ERIC Number: ED245539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
La Culture Canadienne-Francaise = French Canadian Culture. Interim Edition.
Bussiere, Adrien L., Ed.
Materials about the culture specific to French-speaking people in Canada are presented as part of the cultural component of the prescribed second language curriculum. The materials follow the suggested sequence of studying the "French Fact" in Alberta in grade 7, the study of French settlements in Canada in grade 8, and in-depth study of Quebec and Quebecers in grade 9. The text, entirely in French, consists of three parts. The first, concerned with the French presence in Alberta, outlines relevant demography and geography, manifestations of French life (family, parish, education, sociocultural activities, economic activity, and means of communication), and history as traced through the fur trade, missionary movements, and colonization. The second part focuses on French groups in Canada, those of the Maritime Provinces, Ontario, and western Canada. Discussion of the Maritime Provinces includes a history of Acadia, and the discussion of Ontario and western Canada looks at geography, the political and legal situation, the social milieu, economy, education, cultural activities, and history. The final part, on Quebec, outlines the geography, demography, economy, government, history, regions, Quebec life, and leisure and traditions. An appendix of French Canadian songs consists of three sections: Quebec singers and the texts of their songs (intended for grade 7), francophone singers outside Quebec, and their songs (grade 8), and the best known French Canadian singers and their songs (grade 9). (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada; French Canadians