ERIC Number: ED209915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
La Fete de la Ste-Catherine: Guide.
Ullmann, Rebecca; Scane, Joyce
A teacher's French-English guide to a cultural module that is designed to provide introductory reading materials for students of French as a second language is presented. The module, "La Fete de la Ste-Catherine," aims: (1) to develop an awareness in the students of a few of the special events that reflect the multicultural nature of Canadian society, (2) to introduce the students to the history and customs of the French Canadian fete de la Ste-Catherine, and (3) to have the students experience some of the fun associated with this festivity by making taffy. The module is designed for students age 10 to 12 who have a minimum of one year of French instruction and have acquired basic French reading skills. Students who are age 9 and have had two to three years of previous French instruction, including a year of French reading skills, will be able to profit from the module. Background information is presented concerning the festival, the taffy pull, and Marguerite Bouregoys, who has always been associated with the custom of taffypulling. Sample lesson plans, suggested activities, suggestions for project work, and information about evaluation of the module are presented. Duplicating masters, answer keys, and a selected bibliography are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, FLES, Foreign Countries, French, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Multicultural Textbooks, Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Guides
Publications Division, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S1V6.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; French Canadians