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please note that the Current Issues page of Haiti is now out of date, we will leave it up as there is some useful information on the page Haiti just celebrated its bicentennial on January 1, 2004.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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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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Food and Recipes of Haiti

With very little fertile farmland, a large population to support and political corruption and instability preventing quality of life improvements, the country of Haiti suffers from chronic poverty and a serious lack of food. The need for fuel has resulted in the cutting down of fruit trees and soil erosion. Farming, while depended on by […]

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Learn about Egypt

Festivals of Egypt Egypt is a wonderous country with many festivals and celebrations. Some festivals are historic, some are secular and some are religious. Sham al-Naseem – March 25 Both Muslims and Christians in Egypt welcome the first day of Spring with a festive picnic called Sham al-Naseem, which means “the smell of spring”. On […]

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Haiti

  Facts & Figures on Haiti Total area: 27,750 sq km (this makes Haiti the 154th largest country in world)y in world) Border countries: Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic) Population 7,527,817 (estimated as of July 2003) This ranks Haiti as […]

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Festivals of Fiji

Fijians are a soft-spoken people (raising one’s voice for any reason is considered extremely rude in Fiji) and the culture is considered by many to be rather sober. The annual festivals, however, are a time to unwind and cut loose, so to be speak. Because of the large Christian, Hindu and Muslim populations in Fiji, […]

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Festivals of Haiti – Activities for Haiti

Learning about Haiti   Festivals of Haiti Carnival (Mardi Gras) and Rara (Feb to April) The most festive time of the year in Haiti is during Carnival (or Mardi Gras). The festivities start a couple of days before Ash Wednesday and take place in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The days are filled with music, parade floats […]

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Food and Recipes of Fiji

In general, native Fijians and the Fijian-Indian populations use their hands to eat. Meals are eaten on the floor while the family sits on mats. If you make a Fijian meal to share this month, consider incorporating these eating customs into your meal plan. Common food of Fiji: Rice, taro, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, cassava, fish […]

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