Learning Objects for French 250

In our French language courses, we have an online tutorial system called "French Leaning Objects". For this course, our "Learning Objects" are simply a use of online resources as notes to the book Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong (search parts of the book online for a limited time). These explain terms whose meaning may not be immediately apparent, and they allow curious readers to go further than their reading. They are not meant to be the answer to test questions.  I will add to the learning objects here as we read.  They are listed by the page number on which the key term appears.  Photos for anything mentioned in the book are quickly locatable through Google Images.



Introduction

sophie tucker 50 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong

112 Gripes about the French (1945)

Institute of Current World Affairs

Latin Quarter in photos and maps

Interactive TOC: Time (Why France is Different, April 22, 2002)

Better understand France and the French...


What are the French Like?

SuperFrenchie

Miquelon.org

L'auberge espagnole: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Ch. 1: Meet the Aborgines

p. 1

La Roche-Guyon

p. 2

La Rochelle

p. 4

Angoulême (city hall first photo)

Papal Palace in Avignon

Papal Palace in Avignon (thousands of images)

p. 5

Smart card images

Sarlat

p. 6

André Malraux

Monorpix (images)

Les Eyzies

Vézère (images)

Cro-Magnon

p. 7

Alexis de Tocqueville

Vercingetorix


p. 8

Clovis I

Charlemagne

Louis VI of France

List of French monarchs

Napoleon I of France

Cardinal Richelieu

Charles de Gaulle

Académie française

p. 9

Cardinal Mazarin

Marie Antoinette

Alexandre Dumas, père

p. 10

Napoleonic code


[High-Speed Trains] TGV

Concorde

Roquefort


p. 11

Avenue Daumesnil (images)

Place de l'Étoile (images)


Place de l'Étoile

p. 12

Notre Dame de Paris

Prefect (France)

p. 13

Honfleur

Halloween in France


Chapter 2: The Land on Their Mind

p. 15

Larzac

Millau and the Larzac Plateau

Tarn River

Bush War on Roquefort Raises a Stink in France

p. 16

José Bové

p. 17

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon (images)

p. 18

Tomme de Savoie

Appellation d'origine contrôlée

p. 19

Anjou

Dijon

Departments of France

p. 20

Rozay-en-Brie (images)

Coulommiers


Chaumes-en-Brie

Couperin Familly

Châteauneuf du Pape

p. 21

France is l'Hexagone

Alsatians

Alsatian language

Flemish

Breton people

Breton language

Basque people

Basque language


Occitania

Burgundy (region)

Occitan language

Lyonnais

"Lyonnais" language

Provençal

Corsican (corsu)

Savoy

p. 22

Orléans

Lorraine (region)

Terroir

Génépi

p. 23

Foie gras

Salon d'Agriculture

Jacques Chirac

Édouard Balladur

tartiflette (images)


p. 25

Andouillette


Pigeonneau

p. 26

Le Grand-Bornand

Reblochon

CPNT (le mouvement de la ruralité - Hunting, Fishing, Nature & Traditions)

p. 27

New France


ch. 3: Private Space

p. 31

Montignac

Périgord

Confit

Cassoulet

Lascaux

Newly Found Cave Paintings in France Are the Oldest, Scientists Estimate


p. 32

Apéritif (apéro)

p. 34

French or Foe

p. 35

La Bise en France (kiss as a salutation, youtube)

Cheek kissing map (how many kisses by region)

p. 37

Taille (tax)

Alain Peyrefitte

p. 38

François Mitterrand

Paris Match

p. 39

Quartier Pigalle

The Marquis de Sade

p. 42

Au Printemps

p. 43

Raymonde Carroll, Cultural Misunderstandings


ch. 4: Grandeur Is Better

France’s “Grandeur”

p. 47

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

p. 48

Louvre

Les Invalides

Élysée Palace

p. 49

Alexis de Tocqueville


Jean-Paul Sartre

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Raymond Aron


Abbé Pierre

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Haroun Tazieff

p. 50

Académie française

Collège de France

Panthéon (Paris)

