BFA Students Showcase Cultural Learning Experiences in French Fair

Target 2. Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment – FWSU will foster development of teacher and student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step – Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community.

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BFA French II and French III students created a unique opportunity to share their learning last week. They invited students from the elementary and middle school to join them in learning about specific French-speaking countries or regions that they had been researching throughout the semester.

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The Cultural Fair offered music for guests to listen to, foods to taste, and posters with a variety of information about the country or region – along with a sample of the language of course!

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In French II, students focused on exploring the French heritage of Africa. French III was centered around the French heritage here in North America. High School French students committed to a semester-long project, and they traveled to Montreal to do research and to experience authentic Ethiopian foods. They happily conveyed their enthusiasm and excitement about their own learning to younger students.

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French teacher Madame Poulin commented, “It was really the best, most-fun activity, I have ever done with students! They really got into it!”

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This is just one more example of how flexible opportunities for personalized learning can make a difference, and that students can easily emerge as leaders to not only enhance their own learning, but that of others as well.

Félicitations!  Congratulations!

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