Deborah Johnson

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Boutin implement interdisciplinary studies of their students’ French Canadian heritage and its innate connection to France as well as a cultural study of Mexico and its impact on the United States. Looking for connections and contrasts among the two cultures, students study folk tales, music, art, food, and language and create presentations to share their learning with peers. To expand the isolated, rural students’ realm of experience, they participate in video conferencing with schools in Canada, France, and Mexico and work with visiting French-Canadian and Mexican musicians and artisans.