French Communication Teacher Resources

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French Impressionism

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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, Toulouse-Lautrec, Utrillo, Pissarro, Cassatt, Morisot, and...
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Le Tour de Français

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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,...
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Describing Family - Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students describe their family in their new language French. They use adjectives, and proper gender. Then they describe how the family is alike and different.
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Communicating with the World

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students practice their communication skills with people from other cultures. Using predetermined questions, they email their penpal and wait for their responses. They reflect on the value of the information given to them and complete an...
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French: One-Sided Telephone Conversations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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A French Newscast

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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.
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Culinary Culture

For Teachers 8th - 9th
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...
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Intermediate French Review: Matching

For Students 9th - 12th
Match the French word or phrase on the left to its English counterpart on the right. This online worksheet provides practice for those learning French. Title claims it assesses the allez and venir verb forms, but vocabulary items are...
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Counting in French

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Can you count in French? Guide your young learners in counting a variety of subjects from different works of art. Use sentence frames to provide support to struggling learners.
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Beyond Wires and Pigeons - Communications in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Telegraphs and pigeons may all seem passe, but at one point in time they were at the cutting edge of technology. Explore the evolution of technology and how it affected communication during World War I. 
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Imaginary Invalid: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you cross a man with hypochondria, a young doctor, and a nun? A hilarious play by Moliere. A study guide for Imaginary Invalid introduces theater-goers to the French comedy by providing an overview of the characters...
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Food Words: Scramble

For Students 7th - 8th
There are so many key vocabulary terms to know for French food! Use this list as a basis, and pair it with some fun activities to get your class moving. You could print off pictures to correspond with each vocabulary word and have...
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The House

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Oú est la cuisine? Several activities are suggested here to develop and further vocabulary acquisition for your beginning French speakers. They draw pictures of different rooms in a house and place objects around the room. Then, using...
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Apprenons le Francais (Let's Learn French)

For Teachers K - 8th
Bonjour! Teach your class this basic greetings and much more with a unit of materials. Included here are lessons, vocabulary practice materials and activities, conversation practice handouts, word puzzles, and more to support your class...
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Say It in French

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Eleventh and twelfth graders research and create language-immersion Web-based presentations. They choose a particular theme (family, travel, etc.) to create a webpage on the Internet. They are given a rubric to check their grammar and...
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Les Métiers (Jobs and Professions)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Describe and Compare: Teacher Edition

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Note: This is the teacher's guide to Pimsleur's French lesson plan called "Describe & Compare." The guide discusses the lesson plan's purpose, objectives, and designed learning outcomes. It presents information on each of the...
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The Family (La Famille)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Napoleon's Empire Collapses

For Students 6th - 8th
In this French history worksheet, students complete a cause and effect graphic organizer as they note how each of 6 actions led to Napoleon's final defeat. Students also briefly describe the final defeat of Napoleon using the terms...
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Getting to Know You

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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Hobbies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
How many different hobbies can you name in French? Using this question, French classes are asked to list as many hobbies as they can. Although the activities themselves are not included in this teacher guide, you could create them...
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Incorporating Cameroonian Cultures into French Classes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore Cameroonian culture. For this French lesson, students participate in activities that require them to discover the ties between Cameroonian culture and French culture.
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French Phrases Matching Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this French worksheet, students match the phrase with its translation in the other column for 15 questions. The answers are obtained by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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French Matching Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this foreign language worksheet, students match the French word with its selected meaning found on the right side of the sheet.
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Weather Phrases Matching- English to French

For Students 5th - 7th
In this weather words matching activity, students match 10 English phrases that describe weather to their French counterparts.
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Types of Literature

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Explore a short piece of French literature with intermediate French scholars. Either assign readers to each character, or divide the class into groups to give the story some life. There's a student task sheet included as well, although...
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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Météo Maths

