S: postcards from France
BC: made by Megan and Janelle
FC: postcards from France
1: Chapter 7
3: French Students in France have: A grading system using numbers 0-20. Very small groups of friends, the groups of people are girls and boys. School teachers that share their feelings no matter what is going on in the classroom especially if it involves a classroom assignment that they weren't too happy about the results that they got. | American Students in America have: A grading system that uses letters A, B, C, D, and F. Groups of people that are girls and boys combined, not completely diverse groups. School teachers that only share their feelings about things when they ask the student(s), they also ask if they can share the work of students and their feelings about the assignment if they are not happy about the results that they got.
4: How does life in France compare to a life in America for a typical teenager? The life for French students and American students are very different but they also have similarities. For example the ways that the schools work in both countries. The students in France have a very strict system of grading which involves numbers from 0-20. The students in America have a grading system that isn't so strict and it has letters A B, C D and F. The other thing that is very different is how the teachers act in the classrooms. The teachers in France have no problem with sharing their feelings. In America the teachers have a little more "self control". If the teachers aren't happy in French classrooms they share it right away. In American classrooms they wait to share their feelings especially if it has something to do with the results of an assignment.
5: What cultural challenges would an American student face in France and a French student here in America? Some cultural challenges that either student would face would be at school. In France very tight bonds are formed between people so you have your own friends ands thats it. Most groups are girls and then boys. In America the groups are not so tightly bonded. Both of these effects are caused because in France you don't have extra curricular activities after school. In America you can have your own friends in and out of school but then you also have your other friends from the extra curricular activities. Another cultural challenge would have to be the length of time that either student goes to school. In America we go to school for a shorter length of time then students in France do. For these few reasons that is why the students could struggle in either country.
6: chapter 8
8: in America there are not many trains left anymore. But in France they use trains everyday. These trains are a whole lot nicer than than the few shabby ones we have left in the US. Americans don't usually ride trains because they are slow and often uncomfortable to ride in.In the story a girl was in France comparing the way Americans travel to the way that people in France travel. In the story she was on a train and she sat down next to a girl. This girl was writing a postcard in English. then they started talking and she found out that she was going to spend the holiday with her little sister. This is when it hit her that this girl was on of her friends Renee's older sister. Renee had told her that her sister was coming to France and they were mad that she would not get to meet her. But surprisingly they did. An d on one of Frances major ways of transportation a Train!
9: the life of a French teenager is very different from an American teenager's.For example when an American teenager wants to go somewhere they use a car, bus, or plane.But in France air travel, cars, or buses are not the most popular way of travel.French teens would most likely take a train to wherever they need to go. People in France prefer to take trains instead of airplanes because it is a lot cheaper to take a train then to ride on an airplane in France. Sometimes the trains are even faster than the airplanes.
10: cultural challenges If a teenager from France were to come to America they would have many cultural challenges. One of them would be their way of transportation. Teens in France are used to having a train station in the middle of the town.This is how they would get around. In America they don't always have train stations in the middle of the town. In fact a lot of cities don't even have a train anywhere.To add to that not many of the few trains we have go all a crossed the country.This is a problem for teens from France because they have to arrange their own transportation if they want to go anywhere. This means getting a ride in a car or taking a bus or plane. an American teenager in France would have the exact opposite problem because here in America we take buses, cars, and planes. So if an American were to go to France they would have to get used to taking a train wherever they need to go.
11: As you can see the everyday lives of Americans and the lives of the French are very different from each other. One of these main differences is the ways of transportation of these two cultures.