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Around the World

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Social Studies | 1 comment

“The world isn’t in your maps and books…it’s out there!”-J.R.R. Tolkien With the Olympics starting this week, is there a more perfect time to learn about the world around us? Geography is not just a study of land masses and bodies of water, it is also a study of the culture of and people inhabiting the earth. There are two main branches of Geography, which are then broken down into sub-categories. The first being Physical Geography, which has...

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XXII Winter Olympics

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Holidays/Events | 0 comments

            The first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The first games included Alpine and Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, and Speed Skating. Originally the Winter Games were held during the same year as the Summer Games until 1992, when it was decided to have alternating 4-year cycles. Over the past 90 years the Winter Games have grown from 7 games to 98. The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first...

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