This year will be mainly using the Elan2 text book but we will supplement the course with authentic materials from Atouts 2.
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Here are the topics for this term's teaching and the relevant chapters in the text books:



  1. L'environnement - first half term

In this topic we shall learn about: the greenhouse effect, traditional and renewable energy sources, nuclear power, ways of helping the environment, environmental pressure groups and global responsibilities. (Elan 2 Units 1 & 2)

Further reading:
**http://www.notre-planete.info/environnement/polluair.php**
- French site giving information about pollution, the ozone layer, deforestation., etc. It has maps and statistics, too.

**http://environnement.ecoles.free.fr/environnement_100_questions.htm**
- As it says in the title there are 100 questions about the environment with comprehensive answers. Could be a very useful research tool and good practice for the speaking exam.

**http://www.cea.fr/jeunes/themes/**
- Mainly science based website, but with some excellent information about the environment, fossil fuels and alternatives, global warming, etc.

**http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/energie/nucleair/textes/glossaire.htm**
- French government glossary of terms used in the nuclear industry with explanations for the likes of you and me.

**http://www.greenpeace.org/france/**
- The French Greenpeace site contains lots of information about their activities and general information about how we can protect the planet.




2. L'immigration - second half term

In this topic we shall learn about: the history of immigration in France, racism, equal opportunities, poverty and unemployment in France and around the world, and global strategies to combat poverty. (Elan 2 Units 3 & 4)

Further reading:
**http://www.libres.org/francais/actualite/archives/actualite_1103/pauvret%E9_a3_4603.htm**
- An article about poverty in France, laying the blame at the door of the French government. Quelle surprise.

**http://www.unesco.org/bpi/pdf/memobpi07_poverty_fr.pdf**
- Quite a long article from UNESCO about poverty with lots of statistics.

**http://www.medecinsdumonde.org/fr/nos_missions/france/sans_abri_et_mal_loges**
- An interesting website with lots of information about homelessness in France, the reasons why people end up homeless and what we can do to help

**http://www.francesoir.fr/societe/2009/06/04/chomage-france.html**
- An article from a French newspaper about the unemployment explosion in 2009 in France

**http://cafecroissant.fr/2009/explosion-du-chomage-en-france/**
- An article from February 2009 (originally in **Le Figaro**) which considers the rise in unemployment in France and compares it to similar countries and has a video report with it.

**http://www.eki-table.org/**
- A company which deals with producers in developing countries a bit like **Fairtrade** in the UK