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Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern. There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve?

Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern

(a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded. To learn more about the distribution of languages across the world, see LL-map or The Ethnologue. A day in the life of a child in Kenya. Kenya worksheets for use in schools. Free to download and print. Kenya worksheets for use in schools. Free to download and print. Abuse of stolen children. Abuse in institutions and missions Many non-Indigenous people today believe that Aboriginal children were taken from their families because they couldn’t look after them.

Abuse of stolen children

This is one of the myths about the Stolen Generations. The stolen children were, in fact, mistreated and abused, if not by their supervisors then by the other children who had to harden to survive. Roy Stewart was removed from his family when he was just three years old. Until he died aged 77 he was haunted by the memories of what he witnessed at the Kinchela Boys’ Home in NSW. Institutions were a “training ground for jail” says Roy’s brother who has spent almost 30 years in jails. It is reported that about 10% of those stolen children sent to institutions were sexually abused [2]. Embarrassment [about having to strip to be beaten with a cane] was soon forgotten and replaced by an unbearable pain. The real reason [for solitary confinement] was to keep the boy out of sight until his lacerations healed. Scenes from schools around the world. The Stolen Generation. The stolen generations: an unending disaster for Australia.

Lynne, the sister of a close friend in Philadelphia, became a foster parent a few years ago.

The stolen generations: an unending disaster for Australia

She and her partner, Mandy, were assigned a little boy whom I will call Diery. He had lived his first six months in the care of a mother who abused drugs and abused him, and he was bruised both physically and psychologically. Over the next three years, Lynne and Mandy slowly rebuilt him, and under their care, he thrived. He was a happy, intelligent, secure little boy. Lynne and Mandy were told that they would be able to adopt him, and they began the legalities of doing so. But when he was three and a half, his biological mother initiated the process of reclaiming him. Nonetheless, social services prioritised the birth mother, and after a few months of battle, he was returned to her. Hong Kong Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions. Hong Kong Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions. Australia Time Clock & Map - Check Time in Australia. Time in Australia Australian continent stretches out over three time zones.

Australia Time Clock & Map - Check Time in Australia

Because Australia is situated west to the International Date Line, it is ahead of time compared to most other countries of the world. The proper names of Australia's time zones are: Australian Western Standard Time - UTC+08 (AWST), Australian Central Standard Time - UTC+09:30 (ACST), and Australian Eastern Standard Time - UTC+10:00 (AEST). Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Covers the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales (with the exception of the town of Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. Australia Day - Interactive ESL Crossword Puzzle. 25 Facts About Australia That Show Why It’s So Unique. Australia : Videos. Where the bloody hell are you?

Australia : Videos

- "An Aussie tourism ad, banned in the UK. " (YouTube) Script : "We've bought you a beer. We've had the camels shampooed. We've saved you a spot on the beach. And we've got the sharks out of pool We got the roos off the green. Australia. A Day in the Life: Canada. Canada Facts for Kids: Interesting and Fun Facts about Canada. Here are some interesting Canada Facts for Kids which were choosen and reseached by kids especially for kids.

Canada Facts for Kids: Interesting and Fun Facts about Canada

Population: 35,4 million people (2014)Capital: Ottawa 950,000 inhabitants (2014)Name: CanadaGovernment: DemocracyLanguages: English, FrenchReligion: mainly Christians (Roman Catholics and Protestants)Currency: 1 Canadian Dollar (CAD)=100 Canadian centsNational Symbols: Maple Leaf and BeaverHistory: Canada's biggest bay, Hudson Bay, was discovered in 1610. Since the 16th century, both French and English kings have ruled over the country. Canada gained independence from Britain in 1867. Polar bears in Churchill. Canada.

Untitled. Facts about Australia: 60 interesting facts & bits of information! Are you looking for some fun facts about Australia?

Facts about Australia: 60 interesting facts & bits of information!

With over 60 interesting facts and bits of information all about Australia you will learn a lot of things you didn't know! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Interesting Facts About Australia - Things you don't know. What You Don’t Know About the Land Down Under What do you think of when Australia is mentioned?

Interesting Facts About Australia - Things you don't know

Crocodile Dundee, Steve Erwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, kangaroos, crocodiles, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Aborigines, wine, or vegemite? Australia is much more than this. So much more to offer! Melbourne topped 140 rivals to be crowned the world’s most livable city 2 years in a row since 2011. The sports capital of the world has 70 percent of its total population participating at least once a week in a particular recreational activity or sport.Despite having a convict colony history, Australia’s homicide rate is 1.2 per 100,000 population compared to the 6.3 per 100,000 in the United States.Australians refer to English people as Pome, which is actually the acronym for Prisoners of Mother England. Approximately 1.35 trillion bottles of wine are produced by Australia.

Australia Facts for Kids: Facts about Australia for Kids. Timeforkids.