School :

Barefield N.S., Ennis, Co. Clare

Module :

Patch Studies - French

6th

Title :

Travelling / France

Lessons :

4

Themes :

Ways and Means of Travelling to France.
Food in France

Linkage :

MS Word, MS Publisher

Peripherals :

Scanner,

Other Material :

Maps and brochures,
Implementation:
depening on the particular activity involved, a combination of the following would have been used throught the module ; whole class, group, pairs and individual work.

 

Lesson 1 :

Travelling to France
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Aims

 
  1. The children will discuss and reflect on their own life experiences of France and the French.

  2. The children will identify the main physcial features in France.

  3. The children will identify means of transport to and within France.
  4. The children will work collaboratively to identify information necessary for inclusion in a handout - "Travelling inn France.
Materials/Resources
Map of France depicting physical features unnamed.
Atlases
Scanner
Travel brochures indicating air, sea and rail transport to France.
Blackboard.
Content / Methodology
  1. The teacher will ask the children to write down the first 10 words / phrases they think of when they hear the word France / French.

  2. Working in pairs the children will discuss their statements.  The pairs will give feedback to the class on their discussion and class discussion will be encouraged.

  3. Children will be presented with a map of France showing the principal physical features un-named – cities, mountains, rivers, bays and towns.  Using their atlases and working in pairs, they will label the map.  Class discussion of their work will follow.

  4. Teacher will initiate class discussion on means of travel to France and within France.  Children will have an opportunity to browse travel brochures and atlases to identify ports, airports and railway links.  This work will be completed in pairs or larger groups.

  5. Teacher will then ask the children to work in groups to decide on what information they feel is necessary for inclusion in a handbook “Travelling to France”

  6. Group spokespersons will give feedback to the class on their decisions.  These will be listed on blackboard and categorised.

Follow Up Activities

During the forthcoming week the children will work collaboratively in their groups to design a section of the handout “Travelling to France”.   This will possibly include information on ports, airports, rail transport, and a map of France depicting the principal physical features.  They will be encouraged to use the scanner to scan maps of France and also to use the computer skills learned to date – word-processing, desk top publishing, data based.  Work completed by each group will be saved in an appropriate file ready for inclusion in the final document.

Lesson 2 :

Food in France
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Aims

 
  1. The children will gain an insight into French culture and lifestyle.
  2. The children will learn the French vocabulary for particular foods.
  3. The children will work collaboratively to identify items from the French food theme, which might be included in their handout “Travelling to France”.
  4. The children will recognise and appreciate the specialty foods of the various French regions.

Materials / Resources
Encyclopedia
Pictures / Photos of French food
Scanner
Digital Camera

Content / Methodology
  1. Teacher will initiate class discussion on the children’s experiences of French food.
  2. Insight will be given by the teacher and children who have visited France into French mealtimes and traditions
  3. Shopping for food
  4. Speciality food shops
  5. Mealtimes
  6. Appropriate French vocabulary will be given as the discussion proceeds.

Vocabulary

Breakfast   bakery
Lunch       butcher shop
Dinner market / cheese shop
Breakfast Lunch/dinner
Bread   hors d’oeuvre fruit
Milk meat ice-cream
Butter  carrots cakes
Coffee mushrooms wine
Juice                       salad cheese
seafood  
Fruits Speciality foods  
Apple quiche lorraine  
Orange boeuf bourguignon  
Peach saucissons  
Plum choucroute  
Apricot ratatouille  
Cherry  fondue  
Strawberry    

The children will work collaboratively in their pre-arranged groups to decide what would be appropriate for inclusion in their handout ‘Travelling to France’.

Each group will work co-operatively to decide what suitable computer applications will be used to present their work.  They will be encouraged to use the scanner to scan pictures of Food and the digital camera to take photographs of same.

Group spokesperson will give feedback to the class on what their group plans to during the forthcoming week.

Follow Up Activities

During the forthcoming week, groups will implement their planned work.  All work will be saved in the group file for inclusion in the final document.

Lesson 3 :

Tourist Resorts
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Aims

 
  1. The children will identify the popular tourist destinations in France.

  2. The children will appreciate the characteristics of the popular tourist areas within France.

  3. The children will work collaboratively to identify key elements of the regions to be included in their document “Travelling to France.”

  4. The children will work collaboratively to identify the computer skills and peripherals, which they will use in computing their document.

  5. The children will learn to use the digital camera.

Materials/Resources:
Map of France, Digital camera, Postcards from France. Selection of books on France.

Web sites.

-          www.ontheline.org.uk/explore/journey/france.htm

-          www.zipzapfrance.com

-          www.francetourism.com

-          www.paris.org  

Content / Methodology

The teacher will initiate discussion on children’s experiences of holidays in France.

Destinations will be listed on the blackboard and these will be categorized into regions; the popular ones being

Cote d’Azur

Brittany/Normandy

The Alps

Paris/ Ile de France

Provence

Pyrenees

Each area will be discussed by the teacher and class under the following headings;

main attractions,   people,    lifestyle/culture

(Paris omitted in this discussion as included in lesson 4.)
The teacher will draw children’s attention to the web sites for sourcing further information on these areas. Appropriate French vocabulary will be given to the children as the lesson proceeds.
Working collaboratively in their groups the children will identify elements of the discussion, which they will include in their document.
They will also decide what computer skills and peripherals will be used in their presentation.
Group spokespersons will report to the class on decisions reached by their group regarding their presentations.
Teacher will demonstrate the use of the digital camera to the class. Opportunity will be given for a member of each group to practice the use of camera under the teacher’s supervision.

Follow Up Activities

During the following week the children working in their groups will implement the decisions they reached on the production of their document “Travelling to France.”

Lesson 4 :

Paris
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Aims

 
  1. The children will appreciate Paris as an internation citgy and popular tourist destination.
  2. The children will indentigy popular sights for the tourist in Paris.
  3. The children will work collaboratively in their groups to select items to be included in the document "Travelling in France "
  4. The children will work collaboratively in their groups to identify the computer skills and applications which they will use in the presentation of the document, "Travelling in France".
Content / Methodology
  1. The teacher willinitiate discussion with the children on the experiences of Paris from various sources.
  2. Teacher will elicit from the children the popoular tourist sight of Paris and list them.
  3. The teacher will give the children some background information/history of Paris (see handout in manual)
  4. The websites
    • www.paris.org
    • www.francetourism.com and the CD - Picture Box on Paris.
  5. Children will work in their groups to -
    • decide what elements of the "Paris" theme will be included in their document.
    • decide what compute applications/perhiherals willbe used in their presentations.
Follow Up Activities

During the following week the children will work on this final section of their document "Travelling to France"

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