This workshop can be adapted to all types of learners from Kindergarden to Grade 6 who wish to understand, experiment, create and explore the different types of traditional Canadian occupations still in use today.
This cultural workshop allows your students to better understand French-Canadian traditions using a 55-minute cultural presentation as well as a film to be viewed in class before the presentation.
The Presentation Includes:
Student taste buds will be awakened when they experience real maple taffy served on a bed of snow.
Transforming Maple Sap
A short film for all ages is shown on the big screen with live narration from the Maple Man himself.
Typical French-Canadian rhythms are demonstrated with rigadoons played on the Maple Man’s violin, or by step-dancing marionettes moving to the sound of wooden spoons played by students.
Traditional French-Canadian Dance
Allows students to recreate the atmosphere of a sugaring-off party by dancing to French-Canadian airs accompanied by a caller directing the movements of the dancers.
If you’re a teacher, parent or principal, ask your students to visually interpret these classic French expressions. Afterward, e-mail them to us and we’ll post them on our website.