Les Étudiants Français au Québec

Written By Logan Smith|
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Seventeen Morgan students were given the opportunity to go to Quebec from March 8th to March 11th. French teacher Laura Martino invited French 2, French 3, French 4, and National Honors Society French students to go on the trip.  The students were chaperoned by Mrs. Martino, Spanish teacher Sue Natale, and Assistant Principal Tyler Webb.

During the trip to Quebec, the French students visited an art museum called Musee Nationale Des Beaux-Arts. Students had a scavenger hunt to learn about different artists and to find symbolism in the paintings and sculptures. They also visited Parliament and went into the different rooms to learn how Canada became a country. They visited the Sugar Shack where they learned how maple syrup was made and went down on the crazy carpets. The crazy carpets was sledding with pieces of plastic. The students toured a Roman Catholic church. They also learned more about the Seven Year War between France and Great Britain. In the battle reenactment,  they learned how to shoot a gun and how to shoot a cannon.  On a ghost tour, students learned how different people were tortured and punished for crimes they committed. They visited Parc de la Chute-Montmorency a waterfall, 30 meters bigger than Niagra Falls.

Freshman Isabella Novicki’s favorite part about going to Quebec was being able to see the atmosphere of the city and how it “compares to us and how it compares to France.”  She said the atmosphere was gorgeous, and she was able to enhance her French language skills.

Junior Matthew Zoner’s favorite part was going to the Sugar Shack and learning how maple syrup is made. Matt claims he learned more about the French Canadian’s culture and how “they like to remember their history and keep their culture intact.”

Senior Ashlyn Harris’ favorite part was going sightseeing, looking at the old Quebec City at night and seeing all of the snow. She also made new friends while on the trip. She learned all about the founders of Quebec City and the meaning behind the name Quebec.

Mr. Webb’s favorite part was the history, the culture, and the architecture. He said it was “cool to be in North America but feel like I was in Europe.” He learned a lot about the history and how proud people are living in Quebec and about the heritage and the language.

Mrs. Martino’s favorite part was that students were introduced to a culture not so far away but quite different and got a chance to experience it, learn, and be on their own so that in the future “they can do more of that on their own.”

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