Franco-American Studies

During the French and Indian War, the British government began expelling French Acadians from modern-day Canada from their homeland of Acadia. As a result, many Acadians fled to Maine while others continued on to New Orleans.

This page serves as a resource guide for Franco-American Studies and was created by Franco-American specialists in Maine in partnership with the Maine Department of Education. The guide's purpose is to assist K-12 teachers and students in locating available Franco-American resources about Maine and New England. This is not a complete list of resources. Recommendations for additional resources are welcomed and should be directed to Susan Pinette, director of Franco-American Studies, University of Maine.

Franco-American communities exist in nearly every county in Maine. Tteachers interested in engaging local communities can contact the Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine for an updated list of contacts who may be interested in exploring possible collaborations. Contact Yvon Labbé for a list of contacts in your area.