Paris as a Classroom
As part of a 'Sharing the Planet' unit of inquiry, Grade 1 students visited the Gardens at Giverny. They explored the garden and searched for living things, using their observational and art skills to record their thoughts and ideas.
Grade 7 French students visited the Musée du Chocolat to learn more about Easter traditions as part of their unit 'fêtes et traditions.' They learned about the origins and uses of chocolat, and took part in a creative workshop led by museum staff.
Grade 11 students explored the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, including a guided tour of street art addressing current local, national and global issues. This connected to a unit on the significance of protests.
Students visited the Paris Aquarium during their science lesson to investigate the aquatic environment and associated adaptations as part of a unit on aquatic ecosystems.
As part of their 'Writers in Paris' unit, Grade 10 students read texts featuring Paris as a backdrop. They composed short writings exploring the expat author experience, and went on a guided tour of the iconic Shakespeare and Company bookstore that was frequented by literary legends including Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein.
Middle Years Program French students work on their Service as Action project of making a 'Guide of Parisian Monuments' for the ISP community. They studied the history of important Parisian monuments in class, then visited the Arc de Triomphe and attended the interactive workshop 'Histoire et Symboles' there in order to practice their oral French skills and improve comprehension.
Grade 11 students visited the Mundolingua Museum as part of their unit on ‘Knowledge and Language.’ The museum features information, objects, and documents related to language and linguistic diversity.
Art students visited the Centre Pompidou to learn about the context of Bacon’s work linked to their unit on ‘metamorphosis’.
The French class went to the exhibition 'I eat, therefore I am', to better understand the impact that food has on us, exploring the cultural, biological and ecological aspects.
English students were given the task to review the museum as part of their unit ‘Everyone is a critic’.
This trip linked with the Who We Are unit of inquiry and had cross curriculum connections with both Art and Music.
Secondary School students studying English as an Additional Language (EAL) started the year with a walking tour of Montmartre, practicing their listening skills and subject-specific vocabulary.
Students at the Primary School do bi-weekly visits at a local care home, where they play games and engage with the residents.
English class students walked in the footsteps of famous expatriate Parisian writers, including Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, and Stein.