Kanata : Je suis ici

A multimedia kit serving as resource material for Social Studies, French and to integrate various subject matters aimed at students 9 to 14 years old.

Found in the kit are texts, photos and voices from all the provinces and territories of Canada. As well as 20 youngsters talking to us in French, 11 other languages and dialects are heard. Among the 22 profiles featured, we find Aboriginal youth, be they First Nations, Metis or Inuit as well as youth from immigrant families. By means of the Kanata kit, pupils will be able to appreciate the cultural diversity of Canadian society and its richness. 

Amongst the 22 Kanata : je suis ici mini-magazines and teachers’ guides, the 9 mini-magazines and teachers’ guides featuring Aboriginal youth have been read and approved by the Aboriginal Directorate, Education Manitoba and by Le Centre de leadership et d'évaluation for Ontario’s Department of Education.

The four main objectives of the kit are: 

  • developing identity
  • learning French
  • improving oral communication 
  • valuing cultural diversity  in French schools in Canada

 In every culture or society, we favor certain stories. Our society is structured and maintained according to the stories we favor. When I tell a story, I create a world. If we want to change the world, we have to change the story.” (paraphrased)Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative  

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