Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sundays in France: A peak at our explorations from 2011


We've been exploring countries and cultures since Pea was six years old, with more depth as she grew up. When we met Elle, who was then five, we dragged her into it :). Over the years, we've explored - to a greater or lesser extent- Antarctica, China, Hawaii, Mexico (the first year with Elle), India, Scotland, France, Greece, China (again), West Africa, and now Lebanon. I thought I'd recap our year "in" France - a country chosen by Elle for 2011, who wanted to explore the country of her ancestors.  

As you can imagine with France's reputation for gastronomy, food was a big feature of our year. We tried classic French recipes, dishes the girls were quite proud to prepare from beginning to end, food to challenge our palettes (see those frog legs up there?), lots of cheese, and lots of croissants. 

We also learned about a few of France's great artists, introduced ourselves to the French Revolution, followed the Tour de France, learned about various important historical French figures, and followed the typical French celebrations and festivals. 

All of which I would like to share with you. Along with our experiences, I'll be including resources and activities I've come across since that I wish we'd done (I always have a list of things I wish we'd done come the end of a year). I'll be posting about France on Sundays. I'm hoping to create a bit of a resource for any family interested in getting to know more about France and the French culture. 

A bientot!

4 comments:

  1. I think everyone has things they wish they'd done by the time they finish a unit. My lists are usually rather long.

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    1. Yes, very very long.. there really is only so much time, isn't there?

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  2. I hesitate to ask, but are they frogs I see in the photo??!

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    1. Yup, frog legs :) Can't say we aren't adventurous with food!

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