November 1st * Tombstone Project For French

November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
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"On my tombstone I want written, 'He never did Love Boat'." Orson Welles (American actor ~ 1915 - 1985)


For La Toussaint students craft a tombstone out of a cereal box.


Students choose a French-speaking person or a French heritage American who is no longer living, research facts about that person, and then create a tombstone.


On November 1st you just set up 'the cemetery' of tombstones so students can walk through it, read each tombstone, and answer questions about the famous people buried there.


After that, students make a short oral presentation about their person while students fill in a category chart.


After the class activity on November 1st, this also makes a wonderful display in the school library.


Included here are:

1. Detailed project instructions in English
2. A grading rubric

3. A research notes form
4. A list of almost 100 names of famous people

* NOTE *
Students do the research on their person during a class period, then use that information to create their tombstone at home using an empty cereal box that they've saved.


5. A tombstone template for the alternate version

6. A categorization sheet for class presentations
7. A test on the people

8. Photos of some outstanding student samples
9. A word search of famous names as a follow-up

10. A 7-page overhead about burial customs in France as well as a short history of the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and some photos of famous tombstones.


We do the research part at least two weeks before the due date of the tombstones so students have ample time to do a nice job at home.


An Alternate Version is included, if time is short, whereby students take the information on their person and put it on a tombstone template on paper which they prepare at home.

Everything is ready-to-use so you can set this project in motion with ease.


You'll be surprised at how creative your students can be. (29 pages)



* A SPECIAL NOTE *
Another teacher, Karen Hummer of Ohio, has added a brilliant twist to this basic activity and buys black plastic tablecloths at a dollar store to put on the desks, puts black lights on the whiteboard ledges, places battery-operated tea lights around the tombstones, has the overhead on with a blue screen and the classroom lights off, and plays some spooky music such as 'Liszt's Danse macabre' or 'Marschner's Le Vampire' as students circulate to read the tombstones ... added touches that make for a memorable classroom experience for students.

Here's yet another music option:

'Danse macabre'

de Saint-Saëns.



* EXPANSION ACTIVITY *

Here is a short video clip of Rick Steves at

'Père Lachaise Cemetery.'



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* Single Sub * Plan 1 For French

* Single Sub * Plan 2 For French

* Single Sub * Plan 3 For French

* Single Sub * Plan 4 For French

* Single Sub * Plan 5 For French



Prefer a savings ?

* French * Class Bundle ~ $7.00 for 7 ready-to-use resources


Or why not create your own special bundle ?

* Wish * List Bundle



Special Back-to-School Activities & Review Resources

* Back-To-School Review * Pac For French

* The Use of tu * vous In French .. It's free. ..

* Tissue * Box Project For French Class .. A great back-to-school review project. ..


* A Light History Of The English Language For French Class

* The Color * Game For French Class .. Attention ! This can get pretty exciting ! ..

* Telling Time * Pac For French Class


* Le Passé Composé * Pac ~ Activities For French Class

* Menu * Project For French Class
.. Great back-to-school activity for level 2. This makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work for Open House night. ..

* Card Game * Pac For French Class


* Wordle Activity * Pac For French .. Be prepared for excitement with a capital 'E' ! ..

* Practice * Pac ~ savoir et connaître



Customs & Life in France

* Wedding * Customs In France
.. Nice to talk about a few days before La St.-Valentin. ..

* School * Pac For French



Famous People

* Le Marquis de Lafayette * Pac

* Julia Child * Fabled French Chef

* Coco Chanel * Pac

* Coco Chanel * Trivia Game



Holidays

* November 1st * Tombstone Project For French
.. Nice for La Toussaint. ..

* Christmas * Pac For French Class

* La St.-Valentin ♥ Pac For French Class


* Carte de St.-Valentin ♥ For French Class

* Mardi gras * Masks For French Class

* Mother's Day Project * Pac For French
.. Perfect for La Fête des Mères en mai. ..



Assessments & Projects & Activities

* Final * Exam For French 1

* Loto * Pac For French .. Review more than just numbers with this fun way to reinforce vocabulary, too. ..

* Proverb * Pac For French Class


* The Doctor * Is In For French Class

* Food Activity ~ Pass The Plate For French Class

* The Food * Pac For French Class


* Crossword Puzzle * Pac For French .. Perfect homework assignment to reinforce new vocabulary. ..

* Bulletin * Board Bonanza For French Teachers

* The Weather * Pac For French


* The Calendar Activities * Pac For French Class

* Battleship * Pac For French .. Good oral practice of verb tenses. ..

* Monster * Project For French Class


* Chutes and Ladders Verb * Project For French Class

* Country Map * Project For French Class
.. Easy for French 1 and makes a nice bulletin board or hall display of student work. ..

* End-of-Year Review * Activities For French


* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 1

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 2

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 3


* Fun End-Of-Year Awards For French Class

* Household Chores * Activities For French

* Geography * Pac For French Class


* Verb Activity * Pac For French

* La Fête du Chocolat

* Word Wise Vocab * Pac For French .. Nice for expanding the vocabulary of your AP French students. ..


* Photo Scavenger * Hunt For French Class
.. Nice for after the AP French Exam or for upper level students. ..



Great Films & Documentaries

* Movie * Pac For French ~ Set 1

* Movie * Pac For French ~ Set 2

* Feature * Film ~ Les Misérables .. You'll be on the edge of your seat till the very end. ..


* Rick Steves France * Ciné-Feuilles For French Class

* Feature * Film ~ Coco Avant Chanel

* Feature * Film ~ The Man In The Iron Mask


* Feature * Film ~ Chocolat

* Feature * Film ~ The Monuments Men

* Burt Wolf ~ Ticino, Switzerland


* Feature * Film ~ Vitus .. Good way to touch upon a different language area of Switzerland. ..

* Feature * Film ~ Influenza 1918

* Feature * Film ~ Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas


* Feature * Film ~ The Day of the Jackal

* Feature * Film ~ The Fabulous World of Fabergé

* Feature * Film ~ The Great War Christmas Truce


* Feature * Film ~ War Horse

* Feature * Film ~ Bizet's Dream

* Feature * Film ~ Cyrano de Bergerac


* Feature * Film ~ Flyboys

* Feature * Film ~ Darkest Hour

* Burt Wolf ~ What's Cooking In Switzerland



Other Ready-to-Use Resources

* Flashback * Pac Grammar Review For Students of French, German, Italian, Spanish

* The Traveler's * Ten Commandments For FL Students .. It's free. ..

* Alphabet Games * Pac For French, German, Italian, Spanish


* Valentine's Day ♥ Trivia Game For French, German, Italian, Spanish
.. Perfect fun activity in February for your French Club. ..

* Eponym Activity For French, German, Italian, Spanish .. Works well as a sub plan, too. ..


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* PLEASE NOTE *
I have created my products as Word documents because that is how I use them. They are unlocked so teachers can change vocabulary words or modify things if they wish.

If you prefer a different format for the overhead, below are some suggestions.


To Make A Slide Show In ActivInspire
If you use ActivInspire, you can save the Word document as a pdf (this is easily done with the newer versions of Word), then you can simply import the pdf to ActivInspire and have a document for that format.


To Make A Slide Show In PowerPoint
If you prefer to use the PowerPoint format, you can easily convert a Word document to a PowerPoint.

This link explains it clearly: 'Creating A PowerPoint From A Word Document.'

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KEYWORDS La Toussaint / French holidays / Holidays in France / French project / Jours fériés en France / All Saints Day / HOTS / Bloom's / Kinesthetic activity




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