Kirikou et la Sorcière

Kirikou et la Sorcière

Kirikou and the Sorceress

75 minutes

Video in French with English subtitles, DVD with either French or English sound track, and optional English subtitles.

French Lesson Plan

Introduction: Immerse your students in the enchanting and culturally rich world of "Kirikou et la Sorcière" with our comprehensive French lesson plan. This film is an exceptional resource for language learning and cultural exploration, making it a perfect addition to your classroom.

Film Summary: "Kirikou et la Sorcière" tells the captivating story of a tiny yet brave boy named Kirikou, who is born into an African village cursed by the sorceress Karaba. From birth, Kirikou is determined to save his village from Karaba's tyranny. Despite his small size, Kirikou embarks on a series of adventurous journeys, confronting dangers and seeking wisdom from the Wise Man of the Mountain. The film's simple and accessible French makes it an ideal choice for language learners.

Additional Details: Directed by Michel Ocelot and Raymond Burlet, "Kirikou et la Sorcière" masterfully combines stunning animation with traditional African storytelling. The film explores themes of courage, perseverance, and the complexity of good and evil. It has received critical acclaim and numerous awards for its unique narrative and cultural representation. The rich cultural elements and the moral lessons embedded in the story make it a valuable educational tool.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • February 20: World Day of Social Justice
  • June 1: Children's Day
  • October 1: International Day of Older Persons (considering the wisdom theme)
  • December 10: Human Rights Day

Conclusion: Incorporating "Kirikou et la Sorcière" into your French curriculum provides a multifaceted approach to learning. The lesson plan includes structured activities, vocabulary exercises, and cultural discussions, offering a comprehensive and engaging educational experience. Designed by teachers, for teachers, this resource will captivate your students and deepen their understanding of the French language and African culture. IMDB

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Director: Michel Ocelot, Raymond Burlet(in collaboration with)

Cast: Doudou Gueye Thiaw(voice), Maimouna N'Diaye(voice), Awa Sene Sarr(voice)

Audio: Video in French with English subtitles, DVD with either French or English sound track, and optional English subtitles.

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