Happy Friday everyone!
I finished reading through L’homme qui plantait des arbres with my grade 11 Core French class yesterday and I thought that a nice Friday afternoon activity would be to watch the animated film created by Frédéric Back. The grade 12 class didn’t study it, so it gave them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the story. I have to admit, I was a little hesitant, just because it is an animation that was created in 1987. It isn’t fast-paced or in high definition with vibrant colours, and it is 30 minutes long. I thought to myself: “Am I asking for trouble?” I did it anyways because they I thought it would be a good listening activity. To my surprise, they said that they liked it! I think it was the story that intrigued them more than anything.
Here are some sample images from the film:
I was looking on-line for a version that was fairly clear and not only did I find one, I found one with English subtitles, just to help the grade twelves follow along since they hadn’t read it.
Here is the link to the video:
Have a lovely weekend!