By: JJ and Chaney
Geography <ul><li>French Guiana is on the northern coast of South America.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is between Suriname and B...
 
<ul><li>The Creole population comprises the largest ethnic group and has had the greatest influence on the country's cultu...
Architecture <ul><li>Houses range greatly in size and uniqueness, but the relative prosperity that results from living und...
Devils Island <ul><li>This prison was mainly used for French prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>They were forced to pour salt wat...
Foods <ul><li>The diversity of cultures has given the local foods their flavor.  </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean and Creole st...
Other stuff <ul><li>Light colors and short sleeves are worn when it is hot outside </li></ul><ul><li>Most people are Roman...
Shrimp and Rice <ul><li>1-1/2 cups rice, cooked  Rice- le riz 20-25 small shrimp  Shrimp- les crevettes 1 onion  onion-l’ ...
Review <ul><li>What continent is it in? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most common culture? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Devil...
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French Guiana

  1. 1. By: JJ and Chaney
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>French Guiana is on the northern coast of South America. </li></ul><ul><li>It is between Suriname and Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>about the same size as Indiana. </li></ul><ul><li>It is close to the equator which contributes to the hot and humid climate </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>The Creole population comprises the largest ethnic group and has had the greatest influence on the country's culture. </li></ul><ul><li>France funds this country which makes it the wealthiest region in Northern South America </li></ul>
  4. 5. Architecture <ul><li>Houses range greatly in size and uniqueness, but the relative prosperity that results from living under the French flag allows the houses to be built of decent quality, and almost all have running water and electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>They are usually painted light colors such as blue and yellow in keeping with the Caribbean Creole style </li></ul>
  5. 6. Devils Island <ul><li>This prison was mainly used for French prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>They were forced to pour salt water on weeds that sprung up-hence the boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners tried to escape, and eventually a revolt took place, the prisoners lost, their bodies were thrown to the sharks </li></ul><ul><li>A movie was made on this prison called Papillon. </li></ul><ul><li>Except for those confined to solitary for infractions, prisoners were allowed to come and go during the day, before being locked up and chained up at night. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Foods <ul><li>The diversity of cultures has given the local foods their flavor. </li></ul><ul><li>Caribbean and Creole style foods are common along with Vietnamese and Chinese foods. Seafood, especially shrimp, is eaten with rice as a side dish. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cayenne Pepper is a fine ground powder made from the seeds and pods of various types of chili. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Other stuff <ul><li>Light colors and short sleeves are worn when it is hot outside </li></ul><ul><li>Most people are Roman Catholic. </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy street festivals are held on French Holidays </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9piT5ZlBtM
  8. 9. Shrimp and Rice <ul><li>1-1/2 cups rice, cooked Rice- le riz 20-25 small shrimp Shrimp- les crevettes 1 onion onion-l’ oignon 1 red pepper Pepper- le poivre 1 egg egg- l’oeuf 3/4 cup peas 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup soy sauce butter or oil </li></ul>
  9. 10. Review <ul><li>What continent is it in? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most common culture? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Devils Island? </li></ul><ul><li>What color is the Cayenne Pepper? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens on French Holidays? : P </li></ul>

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