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Louis Pasteur B. December 27, 1822, Dole, Jura, Franche-Comté, France D. September 28, 1895 (aged 72) Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France

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The amazing family grave of the French inventor Charles Pigeon, located in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, showing a life-sized bronze sculpture of Pigeon lying in bed next to his dying (or already dead) wife.

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15 badass women of World War II you didn't learn about in history class.

15 badass women of World War II, Susan Travers was an ambulance driver for the French Foreign Legion in Libya and is credited with saving the lives of many Free French soldiers.

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Autochrome Plates. The most improbable object imaginable—the lowly, lumpy potato—played a leading role in the Great Leap Forward of color photography. In 1903 two imaginative French inventors, Auguste and Louis Lumière, seized the pomme de terre and made it the basis for a dazzling new imaging process they called the autochrome, an innovation that would transform a monochromatic world into one gleaming with color. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/in-living-color-161118412/?no-ist

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Good activity to do with students to motivate them to speak French. Students reflect on why it is they are learning French.

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Captain jack <3<-That would be the French inventors of Mayonnaise.

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Marie Curie - Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and in Chemistry [1903 and 1911 respectively],

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Robert Cavelier de La Salle, an early French explorer of Eastern Canada and Eastern United States, especially along the Mississippi River. In the US history books, he is considered "the greatest of the French explorers in North America"

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Charles Pigeon (inventor of the gas lamp) – who lies reading peacefully with his wife

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J'apprends le français parce que… - 30 reasons to learn French - use this as a writing prompt

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