Arlington National Cemetery was once a plantation owned by Robert E. Lee. He fled the plantation at the start of the Civil War. The federal government bought the property in 1882. As casualties during the Civil War grew, there eventually wasn’t enough room in the Washington D.C. cemeteries. To bury all the war dead, the […]
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Philadelphia is a large city in Pennsylvania. It is also a very old city. Originally, the area was inhabited by Lenape Indians. It was colonized in 1609 by the Dutch. The city of Philadelphia was officially founded in 1682 by William Penn, an Englishman. Like any settlement, it started small, but it grew quickly. By 1701, the […]
The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world and it is in the northern part of Africa. It covers sections of multiple countries in Africa such as Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia. The harsh desert is mostly uninhabited. Instead of people, it is full of dunes, or large […]
Guatemala is a small nation in Central America, a small strip of several nations that connects North and South America. On one side is the Pacific Ocean and on the other side is the Caribbean. Though Guatemala is a relatively small nation, it is full of volcanoes — 30 are still active. The most active […]
England is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a relatively small nation, but it has a long history. This small island was once a huge empire, and it ruled a large part of the world through colonization. Colonization is when an outside nation conquers and then rules another country. Some of the larger […]
The first human settlement in Russia existed 10,000 years ago in the southern part of the nation in a region called the Steppes. The northern part of the nation was still covered in ice from the Ice Age. Slowly, as the ice melted, more and more people, like the Slavs, settled into regions in […]
When President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France in 1803, there was no Google Earth technology to peer down and take pictures of the land from space. There was no Mapquest or WAZE app to tell people how to get there. There was no TripAdvisor or Yelp app to tell anyone what […]
• The Czech Republic is a landlocked country.
• The highest point is Snezka at 5,256 feet high.
• Prague is the capital city.
• Prague is home to the largest ancient castle in the world called the Prague Castle.
• The official language is Czech, but Slavic is considered a […]
Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano in the Andes mountain range. The last time it erupted was in 550 A.D. Because it has been so long since its last volcanic activity, it is called inactive and is just thought of as a mountain. It has four summits called Veintimilla, Whymper, Politecnica and Nicholas Martinez. The […]
The Galapagos Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. There are 18 main islands, three smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. Islets are extremely small islands. The islands are known for their hundreds of unique animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. […]