Project Resources: Research Project Topic Ideas (French/Francophone)

Project Resources: Creative Project Areas of Interest (French/Francophone) via Wikimedia Commons

Project Resources: Creative Project Areas of Interest (French/Francophone) via Wikimedia Commons

Project Resources: Research Project Topic Ideas (French/Francophone)

IF YOU WANT TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRANCOPHONE CULTURE:

  • Research some aspect of culture of a particular French-speaking country/region.
  • Research a national holiday in a French-speaking country.
  • Research a religious holiday in a French-speaking country.
  • Research a celebration in a French-speaking country (birthday, wedding, or other life-cycle celebration).
  • Research one of the regional languages spoken in France (Breton, Occitan, Provençal, Corsu, etc.) and the
    traditional culture of the people who speak it.
  • Research the indigenous culture of a French-speaking country (other than France).

IF YOU LIKE ART OR ARCHITECTURE:

  • Research a well-known Francophone artist.
  • Research a specific piece of art created by a Francophone artist.
  • Research a specific art form or art movement in a French-speaking country/region.
  • Research the architecture of a Francophone city.

IF YOU LIKE MUSIC:

  • Research a well-known Francophone composer.
  • Research a well-known Francophone musical group.
  • Research a specific Francophone musical genre.
  • Research a well-known piece of Francophone music (popular song, classical piece, opera, etc.)
  • Research the national anthem of a French-speaking country and the history behind it.
  • Compare/contrast the musical traditions of 2 different French-speaking countries.

IF YOU LIKE TO READ OR WRITE:

  • Research a well-known Francophone writer.
  • Research a specific Francophone literary genre.
  • Research a well-known piece of Francophone literature.
  • Research current events in a French-speaking country.
  • Research the literacy rates among French-speaking countries.

IF YOU LIKE HISTORY OR GEOGRAPHY:

  • Research the history of a specific French-speaking country/region.
  • Research a well-known Francophone historical figure.
  • Research a well-known Francophone world leader or political figure.
  • Research French/Francophone immigration in the USA.
  • Research the geography of a specific French-speaking country/region.
  • Research significant rivers, mountain ranges, or other geographical features of France or another French-speaking country.
  • Research the ways in which the geography and climate of a specific French-speaking country influence the diet of the people who live there.

IF YOU LIKE DANCE OR SPORTS:

  • Research a traditional folk dance of France or another French-speaking country.
  • Compare/contrast the traditional folk dance forms of 2 different French-speaking regions.
  • Research the Tour de France, including its history and significance.
  • Research soccer in a specific French-speaking country and the differences in the culture, importance, fan support, player attitudes, etc.
  • Research a well-known Francophone athlete.
  • Research the national team of a particular sport in a specific French-speaking country.

IF YOU LIKE FOOD:

  • Research the cheeses of France, including their cultural and anthropological significance.
  • Research the breads or pastries of France, including their cultural and anthropological significance.
  • Research the history and cultural/anthropological significance of another specific food item or dish from a specific French-speaking country/region/people.
  • Research the typical diet of a specific French-speaking country/region/people.
  • Compare/contrast the cuisine of 2 different French-speaking countries.
  • Research the ways in which the geography and climate of a specific French-speaking country influence the diet of the people who live there.
  • Research the wine industry in a specific region of France.

IF YOU LIKE TV OR MOVIES:

  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific French-language TV station.
  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific French-language TV program.
  • Research the history, background, and significance of a specific genre of French-language TV programming (news, game shows, soap operas, etc.)
  • Research a well-known Francophone TV or film star.
  • Research a well-known Francophone film director.
  • Research the film industry of a specific French-speaking country.

IF YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL:

  • Research the attractions in a specific French-speaking city/region/country (monuments, museums, nature, geography, cultural/historical sites, etc.).
  • Research the travel and tourism industry in a specific French-speaking country/region.
  • Research study abroad opportunities for your area of study in a specific French-speaking city/region/country.
  • Research job opportunities in a French-speaking country for 1 or 2 specific careers.
  • Research and explore French influences in the USA.

IF YOU LIKE SHOPPING:

  • Research the products for which a specific French-speaking country is known, including the history and
    significance of each product.
  • Research the French fashion industry.
  • Research a well-known French fashion designer.
  • Research the well-known department stores of France.

IF YOU HAVE NATIVE FRENCH SPEAKERS IN YOUR FAMILY / OR CLOSE FRIENDS:

  • Research your family history.
  • Research the family history of your French-speaking close friends.
  • Research the French-speaking country that your family member/close friend came from.
  • Research the historical, political, economic, religious, and/or other conditions that led your family members/close friends to emigrate.

 

Project Resources: Research Project Topic Ideas (French/Francophone)
The LEAF Project
www.leaflanguages.org