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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.
Art and Culture of France
Lessons about France can cover art, history, and the colonization of Africa.
How Did France Change Under Napoleon?
In this Napoleon worksheet, students read about how life in France changed under his leadership. There are a variety of graphic, twelve short-answer questions, and one extended writing prompt.
Le Tour de France
Students explore the topics of geography and bicycle racing in a variety of ways. They present an informational expose describing a stage city of the Tour de France. They describe the cultural interest which the stage city hold for spectators.
England & France During La Belle Époque
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.
International Festival: France
Learners explore French culture. In this cross-curriculum social studies lesson, students listen to Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and identify words and landmarks associated with France. Learners pronounce several phrases in French, observe and manipulate French coins, and play Charades.
Napoleon and the Wars of the First and Second Coalitions
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.
The Pursuit of Excellence
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.
Napoleon and the War of the Fourth Coalition
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.
Your Stance on France
Students explore the growing unrest in France in November 2005. They read various editorial responses to the violence and brainstorm problems and solutions that might help the people of France move forward effectively.
Frances the Firefly
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.
Geography of France
Pupils identify produces found in France and they mention the location for the origin of each particular product. This is a platform for them to review the geography of France.
The Landscape of France
Pupils 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.
Spain and France Influence in Europe and in the New World
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 lesson, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
History of France: Big Picture
In this French history study guide worksheet, pupils 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.
Mass Protests in France
Students read an article about protests in France. They complete vocabulary exercises and comprehension activities. They take a quiz, complete worksheets and discuss a timeline of protest movements in France.
France Introduces Smoking Ban
Students read, discuss and analyze a newspaper article about France introducing a ban on smoking in bars, cafes and restaurants. They assess the key vocabulary words used in the article and view the grammar side of the article.
History of France: Big Picture
In this French history study guide worksheet, pupils read a brief overview pertaining to major events in history of France from circa 1500 to the present.
New France, New Home - Making a Difference
Learners explore story settings by completing a chart. For this storytelling lesson, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area. Learners predict the story points before they read and complete a historical worksheet based on the history of France.
Discovering the Regions of France
Young scholars explore the regions of France. In this cultural studies lesson, students research the geographic and cultural regions of France. Young scholars prepare PowerPoint presentations to share their findings with their classmates.