Take 10 auf Deutsch
A resource for integrating German into daily physical activity in the primary school

Book, DVD, 2CDs
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£38.20 - 1 copy
£32.47 - 2-9 copies
Take 10 auf Deutsch is a resource that helps primary school children to practise their German in a fun way whilst taking part in short tasks of daily physical activity. In doing so it brings together two major educational initiatives and offers the potential to significantly improve children's learning potential.

It is well known that daily physical activity (DPA) stimulates the child's ability and willingness to learn by oxygenating the brain. Recent research shows that learning a foreign language at an early age also stimulates the brain. Fun and enjoyment are also an important part of learning; they have the potential to improve children's learning by reducing their anxiety and increasing their risk-taking.

Take 10 auf Deutsch is based on the highly successful resource pack Take 10 - Fit to Succeed, a collection of great ideas to get primary children active for short 10-minute periods published by dcs in 2004 and now used in many schools across the country. Take 10 auf Deutsch takes many of the ideas from the original resource and adapts these to support the teaching of German. Teachers do not need high levels of linguistic competence to use the resources; the activity rhymes can be used without the teacher having to speak any German at all.

The resource pack consists of:
A bilingual booklet containing:
  • the 28 German Activities set alongside the original English;
  • The texts of 17 Action Rhymes and Songs - in German - with details of how to use them in the classroom;
  • Guidance on how best to use the resources.
a DVD featuring:
  • 17 Action Rhymes each performed by small groups of children and by a professional dancer;
Two audio CDs containing:
  • Original soundtracks for the 17 Action Rhymes;
  • Karaoke soundtracks for the 17 Action Rhymes;
  • Instructions for each of the 28 DPA Activities recorded by native German speakers as a pronunciation guide for teachers.
Copy of "About TAKE 10" and "Contents" pages
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Copy of "Getting the best out of TAKE 10 auf Deutsch" pages
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There are lots of useful suggestions on how to give the instructions
"Rationale for the DPA Activities" and contents of "The Activities"
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There are different types of activities to focus on different skills
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Copy of Activity #1: "Fairytale Fun"/"Märchenwelt"
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Click here to hear part of recording of native German speakers giving instructions for this activity.

Copy of Activity #28: "Standing Sports"/"Sport im Stehen"
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Click here to hear part of recording of native German speakers giving instructions for this activity.

"Action Rhymes and Songs" contents
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Copy of Action Rhyme & Song #3: "Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer"
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Click here to hear an extract from the recording of the song sung by native German speakers. There is a sung version and a karaoke version on the CDs. The DVD shows groups of children from Devon schools performing to a musical soundtrack.

Copy of Action Rhyme & Song #14: "Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken"
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Click here to hear an extract from the recording of the song sung by native German speakers. There is a sung version and a karaoke version on the CDs.


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