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The Statues of Easter Island

Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.  Although it sits in relative seclusion miles from South America, it is claimed by Chile as theirs.  Of course, the mysterious statues are its claim to fame, and with good reason.  Who doesn’t like a mystery that has puzzled scientists and the […]

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Christmas Around the World

Every year we celebrate Christmas Around the World in my geography classes the week before the holiday.  Of course, first we have to ask, “What is Christmas?” and “Why do we celebrate it?”.  And then, when we understand that Christmas is remembering Jesus’ birth, and knowing that not all countries believe in Jesus (as a […]

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