Les peuples autochtones du Canada/explorateurs européens, 2nd edition!

The program is available either as a printed physical product or as an online only program part of Planet French. 

The printed version comes with gorgeous printed books, a DVD with 25 videos and reproducible blackline master activities, plus a 3 year teacher online access license with available student licenses.

The level of French is accessible to French immersion students grades 5 through 10 (ages 10 to 16 and above).

This program was designed with new social studies pedagogy in mind, and for the new curriculum. There is a correlation table with the curriculum below. The many contributors to this program are members of Canada’s First Nations themselves. Most also have PhDs and are First Nations native leaders and many teach in grade schools and in universities.

 The kit is multi-media, which means it is designed to reach students through a variety of channels (multiple intelligences), and the exposure to a variety of speakers and materials maximises differentiated instruction.

Here is a correlation between the Booksmarts program and the social studies curriculum in two provinces (BC and Ontario) click on the desired button to see it as a printable PDF:

Here is a quick summary of how the program is organised for classroom use.

  • -We show students how societies work. The Five forces framework: How technology, government and culture are influenced by the environment (plus rivalries/alliances).
  • -The social studies inquiry process and key concepts.
  • -Canada’s aboriginal people/First Nations from the origins.
  • -Their way of life based on the Five forces framework.
  • -Canada’s different Aboriginal Peoples. Comparisons.
  • -European explorers: why they came.
  • -Contact.
  • -Different beliefs and perspectives. Consequences of different beliefs and perspectives.
  • -European settlers way of life, governance, culture, technology, etc…
  • -Present day issues.

What is in the 2nd edition of Les peuples autochtones du Canada/explorateurs européens:

  • The course comes with beautiful printed books and online eBooks. Stunning photographs fill students with awe.
  • The layout and infographics make concepts visually clear quickly. The text is perfectly designed for their level of French…Finally!
  • We’ve added even more videos: There are now an incredible 30 videos covering everything you need, including social studies frameworks explained, expert interviews, stories, documentaries and more!
  • The BLMs (blackline master activities) include activities and done-for-you diagrams, maps and tables so your students can get busy right away!
  • To see short excerpts of these videos and of the book, click here or on the video above. 



You can order this course as a printed kit, or as part of the online subscription to Planet French for your school. Planet French includes over 40 online French courses, over 600 French resources, as well as weekly Canadian news videos and articles in levelled French.

When you order the printed course, you get immediate access to all the components online, as you do when you order either the online version or your subscription to www.planetfrench.com