I like memes, I like words!
As part of the school component of the Journées de la culture, high school teachers are invited to register their classes for the 4th edition of J’aime les mots, an entertaining out-of-the-box activity sponsored this year by actor, writer and director Guillaume Lambert! After its launch on September 24, the activity will continue until Friday, October 29, when Guillaume will spend a few hours providing live feedback on the students’ creations.
J’aime les mots fits easily into the content of various subjects. Have your students create memes to express their opinions on major issues in our society or respond to current news items in their French, history, art, theatre, mathematics, ethics and religious culture, or other classes.
Guillaume Lambert, activity sponsor
Photo: Justine Latour
Banks containing a vast array of striking images
All modes of discourse—humour, poetry, philosophical reflection, irony, etc.— are permitted, as long as you use the banks of images astutely selected by the partner institutions!
Archives will be made available to young people by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) and the Musée POP. Other cultural partners may confirm their participation in the project during the summer. Stay tuned!
Toss SpongeBob in the waste bin! With vivid and meaningful images, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few examples:
*Please note that since our tools are only available in French, these examples were not translated to English.
To register your class for J’aime les mots, click the link below and fill out the form. You will automatically receive instructional tools and news about the activity as soon as they get posted on online.
J’aime les mots is produced by Culture pour tous with the support of the Quebec government, the Centrale des syndicats du Québec and our content partners: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Musée de la civilisation, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Musée POP.
We would also like to thank our outreach partners: Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF), Association des éducatrices et éducateurs spécialisés en arts plastiques (AQÉSAP), Association québécoise des professeurs de français (AQPF), Association Québécoise des Utilisateurs d’Outils technologiques à des fins Pédagogiques et Sociales (AQUOPS), Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF FCE), Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF), Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones, and Le RÉCIT – Culture Éducation.