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Bossu de Notre Dame

Bossu de Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

91 minutes

DVD has French and Spanish language track with English closed captioning.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the captivating and heartfelt story of "Bossu de Notre Dame" with our comprehensive French lesson plan. This Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel brings the heroic adventures of Quasimodo to life, providing a rich context for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: With this adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel, Disney gives life to the heroic adventures of Quasimodo, Notre Dame bell ringer, who suffers from loneliness. Encouraged by his pals the gargoyles Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, Quasimodo defies his guardian Frollo and leaves the tower to participate in the festivities below. But the cruel crowd below rejects him because of his repugnant appearance. After having been saved by another outcast, Esmerelda, Quasimodo goes to the defense of the people and the town he loves - all the while reminding us to judge people for what they are rather than their appearance.

Additional Details: Released in 1996, "Bossu de Notre Dame" is directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and features the voices of Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, and Mary Kay Bergman. The DVD includes French and Spanish language tracks with English closed captioning, making it an excellent resource for language learners. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score.

Conclusion: Using "Bossu de Notre Dame" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also provides insights into themes of courage, acceptance, and inner beauty. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure that you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Cast: Demi Moore(voice), Jason Alexander(voice), Mary Kay Bergman(voice)

Audio: DVD has French and Spanish language track with English closed captioning.

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