Interact with cultural competence and understanding.
Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.
Some of the topics that I plan to discuss in the curriculum are:
The historical perspective of French colonial history. The ruling ideology of France as a hegemon in Africa and the themes it used to dominate the narrative. The ideology of the oppressed and the birth of “The Negritude”: The schism between French culture and black culture within the Empire: The “Negritude” as a literary movement created by French authors – of African descents, artists and writers to form their uniqueness rooted in the authentic, indigenous cultures. The overlooking of Haitian and African artists, poets and writers in the current curriculum.