Apprendre et réfléchir avec les petites bêtes

These resources for students of French at the beginners and intermediate/francophone level contribute to the curriculum dimension of Communicating in a LOTE. They focus on a study of insects, spiders and other petite bêtes which has curriculum links to Science Knowledge and Understanding and Interpersonal Development.

The kit consists of excursion resources and classroom activities.

Excursion resources

These PDF files relate directly to an excursion to the Bugs Alive! exhibition and Forest Gallery at Melbourne Museum. Exhibition student trails (see below) are available for beginners and intermediate/francophone levels of French, and should be selected and discussed before the excursion.

ResourceYear LevelPDF Link
French Bugs Alive! beginners student trail 2-7 422Kb
French Bugs Alive! intermediate/francophone student trail 5-9 336Kb
Forest Gallery student trail beginners & intermediate 3-9 950Kb
Answer sheet for museum activities 99Kb

Classroom activities

These files provide French language tasks related to insects and spiders, for students to do at home or in the classroom.

ResourceYear LevelLink
Teacher notes 497Kb (pdf)
Beginners pre & post visit activities 2-7 545Kb (pdf)
Intermediate pre & post visit activities 5-9 609Kb (pdf)
Classroom bugs poster 99Kb (pdf)
Listening/comprehension tasks La famille Phasme 3-9 81Kb (pdf)
La famille Phasme (mp3 files)
Sound file 1 - Native speaker - Sophie Genreau   1Mb (mp3)
Sound file 2 - Young native speaker - Denis Genreau   1Mb (mp3)
Sound file 3 - Listening activity   857Kb (mp3)

These materials were developed by Eva Anderson and Laurence Brottes, members of the Association of French Teachers of Victoria and Museum Victoria.

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