For Teachers 6th - 7th
French language scholars examine French language websites to read about the weather for Francophone capital cities. They make weather predictions and compare them with actual weather reports. They design graphs of the mean temperature...
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Foreign Words Used in English: Matching

For Students 8th - 10th
Are your pupils connoisseurs of the French words commonly used in English? Distribute this simple matching activity during down time or when discussing French influence on the English language.
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Zoom in: Habitat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Young French learners guess the subject of an image as the teacher zooms out, showing them a little more of the image at every stop. Use this in a full-immersion classroom for young learners to introduce them to the desert habitat.
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Weather: Its attributes and actions

For Teachers 5th
Get your French speakers up and moving with this lesson on weather. There are seven activities included here. Start by having the whole class sing the included song: Quel temps fait-il aujourd'hui. Then, have your class warm up by...
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Avoir, Être, et Le Passé Composé

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The lesson begins with direct instruction: how and when do we use avoir and être to form the past tense? After identifying the verbs that use either avoir or être, French learners write about five things they did the week prior. Then, in...
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Les contes explicatifs

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students 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...
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Bienvenue, mon petit chou!

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders participate in a lesson to work on foreign language skills. They create a simulation of a African baby welcoming and naming ceremony to create a context for practicing Communication.
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Los Números (0-31)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the communication of numbers in the Spanish Language. They discuss the differences of numbers found in English and Spanish. They also play the game of BINGO in Spanish for fun practice.
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"Pr¿¿sentez votre Coll¿¿ge"

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the typical French Middle School student to find out more information about a typical day at school. The day is compared to a day in the life of an American in middle school. The exercise increases cultural awareness...
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Le Tour de l'hemisphere en trois pays

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice to develop geography skill by identifying locations using a map and apply writing process strategies to develop a travel brochure for France, Quebec or the Ivory Coast.
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French: The Resistance and Occupation during World War II

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners in advanced French classes examine the French resistance during world War II. They discover what it was like living in an occupied country while increasing their vocabulary skills and applying the conditional verb tense....
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Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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The Art of Communication

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research the Morse Code created by Samuel F. B. Morse in 1838. They participate in decoding messages on a printable student activity sheet. They write their own Morse Code message and have a peer try and decode it.
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Souris Surprise

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students practice counting objects in French to reinforce their math skills and the French language. They listen to stories read in French and participate in sequencing activities.
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Taking Up Arms and the Challenge of Slavery in the Revolutionary Era

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine a series of documents which discuss the contradiction in the Americans' rhetoric about slavery. They act as members of designated Committees of Correspondence in the five different colonies, communicating their...
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Classroom Objects in French

For Students 9th - 12th
In this foreign language worksheet, students match the classroom objects with the language translation in the right column for the 14 questions.
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Vocabulaire: Matching

For Students 7th - 9th
Introduce this list of fairy tale vocabulary to your class and then have a read aloud. As an extension activity, you could break your class into small groups and have each group write their own fairy tale, highlighting the new...
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Budget Hungry

For Teachers 2nd
Young elementary students create an expense budget for a meal at a restaurant. They learn the basic communication and etiquette skills needed to successfully go on a field trip to implement the budgets they created.
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Grammaire en Groupes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Play a game! In groups, learners try to brainstorm as many examples as possible for each of six parts of speech. Then, independently, learners create a presentation about a particular part of speech of their choosing. Unfortunately,...
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Secret Writing Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers explore the world of secret writing, otherwise known as cryptography. After an interesting introduction to the activity, learners utilize a decoder badge which uses the St. Cyr cipher - which is a cipher...
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Episode 1.3: The Solution

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can the people of Malawi get the fresh drinking water they need? The third episode in a seven-part series shows the Global Problem Solvers as they put their heads together and use technology to upgrade the country's system of wells....
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Episode 1.7: Birth of a Social Enterprise