Légion d'honneur

p. 51

Ecole Nationale d'Administration

Ecole Polythechnique

HEC Paris

Ecole Normale Supérieur

p. 52

Nobility of the First French Empire

Nobility and Titles in France

p. 53

Guadeloupe

p. 56

cumul des mandats (accumuluation of power)


ch. 5: Th Art of Eloquence

p. 62

Dialectic

p. 63

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Where Talking Is a World-Class Sport

p. 65

châtiée (<-châtier)


p. 69

Plural Left

Third Way or Réalisme de Gauche? The new social democracy in France

p. 70

Alphonse de Lamartine

Victor Hugo

Alexis de Tocqueville


André Malraux

Emile Zola

Jean-Paul Sartre

    Libération

p. 71

Books by Alexandre Jardin

p. 72

International Herald Tribune

Winds topple Marie Antoinette's tree at Versailles



ch. 6: Until-The-Bitter-End-Ism

p. 75

Cohabitation (government)

p. 77

Hundred Years' War

French Wars of Religion

p. 78

Exploring the French Revolution

Paris Commune (1871)

Alfred Dreyfus and “The Affair”

Democracy in America

    Tocqueville in Tennessee (journal entries)

p. 79

Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, King of the French

Fordism

p. 80

Popular Front (France)


ch. 7: World War II: The Uniforgotten War

Battlefield I: "The Battle of France" 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

p. 85

Guy Môquet   + video in French    La Lettre de Guy Môquet

Philippe Pétain (1856 - 1951)    Maréchal Pétain - Discours du 17 juin 1940 - Armistice avec l'Allemagne nazie 

French Resistance

p. 86

Friday, May 10, 1940

p. 87

Armistice with France (Second Compiègne)

p. 88

Pierre Laval

Vichy France    Anthem of Vichy France (Marechal Nous Voila)

The Dark Years: Vichy France (lecture @ Yale)

p. 89

Free French Forces    DeGaulle's famous appeal on June 22, 1940    

Le Monde Bilingue (founded by Jean-Marie Bressand)

photos of Jean-Marie  Bressand

p. 90

Charles de Gaulle: Wartime Leader of France

War Time Memories Part I: The Persecution of Jews by Jean Benoît Nadeau

War Time Memories Part II: Collaboration and Resistance by Jean Benoît Nadeau

p. 93

Marcel Aymé    Le Passe-Muraille by Jean Marais at Place Marcel Aymé (statue)

p. 94

Last victim of war's injustice (about Fraenkel)

p. 95

The Holocaust, the French and the Jews; Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory

p. 97

Robert Badinter


Louis-Ferdinand Céline

p. 99

Allied Military Government for Occupied Territories


ch. 8: Algeria: The Unacknowledged War

Beauty of Algeria

p. 101

FLN fighting French Forces in the Algerian War


Algerian War

p. 102

France admits Algerian campaign was 'war'

p. 103

Maurice Papon

Paul Aussaresses


p. 104

Pied-Noir

New France

p. 106

FLN

p. 108

First Indochina War

p. 109

Charles de Gaulle

p. 110

Organisation de l'armée secrète

p. 112

Jean-Marie Le Pen

National Front (France)



ch. 9: The Penchant for absolutism

French Absolutism

p. 115

De Gaulle and Gaullism

p. 116

Provisional Government of the French Republic


p. 117

May 1958 crisis

p. 118

French Fifth Republic

p. 119

Constitution of France

p. 122

French presidential election, 2002


ch. 10: The State: One for ll and all for one

p. 127

Francis I of France

Louis XIV - the Sun King

Napoleon I of France

p. 128

Ile-de-France

Louis VI of France

p. 130

Philip II of France

Jacobins

Republicanism


p. 132

Public Service France

French Civil Service


p. 136

France's model healthcare system

p. 137

France and Assimilation

Assimilation (French colonial)

