Ouisconsin Connects

Want to know how to bring in the COMMUNITIES STANDARD into your curriculum? Below is a list of local French connections. The list is by region.

 

MERCI BEAUCOUP: Ellen Onsrud, Alissa Bratz, and Liz Truesdale
for your contributions.

Region 1:

Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn.

 

Region 2:

Adams, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Washara, Waupaca, Wood.

 

 

Region 3:

Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Winnebago.

  • Nala's Fromagerie in Bellevue (Green Bay).

Region 4:

Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, LaCrosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon.

Region 5:

Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green Lake, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk.

  • Tory Miller of L'étoile and Graze will do a lot of community outreach with the Madison area schools (and possibly anyone who contacts him).

 

  • There is also La Baguette on Mineral Point Rd., run by a French couple.

 

  • The Chazen usually has a docent who can do a tour in French. It has a nice collection of French art and often has temporary exhibits from France/Francophone countries

 

  • Andrew Irving is hosted French students by inviting them to one of his classes to do a collaboration exercise, then welcoming them to the French House for lunch.

 

  • Someone from the UW gave a group of students from France a tour about WI Native American history along with the importance of the French fur traders in WI.

 

  • In Lake Mills, Waterhouse Foods is willing to work with you on a French related theme because their bakery/cafe began thanks to a partnership with a Frenchman.

 

  • La Maison Française

 

  • Fromagination cheese shop

 

  • Fête de Marquette in July

 

  • WI Historical Society (lots of stuff on the Voyageurs/French in WI)

 

  • Cajun Fest in Mt. Horeb (brand new this year)

 

  • Brasserie V

 

 

  • A lot of the area wineries (Wollersheim, Botham, etc.) do tours and such (of course), but they also invite community members to participate in the harvest. You kind of have to watch their websites to see the details but it's a fun, hard-working afternoon and can tie into a cultural lesson/experience.

 

  • Wisconsin Film Festival often has French/Francophone films, as does Sundance cinema in Madison

 

  • UW-Whitewater Language and Culture Day

 

  • WADOMA West African dance company

 

  • Mandjou Mara: West African djembefola, and griot(!) & Limyana Drum & Dance ensemble

 

 

Region 6:

Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha.

 

  • Milwaukee Art Museum will do tours in French

 

  • Club Timbuktu restaurant (Milwaukee)

 

 

Region 7:

Kenosha, Racine, Walworth.

 

 

Share with other French teachers if you know of a French Connection. Fill out the form to the right and we’ll post your information on the site.

 

Merci beaucoup!

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