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Multimedia-English - learn real English, prepare for real life. Love GREAT Britain. 25 maps that explain the English language. By Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer.

25 maps that explain the English language

It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. How to speak Australian : Abbreviate Everything. Children Around the World: School and Daily Life. Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0.

Children Around the World: School and Daily Life

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures. I’ve compiled several “The Best…” lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world. Those resources are important, but I think it’s like learning the words, but not the music, of a song. So I thought I’d develop a separate list just focused on helping students learn about the cultures of different countries, and would love to hear additional suggestions.

You might also be interested in The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year. School system in the USA worksheet. The Daily Life of an American Teenager. Access VG1: Extra text: English in Jamaica. The story of how English came to Jamaica is closely connected to one of the most shameful chapters in the history of the British Empire: the slave trade.

Access VG1: Extra text: English in Jamaica

The British conquered Jamaica from Spain in 1692 and the island soon became a producer of sugar. Harvesting sugar cane requires a lot of manpower, more than the British could supply themselves. A Brief Introduction to English-speaking Countries PowerPoint presentation. Visit English Speaking Countries. Listen to English around the World. "Scapegoat" - A South African Short Film. Official Languages of South Africa. South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids.

Here are some interesting Facts about South Africa for Kids which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.

South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids

Population: 55 million people live in South Africa (2015)Capital: Pretoria "The Jacaranda City", which also often is referred to as 'Tshwane' as the municipality changed name in 2007, has got 2.3 million inhabitants.Name: Republic of South Africa, RSA, ZA ("Zuid Afrika")Government: DemocracyLanguages: 11 official languages: isiZulu, Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, siSwati, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Sepedi, isiNdebele, Setswana, TshivendaReligion: mainly Christians and Muslims, but also Jews and other faiths.Currency: 1 South African Rand (ZAR)= 100 CentsHistory: South Africa was led by Apartheid leaders until Nelson Mandela came free from prison and became the first democratically elected leader in South Africa in 1994.National Symbols: Protea (flower), Springbok (antelope) and others.

Click here.Climate: Various climatic regions. South Africa for Kids: South Africa Geography. A South African menu. BILTONG: Dried strips of beef or game like kudu and ostrich.

A South African menu

A much-loved snack. BOEREWORS: A thick aromatic beef sausage, known as a "boerie roll" if served as a hot dog. BOBOTIE: Spiced, fruity minced meat baked with egg custard on top. A Cape Malay dish believed to have roots in the East Indies slaves brought by Dutch colonists. BRAAI: Barbeque, South Africa's best-known and most cross-cultural social custom. Food in South Africa. Recipes South Africa is a large country at the southern tip of the African continent.

Food in South Africa

It is slightly less that twice the size of Texas. The country has large areas of plateaus, with some areas of higher elevations in the eastern Drakensberg Mountains, near the border with Lesotho. Over 80 percent of South Africa's land could be farmed, but only about 12 percent is devoted to agriculture. The main crop is corn (called "mealies" in South Africa). Early South Africans were mostly hunter-gatherers. National Braai Day.

While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

National Braai Day

A few things are sacred to a South African, and a braai is definitely near the top of that list. A braai (rhymes with fry) is the Saffas version of a barbecue – essentially cooking meat over an open flame. But to us, it goes way beyond that. Its cultural significance is such that braaing has its own day – National Braai Day. September 24 was designated National Braai Day in 2005. South Africans are encouraged to spend the day with friends, cooking out. Braais take longer than the average American cookout because we don’t typically cook on gas.

South African Cuisine. Culture Crossing. African Traditions. Home | Facts about Africa | Africa Traditions African Traditions are expressed through music, art, dance and sculpture...

African Traditions

African Tradition is expressed through many different art forms, such as music, dance, art, sculpture and beadwork. These traditions are deeply ingrained into the whole African culture. Many African languages are “tone languages,” meaning that pitch level determines meaning. Sporting Chance Street Cricket. Traditional African Children's Games. South Africa. Your task is to write a letter to the South African Government persuading them to let Nelson Mandela be released from jail.

