This resource aims to help modern languages teachers embed global citizenship themes into the classroom, as well as raising awareness about life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
There are three parts to the resource:
1. Teachers’ notes with background information, lesson ideas and activities, curriculum links and video transcripts
2. A DVD-ROM with video clips, downloadable copies of materials and photos, and links to online materials
3. An online resource featuring a video wall of all the clips, photos of life in DRC and a blog.
The resource has been built around four video interviews conducted in French. A member of staff at SCIAF (the aid agency that produced the resource) gives background information, then Joseph and Aimée, both aged 17, answer questions about their family, the DRC and their world. Aimée also talks about activities that take place in DRC to mark International Women’s Day.
The background information for teachers is very helpful, giving lots of useful facts about DRC and also advising on dealing with controversial issues such as HIV/AIDS, war and causes of poverty. Whilst the resource has been produced to support the teaching of French, there are also links to other curriculum areas such as RE, Citizenship/PSHE, Maths, History, Geography, English, ICT, Art & Design, Modern Studies and Enterprise.
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