An excellent lesson, providing students with clues as to a mystery Francophone country and asking them to detect which one it might be.
19 slides in total, great fun to teach. Fully animated with all answers, clear directions for students and support for teacher in Notes section of slides if required. Challenge options included within activities to extend HA.
The lesson begins by asking students to note down on their whiteboards all that they know about France, and all that they know about French-speaking countries.
Activity 1 - Match the French name for the country to the English translation and the correct flag, drawing a star next to the country if you think it has French as an official language.
Activity 2- Match the Mystery Country's national dishes to the English translations, and the images if possible.
Activity 3 - Use the French clues provided to locate the Mystery Country on the map.
Activity 4 - Use the map and the images to work out where the Mystery Country might be.
Activity 5 - See how many phrases can be recognised in the song lyrics for a famous band from the Mystery Country (Kana - Pas de problèmes). Think, pair, share and singalong at end.
Lesson is reviewed using a Plenary Triangle, asking students to reflect on one thing that they knew already, three things that they've learned during the lesson, and one thing that they would like to know more about. The final section can be set as a research project for homework if wished.
Great to fit into modules about Travel and Tourism, food, song, cultural similarities and differences, geography, or as a filler lesson before a holiday.
A very popular lesson that always goes down a storm!