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Take a look at the French Revolution and neo-classic art, then compare it to current social issues and contemporary art. Kids analyze several pieces painted by Jacques-Louis David in regard to style and subject then compare them to pieces painted by Kehinde Wiley's modern representations.
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.
Middle schoolers incorporate different disciplines into this lesson. In this science lesson, students investigate the use of communicating without words, and how it is different than communicating with words. They discuss the pros and cons of each type of communication.
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.
As we all know, some clothing has a way of letting us know a little something about the person wearing it. Kids explore the idea that clothing can be a form of communication and artistic expression. They analyze a Native American textile piece with regard to the message it conveys. They then create t-shirt designs using their own name and expressive symbolism.
For this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer the questions concerning communication for the obtaining of a merit badge.
Learners read and comprehend materials written for French native speakers; use cognates and contextual visual clues to derive meaning from texts that contain unfamiliar words, expressions, and structures; identify subtleties of meaning through the use of learned vocabulary and structures. They also use technology tools to prepare publications and produce other creative works; use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
Students research French culture and French communication skills. They develop and produce a fifteen minute news program in French, reporting on news, weather, sports, and traffic.
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.
Young scholars investigate the customs and culture of French-speaking countries. In this geography skills lesson, students research selected nations to learn about the culture, industries, lifestyles, and foods that are eaten there. Young scholars create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
Students explore Cameroonian culture. In this French lesson, students participate in activities that require them to discover the ties between Cameroonian culture and French culture.
High schoolers 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.
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.
Pupils discover French letter sound combinations. They read a French poem in which they discover different combinations that rhyme. They continue the rhyming pattern by adding their own lines to the poem. They read their poem to the class to practice pronunciation.
Students identify rhyming words in the French language. In this French rhyming words instructional activity, students participate in a shared reading of the poem "J'adore la pizza" by Karen Kransky. Students complete a cloze activity on the poem, break the rhyming words into syllables, and write an expansion of the poem.
Oh, no! Everyone is getting sick! Young French speakers use French expressions regarding physical health, some of which are idioms. With the use of health expressions provided in the lesson plan, pairs work together to write stories that they can also act out as skits. They include as many expressions as possible.
Students interpret messages and examine how these messages change. In this communication lesson, students are given random sentences to communicate to members of the group, then students play a version of the game "Telephone" and look at how the message got more mixed up as more people were involved in its transmission.
Pupils examine African cultures through the study of masks in the initiation ceremonies in French speaking black Africa. They analyze masks, and create their own masks.
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.
Learners read short stories and legends from the Contes et legendes du monde francophone reader. They read the story on the Internet and follow the links to information on Gabon . They relate the stories in their own words in French and act out the stories to show comprehension of the differences between them.