Père Lachaise as Text

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PÈRE LACHAISE CEMETERY
“The Père Lachaise Cemetery takes its name from King Louis XIV’s confessor, Father François d’Aix de La Chaise. It is the most prestigious and most visited necropolis in Paris. Situated in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, it extends 44 hectares and contains 70,000 burial plots. The cemetery is a mix between an English park and a shrine. All funerary art style are represented: Gothic graves, Haussmanian burial chambers, ancient mausoleums, etc. On the green paths, visitors cross the burial places of famous men and women; Honoré de Balzac, Guillaume Apollinaire, Frédéric Chopin, Colette, Jean-François Champollion, Jean de La Fontaine, Molière, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Jim Morrison, Alfred de Musset, Edith Piaf, Camille Pissarro and Oscar Wilde are among some of them.” (https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71470/Cimetiere-du-Pere-Lachaise)

FORMAT
Students are to compare and contrast themselves to a historical figure interred at Père Lachaise Cemetery. When in the respective location to their chosen figure in the cemetery, each student will give an oral presentation to the class. Students will examine commonalities, highlight differences, and explore ambiguities between themselves and their selected figure.

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Projects will be posted on a social media public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.

PÈRE LACHAISE CEMETERY: STUDENT VOICES
Honors France 2018
Honors France 2017


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AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Isabella Marie Garcia & John William Bailly 15 December 2018
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