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Students use Internet links to plan a 3-day tour of France. They role-play a typical encounter that may be experienced during their trip.
The Peace Settlement and Germany
In this World War I worksheet, students read about the sufferings of Britain, France and the United States during the war. Then, students review the sources and answer 7 short answer questions with regards to the war and the peace treaty.
Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe. By examining military documents, students examine the decision to invade North Africa instead of France.
What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States
Students research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland, Spain, Russia (among others) on the United States.
Students study some important people and events in French culture. They complete a worksheet and circle every item that is associated with France. They respond to written cues identifying the country's language and culture.
In the Tennis Court
In this Tennis Court Oath worksheet, students read parts of speeches made by peasants, urban workers, and businessmen in France in 1788-89. Students decide who was responsible for each speech by color coding them.
There are plenty of French holidays that we don't have in the United States, but there are also a few that we do! Cut out these strips of paper (each strip explains one French holiday), and have your learners compare holidays in their home country with holidays in France.
The Changing Landscape
Middle schoolers examine the evolution of landscape painting in France from the 17th to the 19th century. They study and compare three landscape paintings, emphasizing space, depth, and the concepts of foreground, middle ground, and background.
Lascaux Cave Art on Ceramic Stones
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.
The Diary of Anne Frank: How Would I Survive?
Seventh graders read Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's, The Diary of Anne Frank while focusing on the survival and coping skills of the people living in the Secret Annex. They create a group slideshow which shows how they would survive in a stressful situation and tell about a current world situation that might necessitate the use of coping skills.
19c European Liberalism
If you'd like to prompt some great discussions in your history class, this presentation will surely get your class talking. Addressing 19th century liberalism in Europe (including influences from England, France, America, and Ireland), the slides focus on key information and differences between the different schools of thought. The final slide, which details possible challenges to liberalism, could be applied to modern-day issues.
Le Tour de France
Students explore French geography, history and culture. They imagine that they are a tour company that is trying to promote the trip to prospective customers. In addition, they make travel arrangements in French, practice computer skills, and present information orally and in writing.
In this map of France worksheet, students view and label a map of France with its regions, major cities and important landmarks. Students include a compass and legend to accompany their map.
Countries in France
In this social studies worksheet, students find the foreign language terms from France and the answers are found through clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
Best Friends for Frances Lesson Plan
Students enjoy filling baskets with different foods. In this Best Friends for Frances lesson students work on word pronunciation by identifying initial sounds from the food they place in their basket.
Best Friends for Frances Lesson Plan
Students love filling their baskets with foods as well as trying to identify the initial sounds. In this Best Friends for Frances lesson plan, students identify the initial sounds of words in the picture book and stock picnic baskets.
Nationalism in France: French Revolution
Determine if you think nationalism led france into the French Revolution. Presented here are multiple facts pertaining to France's nationalist ideology and the path leading to the Revolution. While text is somewhat scant, major events such as the Storming of the Bastille are well represented.
Getting to Know France
In this map skills worksheet, students answer 14 questions about the geography of France. Students then draw a rough map of France. It is assumed that access to an atlas is available.
Students use the Internet to explore the culture, holidays, language and regions of France. They take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.
La prise de la Bastille: fête national de la France
What is Bastille Day? While the United States celebrates July 4th, the French celebrate their independence on July 14th. This reading passage contains information about the holiday, and reading comprehension questions follow. There's also a small chart provided to compare July 4th and July 14th.