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Switzerland period 1


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Switzerland period 1

  1. 1. Switzerland By Paolo Gonzales & Josh Allen
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Located in west central Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Borders France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Land-Locked </li></ul>
  3. 4. Languages of Switzerland <ul><li>German (70%), French (19%), Italian (8%), and Romansh (1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Some minor parts of Switzerland are bilingual (2%) </li></ul>
  4. 6. Geography <ul><li>Switzerland’s tallest peak is Dufourspitze which is the highest mountain in Switzerland and second highest in the Alps </li></ul><ul><li>The country's largest lakes are Geneva, Constance, and Maggiore </li></ul>
  5. 7. Cantons <ul><li>A Canton is a county/district in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>There are 26 different cantons in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Jura, Neuchatel, Vaud, Valais, Geneva, and Fribourg are the six cantons that speak French </li></ul>
  6. 8. Folk Arts <ul><li>Mostly expressed in music, dance, poetry, wood carving, and embroidery </li></ul><ul><li>Yodeling and accordion playing are musical expressions of folk art </li></ul>
  7. 9. Sports <ul><li>Skiing, snowboarding, and mountaineering are the most popular sports in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis has become an increasingly popular sport because of players like Martina Hingis and Roger Federer who both have won multiple Grand Slams </li></ul>
  8. 10. Food <ul><li>Swiss specialties involve potatoes and cheese </li></ul><ul><li>Fondue and Raclette are the most popular cheese dishes in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>R ö sti is a popular potato dish in Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Bircher M ü esli and bread with butter or jam are some common breakfasts in Switzerland </li></ul>
  9. 11. Bircher Müesli <ul><li>Ingredients: </li></ul><ul><li>1 T. rolled oats </li></ul><ul><li>2 T. water </li></ul><ul><li>2 small or 1 large apple, grated with the skin </li></ul><ul><li>1 T. sweetened condensed milk </li></ul><ul><li>2 tsp. lemon juice </li></ul><ul><li>6 hazelnuts or almonds, chopped </li></ul>
  10. 12. French Words <ul><li>Oats = l’avoine </li></ul><ul><li>Water = l’eau </li></ul><ul><li>Apple = la pomme </li></ul><ul><li>Milk = le lait </li></ul><ul><li>Lemon juice = le jus jaune citron </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts = les noix </li></ul>
  11. 13. Questions <ul><li>What are the four languages of Switzerland? </li></ul><ul><li>What percent of the Swiss speak French? </li></ul><ul><li>What five countries border Switzerland? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the highest mountain in Switzerland? </li></ul><ul><li>How many cantons are there in Switzerland? </li></ul><ul><li>Name two of the six French speaking cantons </li></ul>
  12. 14. Questions <ul><li>What three sports are most popular in Switzerland? </li></ul><ul><li>Name two Swiss dishes </li></ul>