This year, I am teaching at an all-girl school and decided to create a unit for my French 2 students called “Ces femmes et ces filles qui nous inspirent”.


We started with a card talk on women who inspire us and whether or not they share common characteristics. I collected the cards afterwards, and I created the unit based on the women and girls who inspire my students!

Since I was developing curriculum as we went, we spent maybe two or three days on each woman, and we finished with a Write & Discuss or a small project.

At the end of the quarter, I used an Integrated Performance Assessment.


I am sharing below mini lessons and resources. I hope you can re-use some of them in your classrooms:

Greta Thunberg

Taylor Swift

Malala Yousafzai

  • If you want to go further with Malala and the theme “L’Education pour tous” Catherine Ousselin has designed a very thoughtful and comprehensive unit on the topic with accompanying website.

Serena Williams

Emma Watson

Simon Veil (Integrated Performance Assessment, please email me to receive a copy of the assessment)