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France's New Medieval Castle Takes Shape
Students explore how a dream to build a medieval castle came to reality. In this lesson, students read an article about a knight's castle that is being built in France, then complete numerous activities such as a quiz, a debate, a class discussion and a spelling test.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Landscape of France
Learners 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.
6th - 12th Science
Regions of France
Young scholars pretend that their family has received a free vacation to the region of France of their choice. They must decide what their family's priorities are and research each region to find out which region would be the best for their family to visit.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Forms of Government Project
From the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy to the dictatorship of North Korea, this is a very simple project that will help your class members gain a better understanding of different forms of government that exist around the world. Learners design a poster board in which they must include a map, related current event, government structure, and demographic information of a particular foreign government.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tour de Force on the Tour de France
Students explore the incredible obstacles that Lance Armstrong overcame to become the second American winner of the Tour de France. They choose a person whom they admire as the subject of a 'Man in the News' or 'Woman in the News' article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
After the Flames
Students examine the causes and effects of the riots in France. After reading an article, they discuss ways to improve the lives of Muslims living in the country. They answer discussion questions and work together to complete a chart comparing the riots in France to those in Newark and Detroit.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Roundabout the Arc de Triomphe
Students recognize one of the most important landmarks of France and perhaps the greatest triumphal arch in the world. They demonstrate their knowledge of this famous arch by building a replica with recycled boxes and other craft materials.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Languages as Reflection of Cultures and Civilizations: French Speaking Countries
Expand your class's vision of the French-speaking world by conducting this research project. Pupils focus on building 21st century skills while they look up information about a French country and put together presentations
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
International Festival: France
Students 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. Students pronounce several phrases in French, observe and manipulate French coins, and play Charades.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Le Tour de Français
Create a Tour de France for your French speakers! The class breaks into teams, chooses a country to represent, and takes turns participating in fun games and challenges. They review vocabulary, what they know about francophone countries, and work together to win the medal!
9th - 10th Languages
New Review The War of 1812
After reading a sample memo regarding the conflict with Britain and France before the War of 1812, your class members will assume the role of James Madison and brainstorm how to handle the situation. They will then analyze the creation and context for the Star-Spangled Banner, and finally create a movie poster to represent the war.
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bon Voyage! Buon Viaggio! Buen Viaje!
They always say a good writer, writes what they know. Before writing and acting out a script about life in one of three countries, learners fully research and examine culture, language, and stereotypes. In groups they choose to reasearch and write about either France, Italy, or Spain.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
World War I: U.S. Army Battles in France
World War I ended on November 11, 1918. Watch clips from the final battles in France that forced Germany to ask for an armistice. Although they were within reach of Paris, the Allies were able to hold them off, and they finally retreated out of France.
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Live Without 'Em
Students compare/contrast the factors that create strong relationships between countries, researching the evolving relationship between Britain and France. They create a scrapbook that documents the major events in the history of Britain and France.
6th - 12th Science