Max macht sich stark is a standards-based, teacher-friendly, and ready to use thematic unit for novice learners at the middle school level or high school.
The stark machen theme central to this unit is "Ich kann nein sagen". The central character experiences bullying on the first day at a new school. The theme of tolerance/intolerance is introduced by seeing how people react to differences in appearance, clothing, or language. Resulting emotions and possible responses are explored and expressed through music, art, and literature. The central character's final solution to the problem of being bullied is determined by the students as they write the final actê to the story and present it as a play.
Includes: a CD containing lesson plans, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, visual aids, and a recording of Warten auf dich by Die Toten Hosen; a Stark machen T-shirt (size large); and one copy of Das kleine Blau und das kleine Gelb, by Leo Lionni. Additional t-shirts and t-shirt sizes can be ordered (item #6462ST). Developed by the Deutsch an Schulen Writing Team.