Available Fall 2019


Finally, a comprehensible input- and proficiency-based digital curriculum for French is here! Notre histoire includes exciting works of fiction and non-fiction that delve into characters' lives, examine products, practices, and perspectives rich with authentic francophone culture, and focus on AP® themes and high-frequency structures. This compelling curriculum features stories by Nina Holzfeind (author of the blog “French From the Heart”), and contributions by Jordan Aillet, Sabrina L’Heureux, Louise Nguyen, and others!

Notre histoire is a web-based curriculum series that builds students’ communicative abilities and intercultural understandings, fostering a love of the French language and the culture of the communities where it is spoken.

Voces® Notre histoire offers:

Communicative tasks with authentic materials aligned to AP® themes and the ACTFL Standards for Modern Languages

Original CI stories with high-frequency vocabulary and comprehension activities

Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) at the end of every unit

Cultural videos and readings by native speakers from the francophone world

360° panoramas with see/think/wonder-style question sets

Interactivity with audio, video, recording, games, and auto-graded activities

A robust and flexible proficiency-based CI curriculum framework

Voces® Special Features
  • Recording with playback and teacher-feedback ability across all devices
  • Interactive and customizable—edit any page, or create your own pages and share them with the Voces community.
  • Auto-Graded Activities
  • Rubrics
  • Can-Do Checklists

Here is a breakdown of the AP® themes and subthemes covered in each unit by level:
Unit Level 1 Level 2 (Fall 2019) Level 3 (Spring 2020) Level 4 (Fall 2020)
1 Families and Communities: School Contemporary Life: Travel and Pastimes Beauty and Aesthetics: Visual Arts Personal and Public Identities: Personal Beliefs
2 Beauty and Aesthetics: Definitions of Beauty Families and Communities: Family Structures Family and Community: Human Geography Families and Communities: Global Citizenship
3 Contemporary Life: Entertainment and Fun Beauty and Aesthetics: Fashion and Design Science and Technology: Extreme Weather Conditions Contemporary Life: Way of Life
4 Science and Technology: Technology and Self Science and Technology: Healthcare and Medicine World Challenges: Food and Economy World Challenges: Social Consciousness
5 World Challenges: Population and Demographics Personal and Public Identities: Heroes and Historical Figures Contemporary Life: Education and Professional Careers Science and Technology: Discoveries and Inventions
6 Personal and Public Identities: National Identity and Ethnic Identity World Challenges: Social Well Being Personal and Public Identities: Alienation and Assimilation Grammar Beauty and Aesthetics: Language and Literature


Presentational Rubric — Word Doc
Interpersonal Rubric — Word Doc
4 Panel Blank Comic — PDF
6 Panel Blank Comic — PDF

Notre histoire Level 1
Scope & Sequence — PDF
Chapter 1 Alignment to ACTFL World Readiness Standards — PDF



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