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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.
Allo? Qui est-ce? Hone the listening skills of your Francophiles by simulating telephone conversations. After reviewing basic french telephone expressions (some are included here), they conduct two conversations per day for one week. A rubric is included for learners to assess themselves.
Here's the teacher guide to a unit on family and family vocabulary. Sift through the ideas (a pre-test, lesson 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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Work a few of these activities into your unit on jobs and professions for beginning French speakers. This teacher's guide focuses on feminine and masculine word endings, and introduces the teacher to different opportunities for oral practice. Example dialogues are included.
Eighth graders study the enactment of the Quebec Act of 1774. They review the events that occurred prior to the Quebec Act between the French, British and native relations. They create a chart to identify the conditions of the Proclamation Act, suggest alternative actions and speculate on the consequences of the Act.
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.
Ah, Impressionism, one of the most studied genres of art. High schoolers study the works of the major French Impressionist painters: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, ToulouseLautrec, Utrillo, Pissarro, Cassatt, Morisot, and Caillebotte. They create products for presentation and use reading and writing strategies in various activities.