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
All's well that ends well! The final episode in a seven-part series shows the outcome of the Global Problem Solver's quest to fix Malawi's aging water wells. The team sees the impact of their efforts firsthand and receives recognition...
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Episode 2.4: The Technology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
No power? That's no problem for the Global Problem Solvers! The fourth of seven episodes follows them in their search for solar panels to power their pop-up school kits. High water threatens to delay the return of normalcy for Tampa's...
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Episode 2.6: Test and Retest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pop-up school sounds really cool! What happens when adversity strikes? Episode six in a seven-part series features the Global Problem Solvers at their creative best. When the initial test of their school solution fails, the team puts...
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Episode 1.4: The Technology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens when the plan just won't come together? Get a bigger team! Episode four in a seven-part series featuring the Global Problem Solvers examines what happens when young leaders run into a road block when implementing new...
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Episode 1.6: Test and Retest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When it rains, it pours! Episode six in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series explores the challenges brought upon the team as Malawi enters its rainy season. Two problem solvers visit a local institute to get assistance in...
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Episode 2.2: The Problem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
School's out ... forever? Episode two in a seven-part Global Problem Solvers series follows the team as they touch down in hurricane-ravaged Tampa. After meeting with a local principal and teacher, the group begins to formulate a plan to...
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Episode 2.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sometimes helping communities after a natural disaster requires a solution of monstrous proportions! The fifth episode in a seven-part shows scholars how the Problem Solvers rise above climbing waters by enlisting the help of monster...
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Expressing a Condition with "If"

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Before presenting the material to your classes, review different constructions of the conditional tense. This teacher's guide provides several examples and role-play opportunities with your class. Dialogue to build familiarity with the...
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The Future

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This teacher guide provides several ideas for how to structure a unit on the futur simple. Start by having your class read the short passage provided about  Google. As they read, pupils should categorize verbs by type to highlight verbs...
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La Sagesse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss elders in their community and their accomplishments. They interview a Senior Citizen about their life and accomplishments and create present their information to the class in French and write a biography in French.
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Les Francais en Amerique

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students, after researching the routes of the early French explorers, visit the Museum of Fort LeBoeuf, which leads to the Louisiana Purchase (American/French accounts) and its differences in historical perspectives. In addition, they...
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Art and Movement

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze the art of movement and photographic techniques. In this art analysis instructional activity, students explore artistic techniques for communicating motion. Students complete image based discussion. Students make two...
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Exploring the Brasseries of Paris

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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"Le Monstre dans le Metro"-the Parisian subway

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners are given evidence in the target language of French in order to explain the metro system. The lesson strengthens communication skills. They recreate a comic book story from French into English for fun.
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Why Do I Have This Name?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read short texts about the meaning of African and French names and how babies are named in France and Africa. They create and present a skit in which the parents and grandparents of a newborn baby choose a name.
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My Dream Vacation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the different countries of the world. They pick a location and conduct in depth research into the location. Students then use communication skills in oral and written form to convince peers the need to visit the...
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Questions, Statements And Formality

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students distinguish between questions, statements, and formality as dictated by the instructor in a targeted foreign language: French or German. On a provided worksheet, students classify statements according to their vocabulary and...
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Cyrano de Bergerac

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students participate in a instructional activity that focuses on the mastery of French. The instructional activity targets advanced French students. They complete a variety of activities while viewing a foreign film.
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Tell Me A Foreign Language Story

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students practice retelling a simple story representative of the country where the target language is spoken: French, German, or Spanish. Given a worksheet with story details, students fill in missing details and rearrange details to...
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Francophone Tourism Package

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research and write a report about a French-speaking country and present their research to classmates. They create a persuasive advertising brochure promoting one specific country as the best tourist destination.
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Why Not Come to North Amercia?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the motives for French expansion into the New World, they evaluate primary source documents to determine who, what, when, where and why.
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Family Terms

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students complete sentences using appropriate family names and terms in a target foreign language: French, German, or Spanish. Using a fill in the blank worksheet, students give the appropriate noun to complete a sentence about familial...
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Matching Worksheet

