Religion: Roman Catholic
Food: Cheese and wine are a major part of cuisine
Clothes: The typical outfit includes nice dresses, suits, long coats, scarves, and berets
Music: Traditional accordion
The government of France is a republic. Like the USA, France has a constitution and executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The people of France elect a president every 7 years. Members of the French parliament are elected every 5 years. The current president is Francois Hollande, elected in 2012.
486-511: A tribe called the Franks rules the region. The land is named for them
1429: Joan of Arc leads French troops against the English at Orleans, during the Hundred Years’ War
1643-1715: Louis 14th, the Sun King, reigns longer than any other French ruler and gains power throughout Europe.
1789: On July 14, citizens storm the Bastille, a Paris prison. The French Revolution begins.
1804: Military hero Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself emperor after leading France to victory over Europe's strongest nations. In 1815, Napoleon is finally defeated at Waterloo.
1919: Versaille, France is the location of the signing of the Treaty of Versaille, which ends World War I.
1940: Germany invades France during World War II. In 1945, Britain, France, the U.S. and other allies defeat Germany, Japan and Italy.
1958: DeGaulle becomes the President of the Fifth Republic.
- On May first, Labor Day the French give flowers of lily of the valley to one and other.
- The national holiday is "Bastille Day" on July 14th
- The Tour de France is the world's most famous bicycle race
- France is the most visited place in the world
- On November 2nd, "All Souls Day", the French bring chrysanthemums to the graves of departed family members
- The man who designed the Eiffel Tower also designed the Statue of Liberty
E.Q: How do the five big ideas help us learn about our world?
The big five ideas help us understand the music and clothes ... how they could be different.
I am different because I listen to different music I dress differently I eat different food. So in all we have different ways of doing things just like different countries have different laws or dress apparel.