This Chambon-sur-Lignon French reading activity will teach your students about the village of Chambon-sur-Lignon, a village that put itself at great risk to protect those persecuted under the Nazi regime. It is suitable for novice-high/intermediate-low students with teacher guidance and higher level students to work independently. If you teach AP French, this reading can be useful in giving your students practice reading non-fiction articles for the interpretive section of the test. The reading can lead to discussion or writing activities to include the other two modes of communication.
Chambon-sur-Lignon is remembered today for a very special reason – the entire village is considered to be one of the “righteous among nations” due to its efforts to save the persecuted during World War 2. That tradition and ethic continues today – learn more in this reading for French learners.
The item includes:
- 2-page article in French about Chambon-sur-Lignon
- 5 comprehension questions in English
- 5 comprehension questions in French
- Answer key
- Resources page with links to videos and website
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