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Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
Students examine how the French and American revolutions influenced and emergence of free press in these countries. Students explore the link between government control of the press and the type of government. They compare and contrast the benefits of free press.
The Sedition Act and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
Should limits be placed on freedom of speech in a time of national emergency? This is a question that has arisen at various points throughout the history of the United States, first originating with the Sedition Acts of 1798. Read about the events that led to the passage of this act and how the state legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky would subsequently resolve this act to be unconstitutional.
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like de la and du), and then play a game using their new vocabulary words. There's also a fun role-play activity that has learners step into the place of a presenter on a TV cooking show.
Learn Your Numbers
Are your young, beginning French speakers learning how to count? Give them this ten-page worksheet to have them practice writing numbers in English and French. Great for printing practice and vocabulary development.
Comparative Document Study? Human Rights in Islam and in the French and American Enlightment Traditions
High schoolers cite examples of human rights and duties enumerated in selections from Qur'an and Hadith. They explain the concepts and sources of rights and duties in the framework of Islamic law. Students compare the concepts of individual rights in the Islamic, American and French Enlightenment traditions.
The Republic and Its Images
Students study the meaning of The Republic and the symbols of the Republic. They learn definitions and look at images that are meant to be a lesson that comes before a museum visit. They look at images of artwork from this era of French history.
French and Indian War
Fourth graders engage in activities that familiarize them with the causes of the French and Indian War. They discuss the problem that started the war, the countries involved, and the effects to come about as a result of the French and British going to war.
When Disaster Strikes! Rocks, Minerals, Erosion and Weather
Students pretend the area they live in is subject to wind, waves and rain. In groups, they pretend they are a groups of meteorologists or geologists and are to report on the weather and damage that could occur there. Each group develops a news report to present their findings to the class.
Beginning French Words
In this foreign language activity, students find the words that are used in Beginning French class. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
In this foreign language activity, students look for the words that are related to the language of French and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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! 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.
The Family (La Famille)
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, instructional activity activity, and closing activity are all included), and include them in your own unit. Since visual connections are a great way to reach beginning language learners, definitely encourage your class to bring in family portraits, as suggested. This will help them recognize the French word(s) for each family member.
Haitian Revolution (Part 1)
After discussing the French Revolution, the narrator addresses the slave rebellion in Saint-Domingue in August 1791. He details the political and economic connections between the citizen revolution in France and the slave revolution in modern-day Haiti, including the (unsuccessful) revolt and execution of Vincent Oge in February 1791. Rights of men of color and men of mixed-race is discussed at length as the narrator puts the race relations in context of history.
The French Revolution
Starting with a quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities, the slides featured in this presentation go into thorough detail about the French Revolution. It includes portraits of key historical figures, maps, and demographic details about pre-revolutionary France. Images of revolutionary figures are also displayed.
The French Revolution
Students examine the causes and the results of the French Revolution. They study the role of the French monarchy (specifically Marie-Antoinette) and the role of the people (le Tiers-Etat) immediately before and during the French Revolution.
What Happened During the French and Indian War?
Students research the French and Indian War. In this world history lesson, students research suggested websites on the French and Indian War. Students construct a timeline of important events in paragraph form.
Introduction to French
Seventh graders match alphabet letters to their corresponding French sound. In this beginning French lesson, 7th graders recite the letters of the alphabet in French, touch the corresponding letter when the teacher pronounces a sound, and find words spelled by the teacher in the French dictionary.
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The slide show is not provided but image information is, along with an activity to be completed for each image show. Look up the pictures mentioned and you'll have a great lesson.
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
The Cajuns: Natives with a Difference!
Students examine the immigrant experiences of various culture groups. Using this information, they work together to compare and contrast these experiences with those of the Cajuns. As a class, they define ethnic group and research the food, clothing, dance and holidays of the Cajuns. After reading a novel, they write about what they believe Cajun society is like today.