France: A Look at it's Social Issues

A class project in Mr. Smith's English 10 at Cardinal Newman High School

Project Overview

Project Proposal

Name: Cheyenne Simmonds

Period: 2

Nation of your choice: France

Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country):  I am interested in learning about France because I plan to visit Paris summer of 2015, and I would like to get to know more about this place before I actually go.

Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues):  I do not know much about France, but I do know the weather can be extremely unpredictable and that they have lots of really good food.  

Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research):  I think I will discover a lot about France as whole, and a lot about its past.

Discussion (of the importance of this nation in your life or the global community):  France is currently a very important country in our world because it is one of the most power countries in the European nation.  Its a hot topic right now due to the recent terrorists attacks and threats.   

New York Times Topics: France

#1 They Say, I Say

Student Name:  Cheyenne Simmonds

Period: 2

Title of article (in quotation marks):  Paris Falls Out of Love With the Padlocks on Its Bridges  

Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):  The New York Times

Essay Author:  Doreen Carvajal

Date of Publication: September 20, 2014

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#3 The Big 5

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1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?)

2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?)

3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?)

4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.)

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Title of article (in quotation marks):

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1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?)

2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?)

3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?)

4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.)

5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?)

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Comment Stream

2 years ago
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France is very interesting place. i think this place would be a wonderful place to visit and hope to visit it one day :D

2 years ago
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This is a great Tackk I though it was interesting how extreme the weather is so matter what season. One thing I don't understand is why all of their buildings are so outdated when its such a popular country.

2 years ago
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I thought it was interesting how flexuated the weather is year round. One thing I don't understand is that the major tourist cities are so beautiful, but their are towns that need some updates, so why don't they use some of that money to help those towns.