Saturday, January 21, 2017

Secondary Smorgasbord Celebrates Kindness, Diversity, Critical Thinking on Jan 20th

This month, the Secondary Smorgasbord crew has organized a blog hop to coincide with an initiative proposed by Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom. She's truly genius at bringing the community of TpT authors together to collaboratively build fantastic things. Sorry I'm a day late due to chaperoning a school overnight trip!


So, here's the deal.  I have a freebie to offer French teachers that comes from my movie unit for Un Monstre à Paris. It's a listening activity and a cultural lesson with a France connection, a list of names one character calls another throughout the movie. There are two student handout versions included, the original that I use with my French Immersion classes and one with simpler instructions (still all in French) that contain a few images to help students with less French learning under their belt to understand what they need to do.

These would work fine as a sub lesson if you are away ill for a day or two, as the first part just involves watching the movie and identifying the names used from the list provided. As an extension, have students see if they can find any additional nicknames or not-so-nice names used in the movie. Then as a follow up, there are lots of opportunities for character-building conversations around inclusion, consent, intension vs perception and just being respectful and nice to one another.




You can buy the movie Un Monstre à Paris from Amazon if you do not already have it or buy it along with another movie on the same DVD here also from Amazon (Jack et la mécanique du coeur). 


Thank you to Darlene at The ELA Buffet and Pamela of Desktop Learning Adventures once again for encouraging this collaboration in my middle and secondary teaching PLN!


Look for other forever freebies for middle and high school through the blog hop below. You can also search social media and TpT for the hashtags #kindnessnation or #WeHoldTheseTruths




4 comments:

  1. Hey, Tammy, better late than never! I hope you had a fun trip, and thank you so much for offering this fabulous resource for French teachers!

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  2. I really like the idea of using a movie as a kindness activity! Even though I don't teach French, I can still benefit from your creative idea! Thank you!

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  3. What a great way to engage students in a kindness activity! Merci beaucoup!

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  4. Who says kindness can't be taught in a foreign language class?! I like the idea of using the movie to make athe connection. ¡Gracias! Merci beaucoup! And all the other ways of saying Thank you!!

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