The project The Title of our project is: Getting to know each other better! The estimated duration of the project is two school years. The project intends to help students to exchange information about the geo-cultural profile of their countries and by this, getting familiar with each other’s civilization and comprehend the ways of everyday life. We use English as a common language, but French and Greek as well. The ages of students are from 15 to 19. The aims of the project are: Getting familiar with a foreign language. Exchange information about everyday life of the students and present the geo-cultural characteristics of both countries. Development of communication skills, collaboration, responsibility and consistency of programming, research, gathering and evaluating sources and knowledge.
The students: France and Greece Greek Class BP1 Greek Class BP2 French Class
Your flag? France The colors of the French flag "combine" different symbols, invented after the fact: Blue is the color of Saint Martin, a rich Gallo- Roman officer who ripped his blue coat with his sword to give one half of it to a poor who was begging him in the snow. This is the symbol of care, of the duty that the rich had to help the poor. White is the color of the Virgin Mary, to whom the Kingdom of France was consecrated by Louis XIII in the 17th century; it is also the color of Joan of Arc, under whose banner the English were finally driven out of the Kingdom (15th century). It became logically the color of Royalty. The King's vessels carried plain white flags at sea. Red is the color of Saint Denis, the saint patron of Paris. The original oriflamme (war banner) of the Kings was the red oriflamme of Saint Denis. The present Constitution of the French Republic (1958) says: L'emblème national est le drapeau tricolore, bleu, blanc, rouge (The national emblem is the tricolor, blue, white, red, flag)
Your flag? Greece In Greece, our flag has a very special meaning. It is based on nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white. There is a blue canton in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Orthodoxy and the nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Freedom or Death", " E-lef-the-ri-a i Tha-na-tos". The official flag ratio is 2:3. Blue and white have many interpretations, symbolizing the colors of sky and sea, combined with the white clouds and waves. Flag is a precious symbol for every country. Everybody respect and honor the National Flag.
A symbol of France: Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. It is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most recognized monuments in the world. It is named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel. Including the 24m antenna, the structure is 324m high.The structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tons. It was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution.
A symbol of Greece: Parthenon The Parthenon, the most famous surviving building of ancient Greece, is a temple of Athena, daughter of Zeus and patroness of Athens; it was built in the fifth century BC on the Acropolis of Athens. It has been praised as the finest achievement of Greek architecture. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and is regarded as one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Parthenon was built at the initiative of Pericles, the leading Athenian politician of the fifth century B.C. It was built under the general supervision of the sculptor Phidias, who also had charge of the sculptural decoration. The architects began in 447 BC, and the building was substantially completed by 432, but work on the decorations continued until at least 431.
How’s the climate? Greece Climate is the average of the weather conditions at a certain area for a long period of time. It depends on the distance from the equator of the earth, the distance from the sea and the altitude. Climate of Hellas: Hellas accepts enough solar energy but not too much. So, there aren’t extreme temperatures. All places are close to the sea, because the mainland is narrow. The landscape is intense but it doesn’t have very high altitudes. So: The islands have lower temperatures during the day than the mainland. Rain showers are more intense at western part of the country than at the eastern one. At Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus and Thrace the climate is colder than the rest of the country and the rain showers are a usual phenomenon during all the seasons. Ionian Islands and south Crete have a sweet climate with small differences between the winter and the summer temperatures and enough rain showers. Eagan Islands accept less rain showers and they suffer from strong north winds during the winter. Athens (average temperatures): Spring15 ο – 20 ο Summer30 ο -35 ο Autumn10 ο -20 ο Winter 8 ο -10 ο
How’s the climate? Greece 12 Months – 12 photographs! WINTER SPRING SUMMER AUTOMN
Capital / population: Athens Athens is the Capital of Greece. Population: In the Metropolitan Area of Athens there are 2.664.776 people, 1.265.930 males and 1.398.846 females (statistics 2001). In Nea Smyrni Municipality there are 73.986 people, 34.052 males and 39.934 females (statistics 2001).
Capital / population: Paris Paris is the capital city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Paris has an estimated population of 2,153,600 within city limit (2005 est.). The Paris urban area has a population of 9.93 million and a commuter belt around the same completes the Paris metropolitan area that, with its population of 12 million, is one of the most populated areas of its kind in Europe. Rillieux-la-Pape is a commune in the département of Rhône and the Rhône- Alpes region of France. It is a suburb of the city of Lyon, and is located to its north-northeast. It is a component of the metropolitan Urban Community of Lyon. In the 1999 census, Rillieux-la-Pape had a population of 28,367.
