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ERIC Number: ED356223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Let the Good Times Roll = Laissez les bons rouler.
Bennett, John P.; Morris, Bernadette
This paper integrates learning about international culture through the avenue of dance, and focuses on learning about specific regions of France, and about French Canadians, and Louisiana Cajuns through dance selections. The international flavor is not limited to dances from France, but includes French-Canadian and Cajun dancing as well. Opportunities are presented for teachers and students to examine French and French Canadian history, customs, traditions, and language development and to bring the curriculum to life through dance. Musical scores and dance instructions with diagrams are presented for the following dances: La Gallette, Le Branle du Quercy, Le Branle Morvandiau, La Bastringue, Cajun Waltz, and Cajun Two-Step. Also included are a map of France; a discussion of Les Branles, an early form of folk dancing; a brief history of the French settlement of Canada and the importance of music to the early settlers; and a discussion of the Louisiana Cajuns, French settlers who originally settled in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island and later migrated to Louisiana, and whose songs and dances celebrate love and family life. (Contains a resource list of books, records, and audio equipment.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France