I had to change my lesson plan slightly today because I had quite a few students missing for one reason or another (tournaments, student council events, etc….), so I didn’t get to show the class the video. I intend to show it to them as their warm-up activity on Monday.
As for my grade 9 French immersion class, I showed them a music video by Roch Voisine of a song called “La légende Oochigeas”. The purpose of this activity was two-fold:
1. to introduce students to an Acadian singer, since the theme of their course is North American francophone culture
2. to introduce them to the concept of legends, since their first unit is “Contes et légendes du Québec”
Students really like the beat to this song. It is quite catchy. As they complete the comprehension questions I created for the song, they start humming and singing the tune! Some classes ask me if they can sing the song, and others just want to hear it over and over… If you are doing a unit on the First Nations people, this would be a great song to use. The video is very well done.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!