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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices

Mapping Planet Earth

Video Summary
In this lesson, students practice vocabulary for the continents and oceans. They begin by reviewing vocabulary for the solar system, then narrow their focus to planet Earth. Finally, as a class and in pairs, students practice the continents and oceans vocabulary using Total Physical Response and maps.

Standards Addressed


Interpretive, Interpersonal


Making Connections

Key Terms
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)
Total Physical Response (TPR)

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images from Appel French class

Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Stephanie Appel
Language: French
Grade: 2
School: Radburn Elementary School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Lesson Date: March 8
Class Size: 23
Schedule: 30 minutes, two times per week

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