For Students 7th
In this French vocabulary worksheet, 7th graders match 15 French vocabulary terms and phrases with the correct English translation.
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French Cities and Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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La forme et la santé

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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Know Your Planets

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Does your class know their planets? Implement an activity that has them describing the solar system, identifying properties of the planets, and placing them in order from their distance from the sun.
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Episode 1.5: The Business Plan

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Will the Global Problem Solvers be able to upgrade Malawi's outdated water wells? The fifth of seven episodes finds the team struggling with a technology upgrade. Scholars observe the power of perseverance and an entrepreneurial spirit...
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The Invention And Development of Submarines

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Crazy fact: submarines were actually invented long before the beginning of World War I! As the narrator of an engaging video explains, submarines revolutionized warfare and changed everything. Interesting anecdotes as well as vivid...
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Companions In The Trenches - Animals of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
People had to suffer in the trenches, but do scholars know they had four-legged companions to help them during World War I? Many horses and dogs were extremely helpful to soldiers during the time period. Discover how horses and dogs not...
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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the sky the limit? Advances in aviation during World War I brought the limit much closer than before. Countries around the world were affected by flight in the Great War, including adapting by changing tactical locations and patterns.
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La Graphologie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students demonstrate their understanding of French text by correctly filling in a chart, and by responding to questions. They demonstrate an understanding of French adjectives by using appropriate written forms of adjectives when...
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A Trip to the Doctor

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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...
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Mixed Tense Questions

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This set of 20 questions prompts learners to answer using the proper verb tense. You could use these questions as they are on the worksheet or in oral form. The class can form lines of communication where they line up facing each other:...
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Qui veut jouer avec moi?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders focus on using the passe¿¿ compose¿¿ of verbs and for sports and musical instrument vocabulary in a meaningful context. They create a personal narrative about a life experience related to music or sports.
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FAMOUS NAMES

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study some important people and events in French culture. They complete a worksheet and circle every item that is associated with France. They respond to written cues identifying the country's language and culture.
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Communications: Vocabulary Skills

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding communications-related words.
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Musical Moments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to popular music in French. In groups, they identify and practice speaking the words they are unfamiliar with and examine the context of the song. They complete a worksheet with a partner to end the lesson plan and...
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Reading Reader's Digest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers practice reading a Reader's Digest in French. In groups, they identify new vocabulary and practice prouncing the words. They complete a worksheet in which they practice writing complete sentences. They are graded on a...
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Interview Exclusive! Paris-Match interroge Audrey Tatou, vedette du film, Le fableux destin d'Am¿¿lie Poulain

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students role play an interview. After researching Audrey Tautou and the movie Amelie, pairs of students take turns interviewing each other. One plays the role of a journalist and the other plays the role of an actress. During the...
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Le Grand Voyage

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work in collaborative groups to research a country of their choosing. Groups use the internet to their country and plan a trip to that location. Students complete a multi-media presentation of their country, following a...
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Musical Medley (French)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners listen to the songs "Tous les Blues Sont Crits Pour Toi" by Celine Dion and the song " 'Ti Monde" by Beausoleil. Students write their impressions of the song. They look up and write vocabulary definitions in the target language...
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Creative Jobs

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify different French products and the materials used to create them. They compare the French products to those that are made in America in order to show the differences in the two cultures.
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Chinese Dialect Exercise

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are exposed to the obstacles in communication created by the presence of dialects, and made aware of the usefulness of a common writing system available to speakers of all dialect forms.
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Sacajawea

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the challenges Sacajawea faced when communicating. They examine ways of communicating using gestures as the Native Americans did. They identify how the Native Americans used natural resources when meeting their...
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Matching Clothes Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
In this French Language activity, students have to match the word with the English meaning related to items of clothing. The answers are found by opening the button at the bottom of the page.
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Geography of France

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify produces found in France and they mention the location for the origin of each particular product. This is a platform for them to review the geography of France.
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Foreign Language Initial Reading

