Black History Month

Stating the obvious first: throughout the year our classes should include Black voices, with an emphasis on #OwnVoices and Black joy.

With my 7th graders, we are wrapping up a mini unit (9-10 hours) on Francophone people with the following essential questions: What is a francophone person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do we have in common?

I have created a culminating project which we will exhibit for Black History Month. The project is simple: leveraging Carla Tarini’s wonderful “Qui Parle” series and/or articles from Le Petit Journal Francophone, my students will select a Black Francophone person and create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the person to themselves. I believe I heard about the Venn Diagram idea from Alana Considine in our wonderful CI for French teachers group on FB.

The whole idea is to READ and MAKE CONNECTIONS. Here I am sharing the project description and rubric, along with the list of Black Francophones present in Carla’s books and the Venn Diagram template.

Feel free to adapt/modify.

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