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Students examine the preparations for the invasion of France on June 6, 1944. After viewing a clip from "The War", they identify the demands and concerns of all military leaders for this invasion. They use maps to examine the geographical challenges and discuss the sacrifice of the soliders on that fateful day.
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.
Where is France? Interest young learners in exploring France, French language, and French culture. They identify similarities and differences between French and American families, speak the French words for family members, analyze maps, and explore various websites. Get them started by learning vocabulayr words in context.
Sixth graders explore the connection between a nation's currency and its values by analyzing dollars, francs and euros. They discuss how the mottoes, designs, and portraits imprinted on currency are a reflection of heritage and cultural values. In small groups, 6th graders create their own currency to reflect their values and heritage.
Students take a close look at the president of France, In this French history lesson, students visit selected websites to take in French culture, investigate the 2005 riots, and predict what President Sarkozy's leadership may resemble.
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.
Learners investigate the cave paintings of France. They explore various websites, recite and discuss french vocabulary terms, create a painted cave wall, and view and discuss images of French cave paintings.
Students explore Paris. In this geography skills lesson plan, students watch "City Life in Europe," and conduct further research on the city of Paris and the country of France. Students create postcards that feature Parisian landmarks.
Students study the Fourteen Points. They examine motives behind Wilson's Fourteen Points and why most of them were rejected by France. They answers questions concerning primary resources (casualty list and before and after photographs). They make an inference based on the list of demands they create
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! Several activities are provided here, and you could easily add more of your own if you want to tailor the activities to what your class is currently learning.
In this French history worksheet, students investigate King Louis XVI of France and his actions during the French Revolution through careful reading of the 2 pages of text and answering 8 short answer questions pertaining to him.
Students use the Internet to research the Tour de France and the riders. They discover the history of the race and the path it follows every year. They also examine the life of rider, Lance Armstrong.
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.
In this World War I instructional activity, 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.
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.
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 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.
Students 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.