French 4 Honors Students Present Franco-American Connections
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Friday, October 06, 2017
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In Madame Cook’s French 4 Honors course, students recently presented their research on individuals who have forged meaningful, long lasting connections between the United States and France, or any other Francophone region of the world. Cook reports that students explored female scientists, politicians, musicians, fashion designers, athletes, authors, and more. Individuals students selected this year include Marie Curie, Ben Franklin, Coco Chanel, Tony Parker, Voltaire, Edith Piaf, and more.

Rather than present their research posters in the traditional in front of the classroom format,  the classroom was turned into a museum of sorts where students were able to visit individual stations which were of interest to them.  Using their posters as a reference students shared, in French, what they had learned as a result of their research. After visiting several presentations, visitors became the presenters themselves.

"Students were much more relaxed sharing one on one with their peers while others were doing the very same thing around them," shared Cook.  "This also afforded each student the opportunity to use French to share what they’d learned several different times, rather than once. During the entire process, every student was fully engaged in both teaching and learning."   


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