les produits

Quoi? Qu’est-ce que c’est?

Les éléments matériels et immatériels que les personnes utilisent dans une culture déterminée.

les pratiques

Comment? Qu’est-ce qu’on fait avec?

Les actions et les façons d’agir de
personnes dans une culture déterminée.

les perspectives

Pourquoi? Quelle est l’explication?

Comment les personnes voient le monde dans une culture déterminée.

Catégorise ces traditions.


chanter une chanson

anniversaires spéciaux

souffler les bougies


Comment sont célébrés les anniversaires

🌍 dans le monde ? 🌏

Par rapport à ce que je fais…





Compare 3 de tes traditions à une autre culture.

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If you can have a guest speaker talk about their birthday traditions, then use that as your main “resource” instead of the ones included here.


  • Download “PPP Notes” 
  • Download “Birthday Traditions”
  • Copy these for each student (4 pages, but you can print front/back on 2 pages).
  • Optional: Compare chart for the formative check.

Daily Objective

Introduce the daily objective. This lesson will focus on the products, practices and perspectives for birthday traditions.


Introduce the PPPs (products, practices, perspectives). 

Give them a moment to think about some how they celebrate a birthday and their traditions. Using their traditions and the prompts at the top, help them put them on the PPP sheet. Some may go in 2 or more spots.


Products: birthday cake, candles, games

Practices: playing games, paying, singing

Perspectives: special ages, focus on self or group

Video about Birthday Traditions – Independent Work

Normally classes are aiming for 90% in the target language. This activity is in English due to the information being at a higher level. The cultural information is great for them to know as background information. The other parts of the lesson are in the target language, building on this background knowledge.

This could be given as homework, sub work or independent work (so you can talk to them in small groups while they are working).

On their own devices, they will watch the video. The video link is on the top of their papers. For each tradition they will write down

  1. what the tradition is,
  2. where it is from,
  3. circle if it is a product/practice/perspective (may be 1, 2 or 3 of them), and
  4. finish the “This tradition is…” sentence (interesting, fun, messy, etc).

Variation: You could have them pick their 10 favorites to write about so you would only give them the first sheet.

Birthday Traditions – use with a guest speaker

You could use this same sheet for them to write down 10 traditions that the person talks about (just cut off the video link before you copy it).

Explain to the guest to use as many pictures as possible while they are talking. Discuss how they will show those. If needed, discuss with the speaker to use language that matches the students’ proficiency level. Example: Simplified language for novices is 3 or 4 word sentences – This is… I like… We dance…

Before the speaker arrives, put in small groups and let students write questions they may want to ask the speaker. Also let them brainstorm the words/phrases they think the speaker will use the most. This helps them to be ready for the conversation.

When the speaker is there, think about the best set up. You may want to create small groups that talk with the speaker or have the speaker talk to the whole class.

Comparison Questions

Now discuss a few of the traditions that they learned about and let them compare to their own traditions.

They can refer to the traditions by numbers if they don’t know how to say it in French. You can also help them with words they don’t know.

Vocabulary Sheet (optional)

At the end of the lesson, give them some time to add new words to this “Unit Vocabulary” sheet. Ask them to write down the 5 or so most important words they need to complete today’s objective under “traditions and activities” or any other section.

Check for Learning and/or Extension

Option: Have them fill out the culture comparison form (image is included above, click link to download).

Afterwards, let them reflect on the experience (novices can do this in English).

  • What did you find most interesting? Why?
  • Compared to your traditions, what traditions are similar? Different?
  • Has your thoughts/opinions changed now that you have heard the speaker?
  • Did you pick up any new words?
  • Are there any words that you wished that you knew before?
  • What are you curious about now?

Ask if the writing/ELA teacher wants to collaborate and/or let your students turn in their reflections to be in their writing portfolios. https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Reflection-Paper

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