Getting to Know... La France sous l'occupation

Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay
CCEA Literature and Society

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensuring a full understanding of this poignant period of French history. Students will know the key people and events inside out and be well prepared for the speaking and writing exams.

The special before, during, after structure is ideal for the perfect balance between guided class work and independent research:

  • Before: introductory tasks and useful vocab lists
  • During: worksheets and discussion points on the key people and events
  • After: exam-style oral and essay questions for students to apply what they have learnt
  • Special sections on: timeline of events, the choice between collaboration and resistance, the roles of Pétain and De Gaulle, the Vichy government, and daily life at the time
  • With photographs, posters, speeches, news reports, and suggested links for further research
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4504)
"I thought it was fantastic - very thorough and informative for the pupils, easy to teach. Gave them a flavour of that period of history with well-selected sources and exercises. It gives me everything I need to teach this topic without having to do any research or source relevant and appropriate material. As a non-subject specialist, teaching history would have been a challenge, but this made it accessible." X Harvey, MFL Teacher and ZigZag Customer
"An excellently written resource." — M Bennett, HoD and Independent Reviewer
"Ticks all the boxes! The factual side is well-researched, supported by visual aids and internet links... One of the best resources I have ever reviewed." — R Vogt, Head of Languages and Independent Reviewer