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1 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT Warm-up Do graphic organizer

2 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT Warm-up The local high school has a rule against married students in the school. Betty Jones is there every day in the classroom, yet she is married. How could this be? 2

3 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT Answer: Betty Jones teaches at the local high school, therefore, she is in the classroom and in the high school every day. 3

4 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 4 Northern and Western Europe Section 1: The British Isles Section 2: France Section 3: The Benelux Countries Section 4: Scandinavia CHAPTER 14, SECTION 2

5 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 5 Objectives: What is French culture like? What is French culture like? What are some of the main industries in France? What are some of the main industries in France? What challenges does France face today? What challenges does France face today? Chapter 14, Section 2 France

6 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 6 Identify-Define Primate City - A city that ranks first and dominates a country in terms of population and economy. Paris, France is an example. CHAPTER 14, SECTION 2

7 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 7 Features of French culture: strong identity united by language and religion – about 90 percent of Frances population is Roman Catholic; the main language is French strong identity united by language and religion – about 90 percent of Frances population is Roman Catholic; the main language is French concern about American influence – they see American culture (fast food, movies, English words creeping into their language) as a threat to their own culture. concern about American influence – they see American culture (fast food, movies, English words creeping into their language) as a threat to their own culture. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

8 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 8 Features of French culture: A 366-year-old government agency in France guards the French language from foreign influence A 366-year-old government agency in France guards the French language from foreign influence Chapter 14, Section 2 France

9 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 9 Features of French culture: Paris is the capital and primate city; it is one of Europes largest and most important cities. Paris is the capital and primate city; it is one of Europes largest and most important cities. The city was founded more than 2,000 years ago on an island in the middle of the Seine (Sayn) River. The city also is a center for fashion and tourism. The city was founded more than 2,000 years ago on an island in the middle of the Seine (Sayn) River. The city also is a center for fashion and tourism. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

10 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 10 Major industries: fashion design (French are world famous for fashion) fashion design (French are world famous for fashion) perfume and cosmetics perfume and cosmetics jewelry, glassware, furniture jewelry, glassware, furniture tourism tourism Chapter 14, Section 2 France

11 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 11 Major industries: high-techaviation, communications, space technology high-techaviation, communications, space technology Wine (world famous for their wine) Wine (world famous for their wine) Chapter 14, Section 2 France

12 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 12 Other economic highlights Tourism is very important – many people visit the French Alps and enjoy the famous Mediterranean coast known as the French Riviera. Tourism is very important – many people visit the French Alps and enjoy the famous Mediterranean coast known as the French Riviera. Farming remains an important part of the economy. France is second only to the United States in agricultural exports. Farming remains an important part of the economy. France is second only to the United States in agricultural exports. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

13 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 13 Other economic highlights France is the worlds leading wine producer in both variety and export income. France is the worlds leading wine producer in both variety and export income. Workers have the shortest workweek of any industrialized country – 35 hours – and get one month of vacation each year. Workers have the shortest workweek of any industrialized country – 35 hours – and get one month of vacation each year. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

14 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 14 Challenges: French citizens are highly taxed and the economy is highly regulated. This makes it hard for businesses to grow – hurting the economy. French citizens are highly taxed and the economy is highly regulated. This makes it hard for businesses to grow – hurting the economy. privatizationFrance has begun to convert state-owned businesses to private businesses. This has helped unemployment. privatizationFrance has begun to convert state-owned businesses to private businesses. This has helped unemployment. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

15 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 15 Challenges: immigrationintegrating migrants from North Africa, Asia, West Africa immigrationintegrating migrants from North Africa, Asia, West Africa Since the early 1900s many Algerians and Moroccans have been migrating to France; North Africans now the largest immigrant group in France Since the early 1900s many Algerians and Moroccans have been migrating to France; North Africans now the largest immigrant group in France Bringing immigrants into French society is another important challenge Bringing immigrants into French society is another important challenge Chapter 14, Section 2 France

16 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 16 Challenges: colonial empireFrance has tried to maintain ties with some of its former colonies, particularly in Africa. The French also have overseas territories that are departments of France – in other words, they are considered part of France. colonial empireFrance has tried to maintain ties with some of its former colonies, particularly in Africa. The French also have overseas territories that are departments of France – in other words, they are considered part of France. Chapter 14, Section 2 France

17 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON World Geography Today HOLT 17 Challenges: Departments of France include French Guiana in South America, French territories in the Caribbean and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. Frances relationship with some of these territories has been strained. Departments of France include French Guiana in South America, French territories in the Caribbean and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. Frances relationship with some of these territories has been strained. Chapter 14, Section 2 France


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