2Warm-upThe 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?
3Answer:Betty Jones teaches at the local high school, therefore, she is in the classroom and in the high school every day.
4Northern and Western Europe World Geography Today3/31/2017CHAPTER 14, SECTION 2Northern and Western EuropeSection 1: The British IslesSection 2: FranceSection 3: The Benelux CountriesSection 4: ScandinaviaChapter 14
5What is French culture like? Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceObjectives:What is French culture like?What are some of the main industries in France?What challenges does France face today?
6Identify-Define CHAPTER 14, SECTION 2 Primate City - A city that ranks first and dominates a country in terms of population and economy. Paris, France is an example.
7Features of French culture: Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceFeatures of French culture:strong identity united by language and religion – about 90 percent of France’s population is Roman Catholic; the main language is Frenchconcern about American influence – they see American culture (fast food, movies, English words creeping into their language) as a threat to their own culture.
8Features of French culture: Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceFeatures of French culture:A 366-year-old government agency in France guards the French language from foreign influence
9Features of French culture: Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceFeatures of French culture:Paris is the capital and primate city; it is one of Europe’s 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.
10fashion design (French are world famous for fashion) Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceMajor industries:fashion design (French are world famous for fashion)perfume and cosmeticsjewelry, glassware, furnituretourism
11high-tech—aviation, communications, space technology Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceMajor industries:high-tech—aviation, communications, space technologyWine (world famous for their wine)
12Other economic highlights Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceOther economic highlightsTourism 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.
13Other economic highlights Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceOther economic highlightsFrance is the world’s 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.
14Chapter 14, Section 2 France Challenges:French citizens are highly taxed and the economy is highly regulated. This makes it hard for businesses to grow – hurting the economy.privatization—France has begun to convert state-owned businesses to private businesses. This has helped unemployment.
15immigration—integrating migrants from North Africa, Asia, West Africa Chapter 14, Section 2 FranceChallenges:immigration—integrating migrants from North Africa, Asia, West AfricaSince the early 1900s many Algerians and Moroccans have been migrating to France; North Africans now the largest immigrant group in FranceBringing immigrants into French society is another important challenge
16Chapter 14, Section 2 France Challenges:colonial empire—France 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.
17Chapter 14, Section 2 France Challenges:Departments of France include French Guiana in South America, French territories in the Caribbean and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. France’s relationship with some of these territories has been strained.