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Lesson plans and assessments contributed by Central Jersey World Languages Professional Development Institute 2000.
Un Nouveau Parfum (A New Perfume)

Title: Un Nouveau Parfum (A New Perfume)

Topic: Creating, describing and presenting an original perfume

Level: Intermediate

Focus Age Group: 10 years and up

National Standards Goals:

Communication   Cultures   Connections   Comparisons   Communities

Communicative Mode:

Interpersonal   Interpretive   Presentational

NJ Cumulative Progress Indicators:

  • 7.1.4  Describe people, places, things and events using short phrases and simple sentences
  • 7.1.5  Provide and obtain information on familiar topics
  • 7.2.1  Demonstrate an awareness of culture

Timeframe: Two full class periods of 45 minutes

Description of Task:

  • The famous French firm "Christian Dior" selected your class to participate in a contest entitled "Un Nouveau Parfum"(A New Perfume).
  • You have to create an original perfume for them, give it a name and make a publicity ad (including a slogan) which will be used in the marketing campaign.
  • You will work through a three-step process:
    1. You will first establish and record the ingredients.
    2. You will write the formula/recipe for your new perfume.
    3. You will find a name for it and create the ad that will be presented to class.

Materials Needed:

  • One vial or empty perfume bottle per student. These will be obtained by the teacher before the activity (empty medicine bottles from the drugstore are great for this purpose).
  • An outline in French indicating the types of information to be recorded (ingredients, quantity, smell, color, etc.).
  • A variety of plant and food extracts from home/science lab (vanilla or lemon extract, lavender, rose petals or rose water, etc.), alcohol, food coloring, adhesive labels, measuring spoons and cups, markers, colored pencils or paint, poster board.

Teacher Notes:

  • Students should have learned the vocabulary needed to complete the outline and to create their own ad.
  • Students will be encouraged to be creative. They may experiment at home and bring their "brews" to class.
  • The perfumes and the ads could be displayed for the entire school to see and smell. As an extension, students could be asked to vote for their favorite perfume.

Scoring Criteria:
The teacher will assess:

  • the quality and detail of both the outline and the advertisement.
  • the oral presentation
3 Exceeds Expectations
  • Student identifies the ingredients used; gives details about smell and recipe in outline
  • Student demonstrates an excellent application of vocabulary learned in creating the ad
  • The name of the perfume and the ad that goes along with it are original, creative and well formulated.
2 Meets Expectations
  • Student identifies and fills in most of the ingredients used; writes one or two descriptive sentences about smell and recipe in outline
  • Student uses correct but brief descriptions in ad
  • The name of the perfume lacks originality and the ad is mostly correct but not persuasive.
1 Does Not Meet Expectations
  • Student identifies between 2-5 ingredients used in recipe; leaves most of the entries in outline empty
  • Student creates a simplistic ad; uses incomplete and/or incomprehensible sentences in ad
  • The name of the perfume is awkward and the ad is neither comprehensible nor persuasive.

Martha Toma
Princeton Charter School
75 Ewing Street
Princeton, NJ 08540


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