New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_15410
Sheep herder with flock of sheep, River Ill, village beyond. Upper Alsace, France, in 1929. This region had been captured by Germany during World War I, but reverted back to French control once the war ended.
What seem to be the main occupations of the people of Alsace?
Why do you think the territory means so much to different nations such as France and Germany?
What is the large structure in the background?
Knowing French and German history, how could religion have influenced the region?
Find sources of Alsatian cultural identity and determine their traditional heritage.
Geography: Research how the geography or Alsace impacted its history.
Foreign Language: Write about how language influences the culture of a place.
Putnam, Ruth. Alsace and Lorraine from Cæsar to Kaiser, 58 B.C.-1871 A.D. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915.