Le sac des filles is a blog which publishes photos of the contents of girls' bags (and sometimes boys' pockets) and lists the contents in French.
That's pretty much it.
I discovered this from a conference I went to in Manchester in 2010 run by Juliet Park and Wendy Adeniji of i-languages. It was from Wendy's session on thinking skills which I just discovered on an old memory stick.
So, why do I like it?
It can be used for lots of things:
- Learning vocabulary (it's more up to date than your text books and dictionaries)
- Describing people from the contents of their bags. are they male or female? How old are they?what kind of a person do you think owns this bag? Why? etc...
- A "Through the Keyhole" activity. Guess the celebrity: This is Rihanna's bag because it contains....
- Comparing 2 people by studying their personal effects.
- Comparing British and French culture. (There's a lot of bags with cigarettes in!)
Some of the pictures are annotated:
and some are just photos with lists added at the end.
These are great if you want to teach in a different language, or if you want to get the students to describe the contents by themselves.