Current Issues of Haiti

please note that the Current Issues page of Haiti is now out of date, we will leave it up as there is some useful information on the page Haiti just celebrated its bicentennial on January 1, 2004. The celebration, however, was plagued with demonstrations and political violence. This is a familiar story in Haiti. Since […]

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Activities for Learning about Egypt

Exploring Hieroglyphics Hieroglyphics is the picture symbol system Ancient Egyptians used to write with. The system uses over 2000 picture symbols to represent words, thoughts, ideas, and sounds. But for hundreds and hundreds of years, hieroglyphics couldn’t be read by anyone because the knowledge wasn’t passed on. The Rosetta stone, which contained the same passage […]

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Geography of Mexico

THE LAND Mexico’s Unique Geography and Landscapes Mexico is technically part of North America.  It borders the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the South.  Mexico’s land mass consists of roughly 1,972,550 square kilometers (over 761,605 square miles), including 6,000 square kilometers (over 2,316 square miles) of islands.  The islands include […]

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Ireland

  Culture of Ireland “May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” The People of Ireland The Median Age of the People in Ireland is: 34.8 years, with the break down of males 34.5 years and females 35.1 years (2011 est.) The Irish people are […]

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The Fesivals of Mexico

On virtually every day of the year, there is a festival going on somewhere in Mexico.  Mexico has a rich tradition of religious and secular celebrations, and all are enjoyed with a vitality and vigor hard to match.  The colors and the music in these celebrations can be spectacular, and of course, deliciouscomida (food) is […]

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Language of Fiji – Learning About Fiji

Bula! This is the common Fijian greeting used when meeting friends or welcoming guests. It goes beyond the simple hello, though, to incorporate spirit and literally means “life”. So Bula! And Welcome to the Fijian language section. Fiji has three official languages that are recognized by their constitution; English, Bau Fijian and Hindustani. English is […]

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The Culture of Mexico

Clothing:  While most Mexicans these days prefer the common clothes we see throughout the Western world, many Mexicans maintain the use of a variety of traditional clothes and textiles, especially in the indigenous communities found throughout the country. Some of the most beautiful examples of indigenous clothing can be found in the states of Oaxaca […]

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Mexican Independence Day

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15 DE SEPTEMBRE, EL DÍA DE INDEPENDENCIA El Día de Independencia (Independence Day) is another one of the major festivals celebrated in Mexico.  “Independence Day” is actually a misnomer as the celebration is stretched out between two days, the 15th and 16th of September.  These holidays are also known as the Fiestas Patrias.  (See the […]

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Festivals & Fun Activities

Activities to learn about Sweden: Walking & hiking Swedes are lovers of nature and are fond of getting out to enjoy the beauty of each season. In Sweden there is an ancient tradition of common access known asAllemansrätten. This access gives people the right to use and enjoy all uncultivated land – regardless of ownership. […]

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Culture of Sweden – Learn about Sweden

The Swedish people are very conscious of their lifestyle; they do not like to be too showy, they love to share and they live in moderation. Swedes are very conscious of how they live affects people around them, as well as the environment. A concept Swedes live by is Logom, which means “just enough”. Swedish […]

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