Greetings in your language (Greek) EnglishGreekPronounced 1Good morningΚαλημέραKalimera 2Good afternoonΚαλησπέραKalispera 3Good nightΚαληνύχταKalinichta 4Thank youΕυχαριστώEfcharisto 5You are welcomeΠαρακαλώParakalo 6YesΝαιNe 7NoΌχιOchi 8How are you?Πως είσαι;Pos ise? 9I am fineΕίμαι καλάIme kala 10What time is it?Τι ώρα είναι;Ti ora ine? 11It’s… o’clockΕίναι … η ώραIne … I ora 12What is your name?Πως σε λένε;Pos se lene? 13My name is …Με λένε…Me lene…
Greetings in your language (Greek) 14How old are you?Πόσων χρονών είσαι; Poson chronon ise? 15I am …. years oldΕίμαι … χρονώνIme …. Chronon 16How much does this cost?Πόσο κάνει αυτό;Poso kani afto? 17It costs ….Κάνει …Kani … 18Would you like to go to the cinema? Θες να πάμε σινεμά; Thes na pame cinema? 19Yes, I would love to / no, thank you Ναι, Θέλω / Όχι, ευχαριστώ Nae, thelo / ochi efcharisto 20What music do you like?Ποια μουσική σου αρέσει; Pia mousiki sou aresi? 21I like the …..Μου αρέσει η ….Mou aresi i …. 22Where do you live?Που μένεις;Pou menis? 23I live in …..Μένω …Meno… 24I like ….Μου αρέσει ….Mou aresi …. 25We are friendsΕίμαστε φίλοιImaste fili
A favorite poem of yours (Greece) …Always you are the star and always I am the dark ship Always you are the port and I am the right lighthouse The wet quay and the light on the oars Up there to the house with the vineyard The climbing roses, the cold water Always you are the stone statue and always I am the growing shadow You, the half closed shutter, I, the wind that opens it Because I love you and I love you Always you are the currency and I am the faith which pays… Odysseus Elites, Monogram (Greek poet awarded with Literature Nobel Price)
A favorite poem of yours (Greece) THE TORMENTS OF LOVE – Nikos Engonopoulos (October 21, 1907 – October 31, 1985), modern Greek painter and poet As her hair blew there before my eyes as if suddenly I'd woken for the first time I saw - and observed - that lovely young girl I was taken by the harmony of her movements the lissomness of her limbs the fascination of her gaze the gentle rotundity of her breasts and more by all the charm effused by that elegant vernal creature And I straightaway reflected - and "philosophised" - my mind turned to that innocent who may at times - I'm sure of it – suffer in torment know unhappiness in imagining that the tender the ethereal the little creature has a mind and soul And his heart may bleed despair in attributing even a grain of intelligence to that wholly empty little head Translated by David Connolly
A recipe from your country (France) Pot-au-feu Preparation: 20 minCooking: 180 minTotal Time: 200 minDifficulty: Easy For 8 people: 3 kg of beef in equal shares: paleron, lodging, breeches and tail, 8 carrots, 8 leeks, 8 potatoes, 1/2 cabbage, 4 turnips, 2 onions and 4 pieces of garlic, thyme, bay-tree, 1 celery branch, 1 bunch of parsley, 15 peppercorns and salt 1. Peel onions. Prepare two furnished bouquets: thyme with bay-tree, celery with parsley. 2. Plunge the whole with the meat tied up beforehand (by your butcher) in a large stew pan with 5 l of cold water. Leave it for 3 a.m. cooking to "small quiverings". 3. A boiling, add a handle of salt and pepper. Regularly withdraw the scum that is formed on the surface. 4. 50 minutes before the end of cooking, add other vegetables gradually. As a preliminary, withdraw the meat and filter the bubble. It will be better for the final look. Once filtered give the whole to be cooked (meat + bubble). 5. Incorporate carrots and turnips initially (h-50 min), then the cabbage (h-40), finally the leeks (h-20). The potatoes must be cooked separately. 6. Serve vegetables and the meat cut in sections in a large dish. Accompany by proposing gherkins and salt. To finish... For the courageous ones, which like the bones with marrow, they are to be poached 10-15 minutes with share in bubble of cooking.
A recipe from your country (Greece) Kourampjedes with olive oil (sugared buns): Traditional Greek Cookies Ingredients Half litre of olive oil 4 spoons of soup, of sugar A glass of wine, of lye A handful cracked almonds Half a teaspoon of vanilla powder Implementation Few hours before we make the lye (water with ashes, filtered). We sock enough hour the oil (approximately half hour), adding slowly the lye, until it becomes white. We add the sugar, the almonds, the vanilla, the cinnamon and finally the flour. We mould kourampjedes. We bake them in pre-heated oven, in the 200 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. We spray them immediately with rosewater and we throw the caster sugar on them. They become crisp as biscuits and maintain for a long time! 1 kilo of flour Half a teaspoon of cinnamon Caster sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla powder Rosewater
Our project will be continued next year! Happy summer holidays everyone!