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FOR FRENCH STUDENTS
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Cheese! Cheese! The French love their cheeses.... C'est si bon!!!!!!
your class have just learned that the French stereotype each other just like
the Americans do. As you are aware, one stereotypes the other person with
the region. Having discussed some of the regions of France, we are going to
look at a product that the French love to eat and it is almost found in every
region of France. Its cheese!!! Cheese is as different as people and that
is what makes us unique like cheese.....
your classmates get go to a Gourmet Food Store to discover different french
cheeses. French cheeses come in a wide varierty of selections. These cheeses
come from different parts and regions of France. At the Gourmet Food Store,
the manager gave us a lists of the cheeses we can choose from. You will choose
one. From that choice you will gather information about that cheese, share
the information with your class and also bring a sample of that cheese for
us to have our party......
will be to work with a partner, to write a one to two page report, typed,
doubled space in french. You and your partner will do a 5 minute oral presentation
in french. A poster will be a great way to show off your work as you will
need to: provide a picture of the cheese, you will provide a picture of France
showing where the region is located. And finally bring a sample of the cheese.
You will have one week to do this project.
You will need to research:
- what region does
the cheese come from
- provide information
about that region
- from which animal's
milk (cow, goat, sheep) is used to make that specific cheese
- does the cheese have
a special history behind it? (town, name, what makes it so unique)
- how the cheese is
- what kind of cheese
is it? (hard, soft, semi-soft)
- do you like the cheese
you chose? Yes or No. Explain
- would you visit that
region of France where the cheese is located? Yes or No. Explain
The selections were:1)
Epoisses de Bourgogne2) Camembert, 3) Picodon de Valreas, 4) Chabichou 5) Conde
d'Argonne de Champagne, 6) Valancay, 7) Brie, 8) Emmenthal, 9) Raclette and
On the internet, there
are many resources to find information about France and its cheeses. Here is
a listing of these sites for you to visit and gather information.
You may use other resources
such as magazines, journals, or library books. If you do, you must include a
bibliography with your paper.
7 points for each section
Students will be graded
on: 1) content, 2)completion of task, 3) grammar, 4) vocabulary and 5) individual
grading of student of that group
You will have discovered
from this activity that France is a wonderful country with much to offer through
its culture, geography and history. This project has shown that there can be
connections between products and perspectives of the culture studied.
And of course, the fun
part.....lets'eat and enjoy....
The teacher will bring
crackers, french bread and apples so that the class can share and taste the
selections which were discussed and brought to class.