Great lesson, introducing France and the French language to learners. Created for Primary, but easily adapted to Secondary with a host of suggestions for further discussion, analysis and reflection provided. 40 slides in total. A huge time saver!
Ideas for Secondary extension include cross-curricular links to: History (how were French regions affected for example during WW2, the Vichy government etc.); Politics (where in France is currently experiencing a surge in right-wing popularity? Why?); Geography (environmental impacts of tourism, how is it currently managed, could it be more effective?); Arts, Theatre, Music (funding, is it comparable to the UK? The policies of André Malroux and their impact); and the French Language (how is it protected, do other languages have similar institutions? Search Académie française).
Slides 1 - 11 ask students to work out the country, linking to European Day of Languages 2016. Beautiful photographic images are provided to support student reflection (monuments, architecture, food, spring, summer, autumn and winter in France, artists - Monet and Matisse, the Tour de France and typical French shops).
Slides 12 - 15 introduce the geography of France through maps and facts and figures (position within Europe, number of regions, number of people who speak the language).
Slides 16 - 38 introduce French vocabulary linking to the images that students have just seen. Seasons, colours, numbers 1-12 and basic greetings.
Slides 39 - 40 set students challenge of completing their worksheet within time limit (given by teacher) and to see how many new words they can incorporate into their day. Two song suggestions (You Tube) provided on last slide for younger learners.
* Links to Assembly on European Day of Languages and Word document bundle for worksheets that link to activities if helpful.