ERIC Number: ED355794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Les santons de Provence: Inspiration for an Interdisciplinary Project.
Lucietto, Lena L.
Mid-Atlantic Journal of Foreign Language Pedagogy, v1 p77-90 Spr 1993
Realia and interdisciplinary approaches help foreign language teachers to provide an active teaching-learning situation for their students and to bring students into direct contact with cultural features of the language that they are studying. This paper reports on an interdisciplinary project conjoining French and art. Under the direction of both the French teacher and the art teacher, students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, Illinois) studied the historical geographical, and cultural features of Provence, and then made their own "santons" of red clay. Italian peddlers first brought the small, brightly colored clay figures to Marseille. Alternatives to working with clay and ideas for sharing the student's experience are presented. Suggestions are offered for adapting the interdisciplinary project to the students of various ages. Teachers of other languages may wish to use the suggestions in their own classrooms. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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