Cultural Literacy Workshop
Our Cultural Literacy Workshop will enable teachers to deepen their knowledge of French culture, use the AIM Cultural Literacy Packs, and address the cultural strand, a part of the Ministry of Ontario Guidelines (Draft Edition, 2009) in their FSL classroom.
Cultural Literacy Workshop Agenda
9:00 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:30
What is culture and how can we best convey an understanding and appreciation of francophone culture within the classroom?
Participants will work in groups and will describe what is culture and what characterizes it.
9:30 - 9:40
Why teaching culture is important?
Participants will brainstorm ideas as to why teaching culture is important in the French as a Second Language classroom.
9:40 - 9:50
What do teachers need to do to teach culture?
Participants will list items that are important to consider when implementing cultural literacy into their classroom.
9:50 - 10:00
Cultural Literacy and the new Ontario Ministry Guidelines (Draft Edition, 2009)
Participants will review both overall cultural literacy expectations as well as the cultural literacy area of focus for each grade.
10:00 - 10:15
Culture in the AIM:
- Focus on an aspect of culture relating to each play
- View aspects of culture in written text
- Spontaneous sharing of cultural information
- AIM Cultural Literacy Packs
Participants will view examples of all four categories.
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
La culture en action 1A:
- Les francophones, les anglophones et les drapeaux
- Les prénoms francophones
- La lecture partagée 'Je m'appelle Matthieu Lebrun'
- La lecture partagée 'Je m'appelle Cassandra Jean-Baptiste'
- L'écriture partagée d'une lettre
Participants will be guided through a series of five activities from the Whole-Class Activities Book and will become familiar with the types of activities introduced in 'La culture en action ! 1A'.
11:30 - 11:40
A Franco-Ontarian Musical Group - 'Leila'
Participants will listen to a song from the Franco-Ontarian musical group called 'Leila' who won the 'Une nuit sur l'étang' competition and will also list other Franco-Ontarian artists and musicians as well as other festivals demonstrating awareness of Franco-Ontarian traditions.
11:40 - 12:00
Quiz Quiz Trade Activity
This is designed to review what has been covered in the workshop so far. Each participant receives a strip of paper with a question relating to one of the discussion/facts presented from the first part of the workshop. Each participant then finds a partner and they take turns asking each other their questions. If one of the participants does not know the answer, then the partner teaches the answer to him/her. The partners then exchange questions and answers and find different partners with whom they repeat this process with their new question.
12:00 - 12:45
12:45 - 2:15
La culture en action ! 2A:
- La lecture partagée 'Ti-Jean, le violonneux'
- Activité d'écoute
- Raconter l'histoire avec des mots et des phrases différentes
- Mon livre de recettes
- L'écriture partagée d'une recette
Participants will be guided through a series of five activities from the Whole-Class Activities Book and will become familiar with the types of activities introduced in 'La culture en action ! 2A'.
2:15 - 2:30
A Traditional French-Canadian Dance!
Participants will learn the dance to accompany the traditional French-Canadian song, Ma mère m'envoie-t-au marché.
2:30 - 2:50
Comparative Analysis of 'L'hymne national du Canada'
Participants will review the version of the national anthem provided in French with the English version to see how each culture approaches the national anthem.
2:50 - 3:00
Reflection and Questions