Learn about the development of Francophone communities in Canada interactively and through online educational resources, it's possible with the multiplatform educational site Travel in Canadian Francophonie.
This site developed by the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) is interested in Francophone culture, history and geography. Intended for students aged 6 to 17, it offers three ways of traveling and discovering the movements of Francophones in Canada's 13 provinces and territories: the interactive map, the history book and the timeline. So many ways to become aware of the close ties that unite Francophones across the country.
- The interactive map: 54 geo-located and illustrated capsules allowing you to travel through the history of the Canadian Francophonie.
- The history book: overview of the four hundred years of Canadian Francophonies history, divided into 4 sections and richly illustrated.
- The timeline: more than 800 highlights on the history of the Canadian Francophonie in all the provinces and territories of Canada.
Educational resources for teachers
Travel in Canadian Francophonie has also made available for three years a Map of French-language schools in Canada. Attractive and informative, it simultaneously presents the movement for the gradual establishment of French-language schools across Canada and the current location of French-language schools. This map can be downloaded for free under the tab Educational resources. In addition, teachers have access to a bank of educational activities developed to bring the journey in Canadian Francophonie to their students, as well as a variety of resources to take this adventure further.
New: free educational kit
On the occasion of the 150e Canada's anniversary, the Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) distributed a free resource kit to 27,000 Francophone teachers across the country to discover the Canadian Francophonie. This kit includes the 3e edition of the Map of French-language schools in Canada and a French-speaking exchanges leaflet.
Living the Francophonie through encounters
The Francophone exchange program offered by ACELF allows young Francophones in Canada to experience their language and culture in a new environment and to grow up thanks to an extraordinary Francophone experience. Two formulas are possible: the travel-exchange and the cyber-exchange. Since the start of the program, more than 6,000 young people have had the opportunity to live this unique identity experience.
For more information or to apply, visit acelf.ca/echanges.