Students learn background information about Jean-Jacques Rousseau and use an excerpt from “les Confessions” to write their own short memoir that focuses on the use of the passé composé and imparfait tenses. It elevates the standard “write about yourself” assignment to a more culture-rich learning activity. This lesson is designed for an upper-level class to complete over 3-4 days. It contains an introduction, close reading activity, and a writing activity.
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