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ERIC Number: ED280755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 302
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Initiating Franco-American Studies: A Handbook for Teachers = Manuel du professeur pour introduire les etudes Franco-Americaines.
Freeman, Stanley L., Jr.; Pelletier, Raymond J.
This five-chapter handbook is designed for use by teachers in elementary and secondary schools and adult education. Its purpose is to achieve more widespread awareness and understanding of the Franco-American presence in New England by offering teaching plans and strategies for incorporating materials into the existing humanities curriculum. It also serves as a model for other ethnic groups to develop similar tools to provide self-awareness in their communities. Chapter 1, "A Place for Franco-American Studies," is based on the principle that teaching in the United States must become more multicultural. Reasons why Franco-Americans should be recognized in a school's curriculum are presented, as are the goals of ethnic studies, suggestions for the study of the French presence in the United States; and topics and themes for Franco-American studies. Chapter 2, "Planning to Teach About Franco-Americans," presents suggestions for promoting Franco-American studies to school authorities, a method of discovering hidden resources among colleagues, a philosophy of curriculum, examples of goals and objectives for infusing Franco-American topics into existing courses, and procedures for evaluating instructional activities. Chapter 3, "Teaching Plans," presents 15 lesson plans, many of which contain French language material, for elementary and secondary grades which integrate Franco American studies into a variety of different courses. Chapter 4 suggests ideas for developing a resource bank of Franco-American information, describes the potential benefits that the Franco-American community can offer to the classroom, provides guidelines for planning field trips, and lists suggested destinations. Chapter 5 presents entry points for teaching adults about Franco-Americans, and includes some principles of adult learning, guidelines for recruiting an audience, suggestions for creating a course, and an adult education teaching unit on Franco-Americans. A bibliography consisting of print and non-print materials is included. An appendix of sources and resources concludes the document. (APG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.