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Short research about the regions of France

Important Papers and Links

You will be utilizing the web tool National Geographic Interactive Mapmaker to post your information on a map of France. See more information on creating an account and completing the assignment here.

Madame Hackenberg will create a Google doc for the class for you to share the "read only" link you receive through your email once the project is saved. You should include the link and your name (all names in your group) so that all students can view all projects.

Books from the Library

Assignment Details

Research Assignment 

Did you know that France is the only country in Europe that is completely self-sufficient in food production?

Essential questions:  

  • What resources in France allow it to be self-sufficient?
  • What products are yielded by the geography that drives the economy?

Choose one region that you would like to research for the class.  Your task is to gather the most important information about your region and to answer the following question:

  • What is special or unique about your region?  (Think about Tourism and Cultural Identity)

Be concise! Answer this question in 5-8 sentences.  Once Madame has approved your sentences, you will embed it into our class map along with 3 pictures and a video link.

You will be utilizing the web tool NatGeo Interactive Map to post your information on a map of France. 

As with all work you do, you may NOT COPY /PLAGIARIZE.  This is an opportunity for you to gather information and put it into your own words (paraphrase). The purpose of this assignment is to gain a greater understanding of how France’s geography and products allow it to be the only country in Europe that is completely self-sufficient in food production. 

How many regions are there in France?

As of January 2016 the government agreed on a reorganization of the country.  Mainland France is now divided into 13 administrative regions,

Prior to December 31, 2015 metropolitan France was divided into 22 administrative regions, which in turn were divided into departments. 

Each region has its own character, traditions, cuisine and even French dialects.

The 13 regions of Metropolitan France (from January 2016)


French Region (English name)

Information/Region status

Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine          


Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes           


Auvergne Rhône-Alpes         


Bretagne (Brittany)


Bourgogne Franche-Comté    (Burgundy)     


Centre Val de Loire    


Corse (Corsica)


Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées

Fusion of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées

Normandie (Normandy)

Fusion of Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie

Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie

Fusion of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Picardy



Pays de la Loire         


Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


What does it mean to paraphrase?

Read until you understand.  

Close the book or website and 

summarize in your own words 

Take notes and record keywords

Passages which are paraphrased still need to be cited as a source!

Noodle Tools

Remember - a bibliography is not a list of URLs. Use Noodle Tools to properly format your citations.

With a Noodle Tools account, once you create bibliographies you can easily organize your research with note cards, outline your papers, and integrate with Google docs. 

Users will log in via one of the following: 

  1. Clicking the G Suite NoodleTools button (under the Google "waffle" menu)
  2. Entering their Google email on the login screen (under "Access via G Suite")
  3. A link (different for students and teachers, these are available under the "student links" and "staff links" on Chrome):

Need Help with Citing Sources?

Do you want more information on EasyBib and creating citations? Click on the Research Tools tab at the top of this page and then on the Cite your Sources tab.