French Language Lesson (adv. beg.)

Djeli Moussa Condé: le quartier et l’inspiration

Lesson plan created by Jen Bouchard

French language lesson (adv. beg.)

Content Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to describe the relationship between Djeli Moussa Condé’s neighborhood and his creative production.

Language Learning Objectives

  • Students will write descriptively in French using new vocabulary and content related to the experiences of West Africans in Paris.
  • Students will be able to use present tense irregular and regular verbs to describe Djeli Moussa Condé’s neighborhood and sources of inspiration.

Multimodal Learning Obectives

  • Students will be able to communicate Djeli Moussa Condé’s sources of inspiration using images and alphabetic writing using Padlet.

Reading

Sealy, Amanda, “African flavor at the heart of Paris,” CNN, November 8th, 2012

Video

“Multicultural Paris Inspires Musician Djeli Moussa Condé,” CNN, 2012

Useful Vocabulary

un/une africain(e) – African person

la connaissance – knowledge

une culture – culture

un defi – challenge

un étranger – foreigner

la faim – hunger

la Guinée – Guinea

une identité – identity

immigré(e) – immigrant

l’inspiration – inspiration

une kora – a West African stringed instrument

un lieu – place

le Maghreb – Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

un mélange – mix

Ménilmontant – multicultural neighborhood in northeastern Paris

multiculturel(le) – multicultural

la musique – music

la nationalité – nationality

un pays – country

un quartier- neighborhood

sans papiers – undocumented

la soif – thirst

la souffrance – suffering

Discussion

Small group discussion questions (in French):

  • D’où viennent des immigrés africains qui habitant à Paris?
  • Quels sont quelques défis des immigrés à Paris?
  • Où habite Djeli Moussa Condé? Décrivez son quartier.

Come together and discuss student responses/address questions in large group.

Assessment

Writing assignment – 6-8 sentences in French

L’Inspiration: D’où vient l’inspiration pour la musique de Djeli Moussa Condé?

Il est inspiré par… Il chante à propos de… Il voit ___ dans son quartier. Etc.

Students will create a collage to represent Djeli Moussa Condé’s inspiration. They will post their written assignment and collage together on Padlet.

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