138

Electing to Forget History? The Politics of Immigration in the French Presidential Campaign


Ch. 11 - Dogs, towns and local governments

p. 143

Paris put skids under 'Moto-crottes' and turns attention to dog owners

p. 144

Louvre

moat of the medieval Louvre


p. 145

Paris, Etienne Marcel and the Jacqueries: 1358

The Paris Commune of 1871

Fronde (1648)

p. 146

French term or phrase: administrés

Three levels of French local administration

    Communes of France,   Departments of France,     Regions of France  

p. 148

Prefect (France)

p. 149

National Police (France)

p. 151

Public viewing of police training in Meaux

intendant

p. 152

Guadeloupe

Overseas departments and territories of France

p. 153

Regions of France

p. 156

FRENCH SLAVERY


Ch. 12 - Strong Language

p. 161

Basque language

p. 162

French language

Francien

Charlemagne

Oaths of Strasbourg

    LES SERMENTS DE STRASBOURG

p. 163

Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts

François de Malherbe

Boileau, Art Poétique

p. 164

Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française (1694)

Molière     Molière film trailer

Henri Grégoire

p. 165

Vaugelas, Claude Favre de (1585-1650)

p. 166

Argot

Louchébem

Verlan

p. 167

Quebec French

Joual

p. 169

Dominique Bouhours

Antoine de Rivarol

p. 171

Wiki: Language policy in France  

p. 172

Collège de France


ch. 13 - élite education

Documents upon Napoleon and Education

Education in France

International Baccalaureate

Baccalauréat

Brevet des collèges

Erasmus (European Commission)

Erasmus Mundus (2009-2013)

p. 181

French Ministry of Education (in French)

The French Education System - 1

p. 185

May 1968 in France

MAY 1968 GRAFFITI

p. 186

French National Centre for Scientific Research

Thierry Leterre

p 188

HEC Paris
   
Ecole nationale supérieure des mines de Paris

Henri Becquerel

Marie Curie

Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées

Carlos Ghosn

p. 189

Jean-Marie Messier

Ecole Polytechnique

André Citroën

Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

Albert Lebrun

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

Ecole Normale Supérieure

Gustave Eiffel

André Michelin


ch. 14: The Enarchy

France's enarchy

Enarchy (Forbes)

The Pedestal Is Cracking Under an Elite in France

Education in France: The Universities, the Grandes Ecoles

Ena blamed for France's ills

France to inject diversity into elite ENA school

Sarkozy takes on France’s ‘School of Power’


ENA - Conférences en ligne


ch. 15 - 15  In the name of the law

Legal System - Laws and courts in France

Law of France

French Government Ministries tamper with Wikipedia entries (May 12, 2009)

French Law

Researching French Law

Sarkozy Plans Anglo-Saxon Reform for Courts

p. 206

Napoleonic code

The Civil Code Index

p. 208

Parc Monceau

p. 210

France: Penal Code of 1810

More on the Penal Code of 1810

Inquisitorial system

p. 211

La Vérité    La Vérité (IMB)

p.  212

French administrative law and the common-law world


p. 213

Conseil d'Etat

Council of State (France)

p. 215

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

p. 216

Constitutional Council of the French Republic


Constitutional Council of France

Mediator of the French Republic


p. 217

Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu

The Spirit of the Laws


ch. 16 -  Civil Society: Invisible Helping Hands

France's contempt for markets

Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment (France)

p. 223

CAC 40

Contre-lettre

p. 224

Pub Restaurant Du Coeur Jacque Villeret

Restaurants du Cœur

French Charity Guide

p. 225

Association law of 1901

Creating a non-profit Association (Loi 1901) in France

p. 229

Pasteur Institute

The Fondation de France

Spéléo-club de Paris

Fédération française de spéléologie

p. 231

Religion in France

Public authorities and muslim religious authorities in France


ch. 17 - The Choreography of Protest

1995 strikes in France


Paris Area Hit By SNCF Strike

November 2007 strikes in France

p. 233

Le Parisien

Guy Môquet (métro de Paris)

