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Attached is a skit that describes the challenges of populating New France in the 17th century. A great conversation between the King of France and Jean Talon, talking about achieving peace in the new colony and different strategies to promote population growth such as industry and "Les Filles du Roi"
Your students will have a great time acting out the roles, preparing costumes and even perfecting their French accents while learning essential Quebec and Canadian social studies facts.
This skit can be used as a one class (60min) activity or as a larger scale production. Students can work in groups or three or four, sharing some of the larger speaking roles if necessary.
This was prepared for a cycle 2 grade four class but can be used a multiple levels.
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