French Greetings and introductions Teacher Resources
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French 101: A Musical Introduction
Bonjour! Comment ça-va? Introduce your language learners to French by playing the song "Parce Qu'on Vient de Loin." They attempt to describe what the song says and learn some basic French greetings like bonjour, au revoir, je m'appelle, and enchanté. There's a fun game included that has learners sit in a circle after they've been assigned one of the target greetings. A leader says one of the greetings at random, and all of the kids assigned to that greeting must get up and change chairs with their classmates.
Getting to Know You
Learners are introduced to the French language. Individually, they are given an index card in which they fill out their information and then introduce themselves to their classmates using key phrases. They also identify their family members and what types of housing they reside in. In groups, they review the numbers and the alphabet.
An Exploratory Approach to the Teaching of French in the Middle School
Students review the most recent vocabulary list of French words. Using literature by Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, they discover the history and culture of France. Using a map and the text, they locate the cities and regions of the country to end the lesson plan.
An Overview of the European Union, Eurozone, and the European Debt Crisis
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a lesson about the financial crisis. This resource provides excellent handouts, with clear instructions for the fable as well as a rubric.
Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Basics
Students in seventh and eighth grade Introduction to Foreign Language class are introduced the basic greetings, farewells, courtesy words, and basic phrases in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In pairs, they create a very short dialogue in one of these languages.
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The tone of the entries becomes more and more terrifying as the persecution progresses.
La forme et la santé
Healthcare varies from one country to the next. Introduce your high schoolers to the healthcare system in France and some of the vocabulary words used to describe one's health. There are several activities detailed in these pages. You could play "Simon Says" with your class, practice the dialogue provided, or create voodoo-like dolls to practice identifying the correct illness according to location. Since sewing an actual voodoo doll is probably not a possibility (as the lesson suggests), use paper forms instead.
Heroes and Heroines: King David, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Napoleon
Students identify and examine four heroes from history and imaginative literature. They discuss the characteristics of a hero and share perceptions of what makes a hero. By comparing and analyzing a few historical and literary figures, the students incorporate the concepts of heroism into their psyches.
To Honor All Children from Prejudice to Discrimination to Hatred....to Holocaust
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Lesson Plan 11: Beginnings
Every good novel needs a solid beginning! Setting the stage can have your budding authors stumped, so use this lesson to get them thinking. After examining the plot rollercoaster image (included) they consider the four places their story could start: beginning, inciting incident, middle, and end. A fun aspect to this lesson is having groups secretly write beginnings to a familiar story from one of these four points. After reading them aloud, the class guesses which beginning they wrote. Writers complete a worksheet applying these ideas to their own novels.
Lesson Plan 17: Novel, Take 2
It's all about using peer resources in this writing process lesson, which includes a fantastic novel revision worksheet packet. Learners have read a partner's story draft the night before, and groups have a "lightning round of praise" giving compliments about the novel they read. Then, writers let their inner editors out by first coming up with goals for their finished piece. By working through the packet, they come up with stylistic and content-related revisions, leaving the grammar edits for later. Finally, release the eager editors upon their drafts to revise, revise, revise!
A Bash in Baalbeck: Creating a Lebanese Festival
Learn about the diversity of the culture of Lebanon through this series of cross-curricular lessons. Compare and contrast various cultures through activities and readings. An introduction to the culture of Lebanon is included along with explanations of food, religion, and recreation. Learners will be able to compare their own culture to that of an Arab culture.
Anishinabe - Ojibwe - Chippewa: Culture of an Indian Nation
Students investigate the American Indian tribe of the Chippewa. They identify the different names of the Anishinabe/Ojibwe/Chippewa nation, conduct a research project, explore various websites, and present their group research projects.
A Trip to the Doctor
Oh la la! J'ai mal à la tête! Teach your Francophones different body parts by setting up your classroom like a doctor's office. Instead of having a doll, as suggested, consider having each class member draw a card at the beginning of class with different vocabulary terms (there could be more than one card for different body parts). Then, pantomime different ailments and have kids stand up or raise their cards when they hear their body part called. Step-by-step instructions are included here.
Examining What Sharing Really Means
Students read "The Senegalese Miracle". They discuss the amount of sharing the author finds in Africa. They examine the relationship the author has to the locals.
Examining What Sharing Really Means
Students examine the remarkable degree of sharing that the author encounters upon arrival in Africa. They reflect on the enduring understanding, "Attitudes toward sharing differ among different cultures." The respond in their journals to the following prompts: * What do you think the author wanted her readers to be thinking about? * What is Kaldi's most important point?
The Rise of Hitler
Eleventh graders investigate how Hitler was able to harness Germany. In this World War II lesson, 11th graders conduct primary and secondary source research to determine how Hitler used the Great Depression, charisma, scapegoats, and the Treaty of Versailles to take power of the country. Articles and Web links are provided with this lesson.
The Statue of Liberty: Bringing the 'New Colossus' to America
Students discuss meaning of symbols associated with Statue of Liberty, read and analyze Emma Lazarus' sonnet, "The New Colossus," and write persuasive letter to a nineteenth-century audience to gain support for bringing statue to America.
A Proposal to Lessen World Hunger
Fifth graders conduct research. They explore how to give an oral presentation with visual aids. Students have the opportunity to create a proposal which could help alleviate world hunger. They brainstorm different ways children could help fight hunger throughout the world. Students have the opportunity to try an informal presentation with their small group.
Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).