BOOKSMARTS FRENCH CULTURE KITS AND PACKS
Available in different kit and Pack combinations or as stand-alone kits
Over 500 levelled French resources!
Bienvenue au Carnaval
The video and the book feature: • An interview with Bonhomme Carnaval • All the key attractions of the Quebec Carnaval • The “Carnaval” parade • The ice palace • The Snow sculptures competition • The canoe races on the icy waters of the St. Lawrence river • The history of the quebec carnaval. • Vintage video footage and photos of the first carnaval. The video and the book go hand in hand. The books have a variety of texts and genres including descriptive texts, narrations, dialogues, and more!
Bienvenue à Québec!
Quebec city is one of the most visited places in North America. There are so many events and places to see in Quebec, but which is the best? We visit them all with videos, books, eBooks and more!
The kit covers:
- Le Vieux-Québec: A time machine!
- Le Carnaval: “L’incontournable“.
- Le Château Frontenac:We visit inside the château and discover secret stories.
- La Citadelle: The hidden heart of Quebec. World war 2 was engineered here: we go deep into the Citadelle and find out how.
- The French and the British connection: we get front row seats and meet a military goat.
- Les plaines d’Abraham:From battlefield to playground.
- L’île d’Orléans: Paradise lost.
- Le festival de la Nouvelle-France: 400 years of History explode in a giant party!
- Bonhomme Carnaval and king Louis XIV: Brothers in arms?
- First Nations: We meet young Wendats
- Le Musée de la Civilization: like Snoopy’s doghouse-a small door and a cathedral inside!
- Le Fort St-Louis: You will not believe what’s under your feet!
8 French kits. That’s a huge amount of material !
With over 85 videos, up to 80 books and a ton of activities, we take your students to Paris, Montreal, Ottawa, Sudbury, Quebec city, to castles in the Loire valley and much, much more.
You can order all the kits as a Pack. Or get the kits individually. In addition to printed books and video DVDs, you also get access to all components including eBooks, videos and activities online. Your students also get access from school and from home!
French Culture Kits and Packs !
- Bienvenue à Québec !
- Le Carnaval,
- l’histoire de Montreal,
- Bienvenue en France,
- Les Franco-Ontariens,
- la St-Jean,
- Bienvenue à l’érablière !
- Bienvenue en Haiti !
Everything you need to teach French culture in one place.
Click on the images to play short video excerpts from some culture kits !
This short video shows you previews of the videos and of the book interior pages. There are also activities available.
Bienvenue en France
All about France, the places, the people, the food, the history and what it’s like to go to France today, in levelled French ! Kit includes: 10 copies of the book, 1 DVD with over 20 videos, Digital version of the book so you can project on the whiteboard (plus it’s narrated !), You and your students can access all Videos and eBooks online from school and from home ! For more details, click here.
- La Tour Eiffel
- La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
- L’Arc de triomphe
- Le musée du Louvres
- La bouffe, les restaurants, les repas
- La France
- La Seine, le Pont des Arts, les bateaux mouches, les bouquinistes
- La vallée de la Loire: La cathédrale de Chartres
- Le chateau d’Angers
- Le déjeuner
- Le chateau de la Bourdassières
- On fait du vin dans un vignoble millénaire
- Bienvenue en France !
Bienvenue à l’érablière
There’s a place deep in a Canadian forest where time has stopped.
So has my jeep: I’ve arrived.
In this strange land people wear clothes from another time, cook food from another planet, and speak French.
The giant smiling lumberjack welcomes me and our camera crew to La Sucrerie de la Montagne. Une érablière rustique, …a “traditional” sugar shack.
In the new edition of this French kit, we contrast two shockingly different sugar shacks: The rustic Sucrerie de la Montagne with the ultra modern Érablière Constantin that serves 3000 meals each day.
Yet what’s most striking about these two worlds at odd ends of the maple galaxy is their similarities. What is the same is their ever-present sense of family.
Both Stefan and Maxime introduce us to their colourful families and how they built their sugar shacks over the years. Hold onto your tuques:We are deep into French culture.
While there are many sources of information about sugar shacks, no other resource brings it all together like the Bienvenue à l’érablière package does.
Your students are exposed to a wide variety of authentic French speakers. To preview excerpts from our kits and Packs, fill the short form in the sidebar to be taken to our secure video area.
Each A10 Kit contains 10 student books and one video DVD with lots of videos. Activities/Teacher’s guide are also available for most kits.
The books have one stunning photograph after another. The texts in the books and the videos expose students to a variety of narrative mix and French speakers.
The videos are shot with high end Cinema cameras and include a healthy mix of factual interviews and fictional thematic stories.
The end result is a unique multi-media product that’s the fastest, most immersive and fun way to get your French students to proficiency.
Different levels of difficulty in the same kit!
This unique feature allows you to apply differentiated instruction–to teach to students of different levels with the same kit. It offers stretch goals and revision opportunities. Teachers love this flexibility and these are the only kits that offer it.