Students will discuss what pre-conceived ideas they have about French people and American people. They will then complete a checklist of fifty items, deciding whether certain statements--such as 'I am overweight', 'I always wear a beret', etc.--would be attributed to a French person, to an American person, to both persons or to neither persons. Students will discuss the statements in their groups and as a class.
Then, the class will watch a video called 'Cliché', by Cédric Villain. They will identify what stereotypes they saw in the video as well as what the cultural references were. The teacher will lead the class in a culminating discussion about the stereotypes they identified.