Students recognize the historical and contemporary contribution of the Acadian people and francophone Canadians to our society. They acquire cultural references that allow them to develop their own Acadian and francophone identity. They are competent and autonomous as to the use of the language and express themselves in French and through their culture, respecting and valuing the diversity which surrounds them. They are aware of the strengths and challenges of living in a minority setting and are thus able to make language and social choices that will empower them to engage with their community, at the local, national, and global levels. They contribute to the vitality and sustainability of their local community and of the French-Canadian community.