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students match sentences and phrases to pictures in a target language. They identify the proper written form of familiar spoken phrases. Students practice labeling objects and pictures with the proper greeting, color, number or object...
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Chinese Dialect Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are exposed to the obstacles to communication created by the presence of dialects. Students become aware of the usefulness of a common writing system available to speakers of all dialect forms.
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Le Qu¿¿bec et l'importance de la langue fran¿¿aise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study the structure of songs in order to appreciate music. Also the songs serve as help to create context for further investigation into the history and culture of Quebec.
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Combien co¿¿te?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students engage in conversation using the target vocabulary and grammar structure while discussing prices in euro. They also engage in listening and writing skills related to these topics. Finally, students identify and analyze the...
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An Investigative Look at Florida's Sinkholes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In May of 1981, the Winter Park Sinkhole in Florida first appeared and is now referred to as Lake Rose. Scholars learn about the causes of sinkholes through an inquiry project. Then, they analyze recent data and draw conclusions to...
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Stratified Sampling

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Young mathematicians learn how to solve problems involving stratified sampling. They review concepts of sampling and proportionality by watching a video and then they complete a worksheet of questions on this topic.
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Show Me the Euro

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore international trade and foreign exchange markets.  In this Economics instructional activity, students explore the nature and history of international trade and examine the nature of imports and exports.  Students convert...
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A Historical and Educational Perspective on American Sign Language

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Using Sign Language to Communicate with Your Special-Needs Students in the Classroom
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Pluralism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze advantages and disadvantages of living in a plurlistic society. They work in groups, to identify the various groups (blacks, whites, Asians, and Coloureds) in the era of apartheid in South Africa by using primary and...
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1776: The American Revolution in the Champlain Valley

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine the significance of Lake Champlain in the Revolutionary War. In this American Revolution instructional activity, students discuss how Lake Champlain was integral to the war, create war time lines, and identify the 13...
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Sort it Out - Symmetry

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate geometric shapes and beauty by identifying symmetry.  In this image analysis lesson, students view a slide show of images through PowerPoint which display the differences between symmetrical shapes and...
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Grade 10 History Unit 1 Test Review (1900-1929)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this world history review instructional activity, learners define and identify the 50 people and events listed on the instructional activity associated with the 1920's and World War I.
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Finding our "Roots"

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Discuss the symbolism of family trees and how they relate to families. Middle schoolers also investigate their own families to find cultural traditions to share with their classmates. The class gains more appreciation for cultures around...
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Telling Our Own Stories

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore online profiles and social media with your middle and high school classes. Use blogs to inspire your class to craft a well-written, thoughtful response to a prompt you give.  A few example prompts are given. 
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Ben Franklin's Cartoon Contribution

For Students 8th - 12th
In this historical events activity, learners analyze a political cartoon by Ben Franklin. Students respond to 3 talking point questions.
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The British Empire – Where the Sun Never Set

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read an article on the British Empire.  In this ESL lesson, students explore the British Empire from the 1600's, then work in small groups to complete several activities that reinforce the information learned in the reading. 
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Napoleonic Europe (1799-1815)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Napoleonic Era in Europe. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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A Teenager's Day in Senegal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars attempt to answer the following question in an attempt to create a context for the instructional activity: "What would a typical day be like for a teenager in Senegal?" The activities are presented in a style that is taken...
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The Faithful Friend

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students work in co-op groups to create a Reader's Theater production of the story. Students create a flow map that sequences the major events in the story. Students research the island of Martinique and create a travel brochure...
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Where In The World?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers in a foreign language class examine the geography of a country that speaks the language. In groups, they use a template of a map to locate each geographical features. They also practice saying the new vocabulary in the...
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Le Tour de France

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the topics of geography and bicycle racing in a variety of ways. They present an informational expose describing a stage city of the Tour de France. They describe the cultural interest which the stage city hold for...
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Pythagorean Theorem

