Four resources based on francophone artist Stromae. First is a worksheet and youtube link. Students watch an interview (in English) with Stromae and must note in English as many interesting points as they can. They then have to use the facts/info to make 8 sentences in French about Stromae (can be done individually or as a pair activity).
There are two lyric sheets here too for a sing-a-long class activity (Students love it!)
Final worksheet is adapted from an authentic text (le Figaro) and is a quickfire interview with the artist. Accompanied by English comprehension questions.
2 PowerPoints based on soil formation, soil profiles, leaching etc... Specific focus on Irish soils (Brown soils & Podzols). 2nd PPT discusses red tropical soils. Also attached is a revision handout which summarizes the entire chapter and could be handed out as class notes or as a revision resource.
A word document which contains key phrases for the French Letter (Junior Cert standard). Phrases are under headings e.g. family, friends, the weekend, pastimes etc... so that they are easy to find. English and French are used for each phrase. This is a go-to handout for students when writing French letters and should cover the majority of content needed for Higher level and ordinary level. Could also be used to prep students for their oral exam as it covers most topics that come
Up in the oral.
Also attached is a short PPT to introduce the letter to higher level students. I print this out afterwards and give it to the students as additional notes.
For an introduction to letter writing for younger students, see 'my shop'.
A 2 page worksheet based around clothes and colours in French. Will help students to learn the vocab. Includes translation exercises, reading/learning task & small written tasks using agreements. Could be used as a work sheet, homework or exam.
A 27 slide PPT on Francophone countries and French in the world. Here I’ve pieced together some stuff I’ve gotten for free on TES with some of my own stuff to make a short unit suitable for my Transition Year class.
Can be used as a whole lesson/set of lessons on ‘La Francophonie’. Includes hyperlinks to two YouTube clips on which two tasks are based. Also includes other short activities to keep the students engaged.
9 PPTs and a word doc activity. All based on OS maps. This is everything I cover with 1st year students (Year 7).
A 13 slide PPT introducing OS maps, scale, the legend etc…
A word document ‘Cops and Robbers’ Activity to get students using the legend
A 16 slide PPT on measuring distance (Straight line & Curved Line). Include 2 YouTube links to online demonstrations.
A 9 slide PPT on 4 figure grid references
An 8 slide PPT on 6 figure grid references
A 10 slide PPT on height on an OS map (colour, contour lines, sport heights, triangulation pillar)
An 11 slide PPT on slope on an OS map (even slope, concave slope, convex slope)
A 5 slide PPT on direction (N, S, E, W)
A 13 slide PPT on sketching an OS map (Manageable, step-by-step guide with visual aids)
An 8 slide PPT on reading the landscape on an OS map (relief, drainage and human landscape)
Each PPT is colourful and well-laid out with transitions and animations already done. Lots of images & extracts of OS maps used as visual aids. Some PPTs contain ‘to do’ and ‘homework’ slides. These refer to the EDCO book ‘Geoplanet’ but can be changed to suit the book you use in your own class.
*For More Geography resources and similar PPTs, see ‘My Shop’ .
A 2 page handout on postcard writing in French. Well laid out and easy to follow. Different key phrases are laid out under headings e.g. accommodation, weather, present tense activities, past tense activities etc... A go-to handout for postcard writing. Perfect for Irish junior cert higher level and can easily be amended for ordinary level too.
A 12 slide PPT which explains migration, individual migration, organized migration (using the case study of the Plantation of Ulster in Ireland), Push and Pull factors and barriers to migration. Also has a short video clip at the end to recap on the content. Slide 10 is a 'TO DO' slide with a recap question which is based on the Irish Junior Cert Exam. Slides 11 & 12 are 'HOMEWORK' slides which contain a short and long question to assess students' understanding of the topic. All questions are from the Junior Cert Paper but this can be adapted to suit your exam, textbook, class or can be deleted.
Complete vocabulary booklet for ordinary level senior students.
Easy to use and well structured. It has 31 pages in total. All topics needed for the Leaving Cert are covered, from basics like the days of the week, food, directions, pastimes, holidays and animals etc… to more difficult topics like social problems.
Each unit of vocab is presented in a grid over one /two pages. The French words are written in and there is room for the student to write in the English translation. Also includes a full page of useful verbs in the first person ‘je’ in the present, past and future tense.
The pages are numbered for easy direction in class.
*For a vocab booklet for Junior Cycle students or for a booklet with French and English words written in, see ‘My Shop’.
A 4 page revision hand out based on the Restless Atmosphere. Included are notes on solar energy, latitude, wind, global wind patterns, the coriolis effect, air masses, fronts, depressions, anti-cyclones and ocean currents. Well laid out in grids and so, easy to follow. Includes key terms and essential diagrams.
Could be used for initial teaching but I use in 3rd year for revision.
For more revision hand outs see 'My Shop'
5 PPTs based on Aerial Photographs;
1. An introduction to the different types of aerial photos and an explanation on locating features on aerial photos
2. sketching Aerial photos
3. Settlement on aerial photos
4. Colour on aerial photos/determining land use/determining time of year
5. Economic activities on aerial photos
Detailed notes based on 'le formulaire'/filling in an application form- which appears in the Ordinary Level Leaving Cert exam.
Includes notes on short and long questions and also translations of key question words.
A two page worksheet based around the topic of food. Includes translating and matching exercises. Used food items, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and also utensils (cup, plate etc...). Contains two short sentences about what the student eats for breakfast and dinner which are suitable or the Irish Junior Cert ordinary level exam but this can be adapted or taken out to suit your class.
A 5 page word document with lots of key and useful phrases for French writing, particularly for expressing opinion on a topic/'what do you think' questions.
The handout is separated into different headings e.g. to introduce ideas, to express opinion, feelings, agreeing with a statement, disagreeing, general etc... Also includes a variety of different tenses.
Very useful for Leaving Cert/A level students.
4 very useful handouts for Junior ~Cert students of both OL and HL. A comprehensive grid with the most common and useful verbs in the first person (present, past and future tense), an introduction to French letter writing, a handout based on the postcard and a final handout based on note writing. Everything a JC student needs for the written section of the exam!