Maman Disait ("What maman said")
Dedicated to 
Rita L. St. Germain Côté, 1919-1982 (Maman)
Proverbes en Français--Collages
Rhea Côté Robbins
Maman Disait--Artist Statement
Show Catalogue 
*Sales, postcards/collages info below

List of Proverbes en/in Français/French --(for lesson plans: mix/match, proverb search, translation)
List of Proverbes en/in Anglais/English --(forlesson plans:  mix/match,  proverb search, translation)
List of Proverbes in Français/French/Anglais/English --(Answers, language lesson, folklore unit)
Maine Learining Results
Possible lessons from collages in:
  • English Language Arts
  • Modern and Classical Languages 

  • (ELEMENTARY GRADES 3-4Identify idiomatic expressions in their own language and the second language.*)
  • Social Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
Lesson Plans (Some links may be broken)
Proverb Links (Some links may be broken)
Selection of collages
Schedule of the show

French proverbs echo from past, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Tuesday, July 17, 2007
UMFK Acadian Archives exhibit "Maman Disait" opens December 2
 'Maman Disait' opening at Franco center, Lewiston Sun Journal, Friday, April 21,2006
Hudson Museum Exhibit "Maman Disait" Celebrates a Mother's Proverbs
Featured in ECHOES, Rediscovering Community, No. 73, "French in a Frame," by Kathryn Olmstead
Women in the Curriculum and Women's Studies Program: Fall 2006 Lunch Series
Magog, QC, Weekly
Memories of Maine
"Listen to your MOTHER," Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, ME, 9-24-2006

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