Schule. Es ist eine sehr vielfältige Schule mit vielen verschiedenen Nationalitäten.

Nutze die Informationen, um die Nationalität jeder Person herauszufinden.

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  • Download, Print and Copy Nacionalidades Clues handout for activity (step 6)
Printing tip: Since all programs and printers vary, you may need to SCALE down the PDF before printing to fit the page.

Step 1: Share Daily Objective

Introduce the daily objective. By the end of the class students should be able to recognize some some nationalities in German. 

Step 2: Introduce the idea of “multiculturalism”

Show the definition and the photos to explain the idea that many places around the world have a mix of cultures living in the same area. However, some places are more isolated and some are more diverse.

Is your town city considered multicultural?

Do different cultures exist in your school?

Note: This concept of multiculturalism is mentioned as part of the AP theme of Personal and Public identities. Keep referring to it when appropriate throughtout the year so you can help them better understand the concept (and support AP teachers).

Step 3: Question of the day

What are the most diverse cities in the world? (places with many different cultures living in one area)

Let them think for a minute and then have them share their guesses before you move on. 

They will naturally say the city names in English, but you can repeat them in German to help them realize that names of places differ slightly in other languages. 

Step 4: The most multi-cultural cities

Show the big picture of the map for the 10 most diverse cities in the world. Now that students can see the general area of each city – can they guess them all? How many did they get right?

Note: You can click on each red circle to find out more about the city and see an image. The map shows in German so you can reinforce geography and country names in the target language. You can also zoom in or out on the map using the +/- buttons. 

You can read more here if you’re curious… (WARNING: it has a lot of ads and may not be best for students)



Step 5: Video NEEDED

What nationalities can they recognize? Let them watch the video and listen. You may need to play the video 2 (or more times). How many did they hear? 

Show the list of nationalities and explain in the target language…

A person from Germany is called German.

A person from Austria is called Austrian.

If you are from the United States of America… you are American.

Instead of trying to teach ALL nationalities – focus on a few of the German-speaking countries and others that are most relevant to where you live. 

*Model how to look up other nationalities so students can find others that they want to learn!


Step 6: “What’s the nationality?” Activity 

 Explain to the class that even schools are multicultural.

This activity looks at a school with a lot of diversity. Their job is to read the information about the school’s faculty to see if they figure out each teacher’s nationality.

 Let students work with a partner. Post the images of the school staff on the screen and give each group the handout (available in the lesson download above). Students will have to make a few inferences (and use the process of elimination) to match with the info on the handout.  


Step 7: “What’s the nationality?” Correct answers

Go thru each person and ask the class different questions to see what they know!

Herr Weber What is his nationality? (Swiss) Yes, he is Swiss. Which one is the right country? (They might answer “number two”) ¿Is he a teacher – yes or no? (Yes)

He is the gym teacher. What is the name of the gym teacher at our school?

Help them with choosing “Herr/Frau/Fraülein” and model telling their nationality if you know it!  

Then move on to the next person.  


Step 8: Check for learning

 You could ask them questions… What’s the nationality of a person from Belgium? etc.

OR just let them list as many German-speaking nationalities as they can remember. 

If they are ready for a challenge – encourage them to explain this in a sentence… 

Ex: A person from Germany is German.


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1 Comment

  1. Megan Smith

    Can anyone recommend a video that mentions different nationalities so the kids can see what they recognize while listening?
    I found a fun example in French where a Youtuber went to the street to guess strangers nationalities but there was some language that wasn’t school appropriate. Any ideas?

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