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In need of a lot of information on the La Belle Époque and shifts in British and French government a the turn of the century? Well, here is a 79 slide presentation covering British and French history from 1870-1911. A fantastic resource to accompany a world history unit on the democratic beginnings of Britain and France.
Young scholars explore French culture. In this cross-curriculum social studies instructional activity, students listen to Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and identify words and landmarks associated with France. Young scholars pronounce several phrases in French, observe and manipulate French coins, and play Charades.
After a brief summary of Napoleon's conquests and the coalitions against which he fought, this video details his emergence as Emperor and a major superpower in Europe. It summarizes main points about Napoleon, including his trail through Egypt and back into France, and his appointment as first Consul. This video is a good way to expose students to the basic feats of Napoleon through a series of explanatory maps, up to the formation of the Third Coalition in 1803.
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed. Learners analyze the chef preparation, mentor rolls, and the French philosophies of hard work versus intellectual work, while juxtaposing it against American attitudes. Adaptations are included that contrast the conflicts of the documentary with similar struggles of other cultures and individuals. This would serve as a great activity to explore cultural differences, or expand a home and consumer science curriculum.
France has gone through a lot of changes lately - first the monarchy fell to revolution, then the Republic was formed from the ashes, and now Napoleon has made France a major world power once again. This video shows the meteoric rise of Napoleon I, the new Emperor, and his continued acquisition of power and territory as he fights Russia, Prussia, and Great Britain in the War of the Fourth Coalition.
Students works in groups to study the lives of women in New France and Huron communities. In this French and Indian history lesson, student groups research cultural attributes that existed for women in New France and Huron communities. Students present their research the class and the class decides three aspects of the culture they find positive or negative. Students complete three sets of charts for the activity.
Here is a great way to incorporate art into your next unit on prehistoric people. The class makes stones out of ceramic clay and then creates paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves in France. A video link, full day-by-day procedure, and links to recommended books and resources are all included.
Second graders create their own ending to a story concerning fire safety. After watching the film, "Frances the Firefly", 2nd graders create a drawing of their own ending to the film. They practice a variety of ways to say no when faced with the dangers of playing with matches.
Students create a nature journal for an imaginary trip around France. They Identify animals and plants that live in France and describe its landscape. In addition they research a period in France's history and prepare a brief summary of the material for class presentation.
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
In this French history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of France from the Reformation to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 25 short answer questions regarding the topic.