This lesson plan with answer key and 5 extension activity uses an authentic resource (a woman speaking about her childhood) to have students analyze the use of the passe compose vs. the imparfait. It also exposes students to West African music through the work of Oumou Sangare, and to the Americna banjo player Bela Fleck. It uses a Youtube clip of their performance, but the activity can be done without the clip if the internet is down or if video clips are not allowed. If you do play the clip, note that Oumou speaks French at the beginning of the video, but the song is not in French. I love using this to help students understand the linguistic complexity of Africa, and to begin to get into a discussion of the colonialism and its aftermath, particularly regarding languages.
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