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.
1 hour to collect information. 1 class period for Geography bee.
French grammar: Adjectives relating to geographic locations, Francophone geography, Using L2 reference materials
French 2 and above
Learners should have basic reading skills in French to use the Atlas
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.