School Component

J’aime les mots

J’aime les mots 2020

As part of the school component of the Journées de la culture, high school students are invited to participate in the third edition of J’aime les mots, sponsored by none other than author, columnist and comedian Manal Drissi! During this exciting activity launched on September 25, 2020 and continuing until October 30, teachers can vary the methods their students use to communicate in a different way, including using memes—a cultural phenomenon that has gone viral and involves combining words and images.

An entertaining turnkey activity that is easy to align with a number of subject areas and comes with numerous instructional aids!

Find all the key information on the activity in this brief introductory leaflet.

Manal Drissi – Activity Sponsor

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Do you know Manal Drissi?

A Montrealer of Moroccan background, Manal Drissi studied communications at the University of Ottawa before becoming a freelance writer and finding her way into radio and television. Since 2015, she has carved out a niche for herself on the Internet and in traditional media by writing articles on various social and current issues. In particular, you can hear her on Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, Gravel le matin and La soirée est (encore) jeune, or read her articles in Journal Métro, Châtelaine and LaPresse+.

New in 2020!

Put together specially for the activity by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Musée de la civilisation (MCQ) and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), banks of copyright-free heritage images are now available to young people to help them renew and expand their creativity with memes. Forget about SpongeBob and the usual American characters! 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.


If you would like to register your class for the J’aime les mots activity, click on the link below and fill out the form. You will automatically receive all of the teaching aids by the time the school year starts in September 2020.