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 […]
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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. […]
Nepal is a small nation that sits between China and India. Nepal is famous for its mountain range, the Himalayas. The Himalayas have the world’s highest peak — Mount Everest, which is 29,0035 feet high. Everest isn’t the only giant mountain in the range, however. Eight of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world […]
Canada is the large nation that borders the United States to the north. The very first people to settle in Canada came from Asia across a land bridge an estimated 15,000 to 30,000 years ago. The first Europeans to successfully settle in Canada were the French and British who came by sea in the 15th […]
Angel Island is a small island located on the coast of California. It has been an important island for many of the people who have lived in California. The Miwok Native Americans used it to hunt and fish. It was an Army post for many years dating back to the Civil War. From 1910 until […]
Korea is a 750 mile-long peninsula full of millions of people and beautiful cities. The peninsula is divided into two countries, North and South Korea. South Korea is a small nation full of large cities and beautiful mountains. It officially became a country on Aug. 15, 1948. It was occupied by Japan until the end […]
Iceland is a large island nation in the northern Atlantic Ocean. It was originally settled by the Norse (vikings) in the 9th century. Irish monks came in the previous century, but did not stay. The vikings moved to Iceland because their home of Norway didn’t have enough farmland to support the population and this caused […]