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New Zealand

New Zealand
Alone in the South Pacific Ocean lies New Zealand. Its nearest neighbor, Australia, is 1,000 miles away. New Zealand is a group of islands formed from

New Zealand

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia
Situated 700 miles east of Australia, New Caledonia is an archipelago, or cluster of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The main island is 250 miles long and 30 miles wide. It is...

New Caledonia

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Cook Islands

Cook Islands
The Cook Islands, named after explorer James Cook, are a group of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and French Polynesia. The Cook Islands are...

Cook Islands

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All About Fossils

All About Fossils
When an animal or plant dies, it usually decays quickly. Dead animals are often eaten. Sometimes, though, an animal’s body sinks into thick mud. The mud contains no...

All About Fossils

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Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth

Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth
Imagine mammals that lay eggs. How about animals that carry their babies in pockets? Welcome to Australia. Australia is one of the largest countries in the world and...

Australia – One of the Largest Countries On Earth

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas in Sweden
In Sweden, Christmas lasts almost two months! The Christmas celebration in Sweden begins on the first Sunday in December, which is Advent. On this Sunday, families in Sweden light one candle....

Christmas in Sweden

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Tonga

Tonga
Tonga, a country made up of 170 islands, lies in the South Pacific Ocean. Only 36 islands are inhabited by people. The islands have beaches, volcanic

Tonga

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All About Floods

All About Floods
In August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, bringing with it blowing winds, heavy rains and surging sea water. New Orleans is situated in the Gulf of

All About Floods

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Traditional Swiss Sports

Traditional Swiss Sports
What would you do if you had no television, no computers, no soccer team and no video games? You’d work during the day, of course, but when the work was done, you’d probably invent your own games. That’s how many of the world’s games and sports began. Schwingen, or Swiss wrestling, dates...

Traditional Swiss Sports

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Religions of the World

Religions of the World
Since the beginning of time, people have wondered about the meaning of life and death. They have looked for ways to explain nature and the Earth. People all over the world have...

Religions of the World

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Malta

Malta
Off the coast of Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea, lie three small islands that make up the country of Malta. Malta and Gozo are the two main islands. Comino is a smaller island. People...

Malta

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Denmark

Denmark
Directly above Germany lies the Jutland Peninsula. This peninsula is the mainland of Denmark. In the sea surrounding the peninsula are more than 400 islands, which...

Denmark

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic
The Czech Republic lies in Central Europe, near Poland and Slovakia. This country’s borders have changed many times over the last 1,000 years.

Czech Republic

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Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash
Every country and region has its own favorite foods. Most of these foods are based on what grows in an area. People living in countries near the sea, for example, usually love fish. Hungary...

Hungarian Goulash

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Australian Convict Sites

Australian Convict Sites
What if you were put on a ship and sent thousands of miles from your parents to a strange land? There you were forced to work as a servant, farm worker or factory worker. The reason you were sent away was because you had been convicted of a crime. The crime might range from something very...

Australian Convict Sites

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Croatia

Croatia
Croatia is a small European country that sits along the Adriatic Sea. It was part of Hungary for many years and was joined to Yugoslavia in 1918. In 1991, it declared...

Croatia

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