Exploring French Culture
Ellen Kotzin, Upper School French Teacher

French 2 has been learning about how to describe themselves, family, and the activities they love to do. A few weeks ago, they got to experience the French national game, pétanque, which is most easily explained as French bocce. As they played on two teams, they were able to use an authentic metal set as well as a children's set from France. The students thoroughly enjoyed the activity, which seamlessly tied into their current lesson. Some of them had never heard of the sport! Pétanque comes from the French term pieds tanqués, which loosely translates to feet tied together.

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