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders draw right triangles and identify the parts of a right triangle: right angle, interior and exterior angles, hypotenuse and legs. They predict and identify any relationships that exist between the sides of a right...
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Languages

For Students 8th - 12th
This learning exercise addresses the issue of language and its barriers within the diverse European Union. Due to the reliance on a resource called, "Europe in the Round", this learning exercise may have limited appeal.
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Discovery of Caveman Art

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the life of early man as depicted in the cave art in Lascaux and Chauvet in southwestern France. They use a variety of activities in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery.
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Creating Laws

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students brainstorm ideas for legislation and present their ideas to the class. They draft a bill and take it through the normal procedures of the Canadian Parliament.
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Countries of the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students in a ESL classroom examine a world map and study the various countries' names. The study the cultures of selected countries and create a vocabulary list. Finally they label an empty map with the countries' names and a short...
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Capitalization of Academic Classifications, Courses, and Degrees

For Students 5th - 6th
In this capitalization worksheet, review rules of capitalization and edit a set of 10 sentences. An answer key is included on page 2.
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Who Wants to Play with Me?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders recognize affixes common to the language in a meaningful and communicative context and to use their knowledge of affixes to determine word meanings. original story. Students present a personal narrative about an...
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Qu'est-ce Que C'est? Foreign Phrases

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders develop their reading comprehension skills by reading foriegn phrases. They also use the foreign phrases to develop their writing skills.
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Les Repas

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders use grade-level knowledge and skills to apply age-appropriate writing process strategies to develop a script for a television food critic. They build on prior knowledge about food, and this will act as a way to tie the...
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The Delicious Meal?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders use grade-level knowledge and skills to apply age appropriate writing process strategies. They build on prior knowledge about food to tie previously learned material with new material.
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Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language Basics

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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Tread Lightly: Where We Stand

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the concept of ecological footprints. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students calculate their ecological footprints and consider how to reduce them.
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Advanced Sentence Completion 11

For Teachers 6th - 11th
In this sentence completion worksheet, students choose the best word(s) to complete each sentence from five possible choices.
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Mobile Phones

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Investigate how mobile phones impact their lives through this technology instructional activity that has students discuss the history of the cell phone and research how cell phones are being used in third world countries. Students create...
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Québec Sovereignty – Oui ou Non?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine the Quebec question. In this Quebec lesson, students research issues related to Quebec's sovereignty. Student then participate in a videotaped debate on the issue.
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Helen Keller

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Helen Keller worksheet, students read about the life of the activist, then complete a variety of comprehension activities. An answer key is included.
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Ayiti Lesson 1: Play the Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in an economics role-playing video game demonstrating social responsibility  In this economics lesson, students play "The Cost of Life" game which requires students to think critically to make decisions, identify...
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l'Euro

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils research the history of change for the economy of Europe using the internet. The focus of the lesson plan is upon the new currency of the Euro which has changed the area having a unifying effect. Students create a physical...
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Using an Amortization Table

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students search the Internet to find a site that contains an amortization table and make a hypothesis about the results of changing time and rate. They examine the affects of time and rate on a mortgage and discuss the difference in the...
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Portfolio Entry Slip/Section Markers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in activities to gain further understanding of Quebec. They discuss cultural activities and brainstorm slogans on license plates. In groups, students create visuals to match slogans and quotes.
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Concert Program Notes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students write program notes of composers. They discuss music, composers, themes and style and movements in music. They select a composer from a target language culture and write two paragraphs int eh form of concert program notes. ...
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Stone Soup

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explain how various cultures affect the interactions that take place in a community. They compare and contrast families by where they live, the jobs they hold and the types of food they eat. Using examples, they sort goods and...
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What Did You Say?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate how the Indians and Europeans first met and their first interactions using spoken language. Before speaking the class warms up to the idea with the use of body language and gestures. Then the teacher sets the scene...