Global Treasures Set of 7 DVDs for your French Classroom. Only 10 minutes Each!
This set of Global Treasures
DVDs will expose your students to many important cultural buildings, areas, museums and some of history's most protected monuments, both natural and manmade. These videos provide an interesting and effective way to jump start cultural conversations with your students. Each are full of detailed information, history, beautiful vistas and more.
At only 10 minutes
long, they are a perfect lesson for any French language classroom! 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated. Beginning level.V2213 GLOBAL TREASURES CARNAC FRANCE DVD
Why are they here? What were they used for? How were they moved? The megaliths of Carnac are an unsolved mystery. Some historians and archaeologists believe they are astronomical in nature; others believe they were used for ritualistic purposes; still others believe they mark burial sites. The stones vary in size and shape; some are arranged in rows while others appear to be tossed around the land. Your students will be amazed at the sights of these large stones and will wonder at the mystery. A great video to start your students thinking and sharing their own personal insights. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2217 GLOBAL TREASURES NIMES FRANCE DVD
The Romans built an amphitheatre at Nemausus (later "Nimes") in 70 AD. Where gladiators once fought now the French have bullfights and shows. Nimes has a long history, and these Roman ruins saw it all. A replica of the Coliseum, this well-preserved smaller version still contains many sections of the highest floors. At one time, people actually made their homes in this unique building that now hosts the Whitsuntide Feria shows for locals and visitors alike. A site like no other in France—an important historical landmark in a town full of history. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2048 SACRE COEUR PARIS DVDThe towers of Sacré-Cœur look out over the famous Parisian art district of Montmartre. This striking landmark has provided inspiration to its many visitors. The basilica shines in the bright light of day, but becomes a diamond-like beacon in the colorful Paris night sky. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2049 NOTRE DAME PARIS DVD
The French author, Victor Hugo, made this cathedral famous with his story. Now visit this landmark whose origins date back to 1163. The present-day structure owes much of its current design to the 19th century, but some aspects, like the rose windows, date back to times long past. Let the strange and fantastic imagery carry away your imagination. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2052 VERSAILLES CHATEAU DE DVD
Discover a global treasure and one of France's most famous architectural masterpieces. Walk among the stunning gardens of Versailles, which were created by 35,000 workers. Visit some of the 700+ rooms, which were designed to house the 20,000 members of the French court. Versailles speaks to the lifestyle of the titled, whose excesses eventually led to a bloody revolution—a testament to a remarkable time in the history of the French people. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2054 LOUVRE MUSEE DU LOUVRE DVD
Home to many of the world's most treasured works of art, the Musée du Louvre was originally a palace designed and redesigned by the kings of France. A collection that began with the first purchases by Andrea Del Sorto, for Franz I, it grew to become one of the most impressive collections in the world. It now includes wonderful displays of Oriental, Greek, Roman and Etruscan art, along with an impressive Egyptian section, drawing millions of visitors a year. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
V2055 DOME DES INVALIDES DVD
Visconti redesigned and embellished the Dôme des Invalides to be a fitting final resting place for the "Little Emperor." His crypt is surrounded by 12 statues of the goddess of victory to symbolize the French people. The complex also includes the Hôtel des Invalides and the Musée de l'Armeé. Originally the French king built the Hôtel des Invalides to house wounded soldiers. Now, it contains one of the world's most important military museums. ©2007. 10 minutes. Narrated in English. Not rated.
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