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.

You get:

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 24-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. (50 pages)

* A SPECIAL NOTE *

Another teacher, Karen H. 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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* Back-To-School Review * Pac For French .. 10 activities for 10 days to ease your students back into French ..

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* A Light History Of The English Language For French Class

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

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* Menu * Project For French Class

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* Nuage de Mots ~ Word Cloud Activity * Pac For French .. Be prepared for Excitement with a capital E ! ..

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Customs & Life in France

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* School * Pac For French

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Famous People

* Le Marquis de Lafayette * Pac

* Julia Child * Fabled French Chef

* Coco Chanel * Pac

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Holidays

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* Twenty-five Un-famous People of The Great War Who Became Famous

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* November 13th ~ World Kindness Day ~ 'Thank You' Letter To A Teacher .. It's free ..

* Christmas * Pac For French Class

* Joyeux Noël Puzzle * Pac .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Noël Bonus * Bundle

* Le Jour de la Marmotte Activity * Pac .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Mardi gras * Masks For French Class

* La St.-Valentin ♥ Pac For French Class

* Carte de St.-Valentin ♥ For French Class

* Messages de Cupidon .. Good practice for AP French students correcting Cupid's mistakes ..

* Une Lettre d'Amour ~ A Love Letter From Napoléon .. Sympa pour le jour de la St.-Valentin ~ Distance Learning ..

* Le Jour de la St.-Patrick .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

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

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

* Bulletin * Board Bonanza For French Teachers

* The Weather * Pac For French

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

* Monster * Project For French Class .. Perfect for Halloween ..

* Chutes and Ladders Verb * Project For French Class

* Country Map * Project For French Class

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* End-of-Year Review * Activities For French

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 1 .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 2 .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 3 .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Grammar * Pac For French Class ~ Set 4 .. Useful for Distance Learning ..

* Fun End-Of-Year Awards For French Class .. Nice way to end the year ..

* Household Chores * Activities For French

* Geography * Pac For French Class

* Verb Activity * Pac For French

* La FĂŞte du Chocolat

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

* Photo Scavenger * Hunt For French Class

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* Pauvre Anne Activities * Pac

* Switzerland * 26 Fun Facts .. A fun introduction to another French-speaking country ..

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* La Famille ~ French Family Unit Activities .. With a celebrity family tree ~ Distance Learning ..

* Tableau de Choix ~ French Choice Board .. French Distance Learning ..

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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

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* Feature * Film ~ Vitus .. A child prodigy not only on the piano … but what do

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* Feature * Film ~ Cyrano de Bergerac

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Teaching Duration
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