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If you have suggestions for how to use materials in this website for course units, please post them on our discussion forum.
Below are a few ideas to start with.
Many of the manuscripts in the site may be used to introduce subjects in French civilization, history, language, and literature:
Daily life (Digital Collections for the Classroom)
Fur trade in New France (see also Champlain map)
Hundred Years War (1337-1453)
Warfare and fortresses
Women and marriage in Ancien Régime France
Students in a French language or literature class could be given the assignment of writing formal diplomatic descriptions of documents included in this site or elsewhere. Click here to see a model.
For four of the manuscript documents included in this site, we have provided a recording of a portion of the text. You will find a link to the recording in the Notes field in the metadata for each of these manuscripts: