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Learning Exercise

Material: Atlas francophone: Les Etats en chiffres
Submitted by: Laura Franklin on Mar 13, 2003
Date Last Modified: Jul 08, 2003
Title: Les Pays Francophones et Leurs Habitants
Description: The Atlas is a great source of information, but how about using it for vocabulary and the study of adjectives? The names for the inhabitants of Francophone countries are featured in this exercise which has two parts. Part one stresses information getting, where learners simply use the Atlas to find the adjectives, the flag colors and one additional fact about a group of Francophone country. Part two determines what the learners will do with the information. In-class Jeopardy games or geography bees provide an interactive option. For online courses, information can be used to design a competition online. Students can also choose one of the countries in the Atlas for an area studies report.
Time Required 1 hour to collect information. 1 class period for Geography bee.
Topics: French grammar: Adjectives relating to geographic locations, Francophone geography, Using L2 reference materials
Course: French 2 and above
Prerequisites Skills: Learners should have basic reading skills in French to use the Atlas
Learning Objectives: Learners will increase awareness of French-speaking countries throughout the world. They will learn to use a reference tool in a second language. They will enhance their knowledge of geographic nouns and adjectives.
Text of Learning Exercise:

atlas assignment

Les Pays Francophones et Leurs

Dans cet exercice vous allez consulter l'Atlas
pour  apprendre:

  • l'adjectif qui correspond au nom de chaque pays

  • la/les couleurs du drapeau de chaque pays

  • un autre fait de votre choix

1. Faites une grille comme celle-ci  pour
organiser les infos:


Le PaysL'adjectifLes couleurs du drapeau
Le Camerouncamerounais/camerounaisevert, rouge et jaune
Le Maroc
La Tunisie
Le Mali
Le Burkina Faso
La Belgique
La Suisse
Le Sénégal
Le Djibouti

2. Pour trouver les adjectifs dans l'Atlas,
cliquez sur Francophonie et puis le nom du pays.

3. Pour trouver les drapeaux dans l'Atlas,
cliquez sur Francophonie, le nom du pays et Images.

4. Finalement, en consultant les autres pages
(Religion, Politique, Jeux Olympiques), trouvez un autre détail
qui vous intéresse sur le pays.

5. Partagez vos infos en classe ou au babillard
de votre classe.

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