p. 235

Paris massacre of 1961

p. 239

General strike in Guadeloupe against high cost of living

p. 240

1998 Report by Jose Bove, Confédération Paysanne

Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants d'Agricoles

p. 241

La Défense


ch. 18 - Redistributing Wealth


Wealth Distribution

p. 247

HLM

p. 248

URSSAF

UNEDIC

ASSEDIC

Social Security in France

p. 249

Otto von Bismarck (Social Security Online)


p. 250

Les Invalides

p. 252

Revenu minimum d'insertion

p. 253

Alain Juppé

Retirement issue in France under Sarkozy

p. 257

Social Security Contributions in France

Being Sick in France, French Social Security, Retirement in France


ch. 19 - Economic Interventionism: The State Will Do

p. 261

Minitel

Minitel comme Terminal Linux

Minitel on Google Images

Minitel.com

p. 263

Gérard Théry

La Poste (in English)

Prestel

p. 264

Dirigisme

p. 266

Jean Baptiste Colbert, 1619-1683

Mercantilism

p. 267

Vincent de Gournay

Laissez Faire

Physiocrats

p. 269

Jean Monnet / 1888-1979

p. 271

Trente Glorieuses

Is There a French Alternative?  (about Jospin, etc.)

p. 276

35-hour workweek


ch. 20 - The World according to France

p. 283

Corsica

French Polynesia

French Guiana

Martinique

New Caledonia

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Wallis and Futuna

Kerguelen Islands

Arianespace

p. 284

Agence Frnce Press

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441

p. 285

Vive le Québec libre


p. 286

Francophonie

Organisation Internationalde de la Francophonie

p. 287

Blum-Byrnes agreement

p. 288

League of Nations

p. 290

Renault-Nissan alliance

Carrefour

p. 292

Association pour la taxation des transactions pour l'aide aux citoyens (ATTAC)


ch. 21 - The French Melting Pot

Melting pot cracks as Muslims reject Christian names in France

French nationality law

p. 295

Great Mosque of Paris

p. 296

FINALE COUPE DU MONDE 1998

Zinedine Zidane

Beur

Yves Montand

Albert Camus

Pablo Picasso

Alexandre Dumas, père

Josephine Baker

    Josiephine Baker, Haiti

Coluche

Cheb Mami (RFI Music biography)

p. 297

La vérité si je mens

Zebda - Tomber la chemise

p. 298

Epinay-sur-Seine

Saint-Cloud

p. 299

la pierre collinet : meaux

p. 307

Jean-Pierre Chevènement

p. 310

French immigration policy since May 1981

p.  311

Women's rights -- France

France and Women's History


ch. 22 - New checks and balances

Government of France - Internal limits of the executive branch; checks and balances


p. 315

Constitutional Council of France

p. 316

Moves Toward Decentralization

Prefect (France)

p. 318

Corsica

p. 320

Jean-Pierre Raffarin


p. 321

Eric Halphen


ch. 23 - The Meaning of Europe

Europa - Gateway to the European Union

European Union

Charlemagne

History of the Holy Roman Empire

p. 327

Maximilien Béthune, Duke of Sully - Biography

Jean Monnet: 1888-1979

European Coal and Steel Community

The Treaties of Rome (1957)

European Economic Community

p. 328

European Commission


The European Free Trade Association

p. 329

Jacques Delors

p. 330

Single European Act (acte unique)

Treaty of Maastricht on European Union

Euro

p. 331

Airbus Beluga

Nice Summit: Repartition, not unification, of Europe

p. 333

Treaty of Lisbon

p. 337

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages