French should be a language of the heart, and what is better suited to reach the heart than music? This program will introduce Yukon students to new and diverse trends in french music and use it in a dynamic and interactive way to learn more about french culture, language and history. Students will discover new artists and songs, and hopefully like and listen to some of them outside of school. They will learn new vocabulary through french songs and be exposed to french culture from everywhere in the francophone world. A longer session is also available that would allow several different activities to take place. Multiple sessions could introduce the concept of radio hosting and possibly a radio recording. This could be taken to a wider community level, either on community radio or school radio. Please contact Maryne if you have ideas, or need someone to find music for your classroom.
|Grade Suitability||Pre-K to 12|
|Maximum Class Size||Class size|
|Time Required||Adaptable to the teacher's needs.|
|Material Required||Classroom sound system. Open space for students to move to the music.|
|Language of Instruction||French, English|
Maryne Dumaine is the cultural coordinator at École Émilie-Tremblay and Académie Parhélie. Prior to that she worked for 7 years as the project manager at the Arts and Culture Department of the Association Franco-Yukonnaise. Maryne has a master's degree in business and marketing and experience working with a variety of audiences. As a sailing instructor, she has a background in creating fun, engaging programming for youth. Maryne develops workshops that can be customized to the needs of the teacher and classroom. It can be used as a way to introduce students to french culture or it can be more oriented towards the teacher’s needs, such as politically engaged music, slam, etc. She also has a different approach with younger students (Pre-K) by introducing the concept of music discovery leading to a radio show.