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Learners use Xpedition Hall's interactive feature Paris Scope to research the history of Paris by visiting sites at Metro stops. They practice map-reading skills by tracing the route to take on the Paris Metro to get from one site to another.
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Allons-y! Bon vivants, French language learners, and world travelers! Visit the City of Light in a way that will “delight and surprise even those who think they know Paris very well.” With over 4,000 images, viewers can meander down the Avenue Montaigne, visit museums, and tour the Palace of Versailles. Even Disneyland Park is featured, and for those in need, Starbucks locations are listed. Create an itinerary for a real or virtual experience. Bon voyage!
Your Trip To Paris
Pack your bags! You are on your way to Paris and will learn about inscribed and circumscribed circles on your journey. An interesting lesson that uses a map of Paris's important sites. Geometers pick their favorite and using ruler and compass, they need find the perfect spot for their hotel centrally located to all sites. Afterward, they must justify their solutions with a clear explanation written as a note to their parents.
Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte
Discuss the balance, color, emotion, and context of the painting Paris Street; Rainy Day by Caillebotte. After a deep discussion, let creativity run free in your class as learners create a dimensional piece that reflects a life change they've experienced.
Un Séjour à Paris
Everyone dreams of going to Paris! Challenge your advanced French speakers to really get to know the city of lights. They use the plethora of worksheets provided to really explore the monuments, museums, and shops of Paris. They use a comparison chart to record prices for various activities and they decide which places they'd visit. They research flights, hotels, etc. A fun twist would be to assign each person a different budget. Then, when each person presents his or her trip, the rest of the class could see what kind of trip one would take under several different financial constraints.
A Guided Tour of Paris
Students demonstrate knowledge of the historical and architectural aspects of at least five of the great Paris landmarks and locate them on a city map. They describe the concept of the "arrondissement" and getting around on the Paris metro.
The U.S. Involvement in the Paris Peace Conference: The Fate of Alsace-Lorraine
Tenth graders deliberate about what to do with the Alsace-Lorraine. In this World War I lesson, 10th graders analyze documents about the future of the Alsace-Lorraine at the Paris Peace Conference. Students collaborate to decide what to do about the piece of land and submit written proposals that they compare to the Treaty of Versailles.
"Five Days in Paris" Book Quiz
ï»¿In this Five Days in Paris quiz worksheet, high schoolers take a seven question online quiz about the book. Page has multiple ads and links to answers, additional resources and Facebook.
Paris, a XIXth- Century City
Students plan a visit to Musse d'Orsay to examine Paris in the 19th century. For this visual arts lesson, students explore the Haussmanian period and urban life in the 19th century. Students discuss the relationship between art and society.
Landmarks in Paris
Third graders create a map of France. They use computers to view an "in flight" movie about Paris. They research Paris using books and the internet. Students practice using the program "Comic Life." They import illustrations for each of the Paris monuments and write captions including the history of each. Student work will be printed and put together into a book.
In this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Paris Hilton and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Paris and its Many Landmarks
Seventh graders examine the geography of Paris, France. In this Geography lesson, 7th graders research the importance of major landmarks in Paris. Students create a postcard for one Parisian landmark.
Paris Film and Places To Go
Learners practice using the internet in order to investigate how to choose movies for viewing in Paris and how to find a location. This done using a specific website. They also review vocabulary related to different genres of art and film.
Yorktown and Treaty of Paris
Eighth graders discuss the importance of battles fought during the Revolutionary War. They summarize the events, people, and strategies of significance in the Battle of Yorktown. They identify the significance of the the adoption of the Treaty of Paris and how it impacted the Revolutionary War.
Covering the Issue
Examine how art and music can be powerful tools for conveying a political or social message. After considering the issues surrounding rapper Paris, students design their own album covers that reflect their political and/or social concerns. They will also write lyrics for one of the songs on thier album.
French Cities and Transportation
Students study basic geography in France. They select a city, by means of a lottery, then present information about their "home town." They plan a trip to Paris, where all the students meet for a concert or other cultural event.
ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?
Instructions for two terrific ancient history lessons for your primary paleontologists are provided in this resource. The first involves the creation of fossil cast replicas using plaster of Paris. The directions are detailed, but the background information is not. For the second activity, you mark off the lengths of different dinosaurs on a 50-foot long rope for little ones to observe. Incorporate both of these activities to enhance your ancient history unit.
Ambassadors of Art
Have your class create their own art exhibit. Learners study the exchange of artwork between the Louvre in Paris and two American art museums, and create an introductory exhibit featuring European and American art from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Before embarking on this lesson, check the materials list to make sure you are prepared.
City Life In Europe
Students explore Paris. In this geography skills lesson, 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 cast animal tracks on a field trip. They split up to capture tracks from different areas and use plaster of Paris to mold to the footprint. They bring casts back to class, create a negative mold and paint it black.