France

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Culture

Language: French

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

Sports: Soccer

French Provincial (Instrumental)

Geography

The country of France is located in Europe. Paris is the capital of France and it's the largest city. The waters surrounding France are the Mediterranean sea (south), Bay of Biscay (southwest), and the English Channel (northwest). The mountain ranges in France are the Alps and the Pyrenees.
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Government

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.

Economics

France has the 6th largest economy in the world. The euro is the official currency of France. The euro is used by 18 other countries in Europe. France`s tourism is a major part of the economy. The major exports are aircrafts and spacecraft's and vehicles. The major imports are petroleum and cars. France is also known for making wine.

Historical Perspective

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.

France facts

  1. On May first, Labor Day the French give flowers of lily of the valley to one and other.
  2. The national holiday is "Bastille Day" on July 14th
  3. The Tour de France is the world's most famous bicycle race
  4. France is the most visited place in the world
  5. On November 2nd, "All Souls Day", the French bring chrysanthemums to the graves of departed family members
  6. The man who designed the Eiffel Tower also designed the Statue of Liberty

The Eiffel Tower

This is the main structure in France

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.