South Africa

You need to consider your GAP (Genre, Audience, Purpose). You need to write formally. You need to use the information that you have learned about Nelson Mandela to help shape your argument. Use the reminder grid for persuasive writing to help you. The letter should contain about 500 words. You find more information in the links below:Lesson 02 Persuade_MandelaYou will work with peer coaching which means that you help each other with the structure in the texts. Nelson Mandela is one of the major leaders who fought against apartheid and due to that he was put in prison for 28 years. Assignment – make sure you do this thoroughly since this is the base for a written assignment about Nelson Mandela. 1. Robben Island. Robben Island Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base.

Robben Island

South Africa profile - overview. 20 March 2014Last updated at 10:08 ET Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages are recognised as official, where community leaders include rabbis and chieftains, rugby players and returned exiles, where traditional healers ply their trade around the corner from stockbrokers and where housing ranges from mud huts to palatial homes with swimming pools. The diverse communities, however, have not had much representation for long. Until 1994 South Africa was ruled by a white minority government which was so determined to hang onto power that it took activists most of the last century before they succeeded in their fight to get rid of apartheid and extend democracy to the rest of the population.

The white government which came to power in 1948 enforced a separation of races with its policy called apartheid. Nelson Mandela - Facts & Summary. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe in the South African village of Mvezo, where his father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa (c. 1880-1928), served as chief. His mother, Nosekeni Fanny, was the third of Mphakanyiswa’s four wives, who together bore him nine daughters and four sons. After the death of his father in 1927, 9-year-old Mandela—then known by his birth name, Rolihlahla—was adopted by Jongintaba Dalindyebo, a high-ranking Thembu regent who began grooming his young ward for a role within the tribal leadership.

The first in his family to receive a formal education, Mandela completed his primary studies at a local missionary school. There, a teacher dubbed him Nelson as part of a common practice of giving African students English names. He went on to attend the Clarkebury Boarding Institute and Healdtown, a Methodist secondary school, where he excelled in boxing and track as well as academics. Engelska - åk 8 - South Africa and Human Rights. Engelska - åk 8 - South Africa and Human Rights. South Africa: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities.

South Africa, on the continent's southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Its neighbors are Namibia in the northwest, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the southeast part of South Africa, which occupies an area nearly three times that of California. The southernmost point of Africa is Cape Agulhas, located in the Western Cape Province about 100 mi (161 km) southeast of the Cape of Good Hope. Republic. All About South Africa. Jun 08, 2010 Seeing as the 2010 FIFA World Cup happened in South Africa, we thought it’d be cool to learn a bit more about the beautiful country, which has definitely been through its fair share of tough times.

South African Kids Of all the countries on the continent of Africa, South Africa’s the most diverse in terms of its territory. It ranges from rolling hills to wide open savannah to the Kalahari Desert to the high peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Africa Lesson Plans and Resources. In addition to the printables that can be used for any country study, I make additional sheets for specific countries ~ mapping activities and flag notebooking sheets {and sometimes more!}.

Our studies of Africa include units on the following countries:EgyptKenyaMoroccoNigeriaSouth AfricaTanzaniaBelow I have included links to the printables for each country as well as links for our favorite books and resources, along with blog posts that provide some great websites to help you in your study of that country. We took three weeks to study the country of Egypt and focused quite a bit on mummies and pyramids. Egypt is such a HUGE country to study with amazing history that could last for an entire year, and we only tapped into a little bit of what we could have. South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids. Kiwi. New Zealand Birds and Animals.

New Zealand Sport. New Zealand is a country known as being very active in sport. Fun adventures in New Zealand. Top 10 Things to do in New Zealand. Activities & Things to Do in New Zealand. Canada Day. Canada. Official Name: Canada. Canada Facts: Interesting Canada Facts for Kids. 25 Amazing Facts about Canada.

Welcome to Australia. Australia Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets. Lesson plans, resources, and ideas for countries in Australia and Oceana. In addition to the printables that can be used for any country study, I make additional sheets for specific countries ~ mapping activities and flag notebooking sheets {and sometimes more!}. We took two weeks to study the continent of Australia. Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict. Aboriginal AustraliaHistory and culture of Australia's indigenous peoples Who Are Aborigines? Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. Australia. Australia - film. Australia Day. Ancient Australian History. Australia Facts for Kids: Facts about Australia for Kids.

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