ERIC Number: ED171162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sur les traces de l'heritage francais en Nouvelle-Angleterre: Boston (Tracing French Heritage in New England: Boston).
This booklet highlights some of the more important elements of the French heritage in the Boston area, particularly during the Revolutionary period and the time of the establishment of many institutions of American life in New England. It is intended for secondary school students in a bilingual education setting who have at least an "intermediate level" of reading ability in French. The text is composed of the following chapters dealing specifically with the influence of the French on American history, institutions and culture: (1) an introductory chapter on French contributions in Boston; (2) chapters on famous Americans of French background, including Paul Revere and Peter Faneuil; (3) descriptions of places of interest in the Boston area that have connections with French people and/or culture (the Granary Burying Ground, the State House, and the Boston Public Library); and (4) narratives about French people influential in American history, including the Bowdoin family, Jean Lefebre de Cheverus, Le Chevalier de Saint Sauveur, and Lafayette. The booklet is illustrated with photographs and maps. A glossary of more difficult words and phrases is included. A slide/cassette-tape program to accompany the text is also available. (AMH)
Descriptors: American History, Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, French, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
National Assessment and Dissemination Center, 49 Washington Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment and Dissemination Center for Bilingual Education, Fall River, MA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII
Note: For related document see FL 010 380; Many photographs will not reproduce well either in microfiche or hard copy