Need your students to work independently? Do you have a substitute coming in? Maybe you need to pull your students out in the hallway to do speaking exams? Perfect for anytime of the year or at the end of your cooking unit! Have them watch Julie and Julia and complete this critical thinking packet.
Julie and Julia* does an excellent job portraying not only French cuisine but women's rights. This American movie bounces between the lives of two women, Julia Child and Julie Powell. This movie** is in English with occasional French scenes. Original sound/language is set in English. However, it can be dubbed in French. Subtitles are available in English and French.
Students will summarize and analyze the movie using this packet. This packet delves into women's rights in the United States and France (both in the 1950s and current day).
All questions are in French. Questions are written in the present and imperfect tenses. However, all imperfect (conjugated) verbs are easily identifiable with their stems. Key words are given in English throughout the packet to allow your students to work independently.
Responses are to be written in French (75% of the packet) and English (25% of the packet) using complete sentences. 1-3 sentences for each response.
Total pages: 11 pages of worksheets and 1 page for permissions
Estimated Time: Film is 2 hours long. Packet will take roughly 2-3 hours to complete depending on your students' proficiency. You may choose to correct this packet or discuss the answers in class. Class discussion will take a half hour.
*Rated PG-13 for brief crude language and some sensuality.
Need a permission slip for this movie? It's included!
**This movie will need to borrowed from a local library or purchased separately.
Want to do an anticipatory set for this movie? There's a WebQuest for that! Short and simple. Your students can navigate the Internet to find information about women's rights in the 1950s and present day (in the United States and France). I also give you lesson suggestions on how to introduce Julia Child in your classroom. Find it on my TPT: « Movie: Julie and Julia - WebQuest »
Keep checking back-English version coming soon!