This activity is part of a lesson I am designing for my seventh grade class, which is currently working on a food unit. To add both practical application and an element of culture, students will explore the website for Monoprix (https://www.monoprix.fr/courses-en-ligne), a French grocery store similar to our Fred Meyer. The video above is an explanation of how students will navigate the site and do imaginary shopping for themselves. They will create a shopping list with the names of all of the items they wish to purchase (food, clothing, home goods), as well as the price. After they have completed the activity, students will be able to share their shopping lists with others, discuss new vocabulary, comment on cultural differences and costs, etc. This activity should be done entirely in French (as are the directions).
-Students can navigate a [virtual] French grocery store to shop for necessities and desired products.
-Students can use their food vocabulary and context clues to successfully identify foods, clothing, home goods, etc.
-Students can gain experience with shopping in a French-speaking environment, anticipate costs relative to in the US, and understand associated cultural expectations.