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Reading Games for Homeschool Kindergarten

Reading Games for Homeschool Kindergarten

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Reading Games As the letter sounds are learned in phonics, make a habit of writing each letter on an index card. Use large, block letters that are easy to read. Remember that kids who are beginning to read can tire easily of focusing on small words, so when you make the words their size, you're eliminating the likeliness of physical eye strain. Conversely, you could use a pencil to make a dotted line for the child to trace over in marker, for writing practice. Games to Teach Reading Build-A-Word Workshop: Have several cards of each letter learned on hand and set a timer for 60 seconds. Have the child (or children) race to see who can build the most words. After the game, write a list of all the words they built (or record the number of words) Challenge them to beat their own h...
Prague and the Czech Republic: The Velvet Revolution

Prague and the Czech Republic: The Velvet Revolution

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There seems to be something almost ironic about communism. Years of repression for those caught in its cold grip and years of fighting against the spread of it by those who have eluded it, yet the fall of each Communist state has turned over a page in every history book that no-one has ever seen before. Books have been written, sold and read. Countries and cities have been opened up and tourists have flocked towards them. Prague's Communist History Prague is no exception to this. The Czech capital is home to a museum that depicts the mistakes made by their former rulers and cruelly recalls the hardships of life under a communist regime. The museum is within touching distance of Wenceslas Square, the scene of joy in November 1989 when thousands of Czechs played their part in the p...
How To Extract Water From an Aquifer

How To Extract Water From an Aquifer

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Aquifers are essential to our survival. They store ground water and enable life to flourish in regions that would be otherwise virtually uninhabitable. Humans have become very good at exploiting natural resources such as aquifers, but this very fact makes them vulnerable. Our ever-increasing water demands mean that some aquifers are being depleted more rapidly than they can be replenished, which means the water supply is coming under threat. For exploitation of an aquifer to be sustainable it is necessary for its water content to be replenished at least as quickly as it is extracted. Water is normally drawn from aquifers using wells, although if an aquifer outcrops at the Earth’s surface then drilling a well may not be necessary as groundwater can seep from it naturally. Where this
A Discourse on Africa’s Look East Policy

A Discourse on Africa’s Look East Policy

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The Look East policy which Africa as a continent embraced so tightly at the beginning of the 21st Century has a long and winding history. It is also very significant in explaining Africa’s pivotal position in international politics, with the ability to swing from West to East as the tides of world politics change. The Look East Policy in Historical Perspective If much of history has to be kept away, then the most important starting point for any discussion on the history of Africa’s look east policy would be the Cold War. This would also involve ignoring the epic journey of China’s General Zheng He to the east coast of Africa in the 15th century. China refuses to ignore this piece of history when drumming its historical ties with Africa. Beijing has recently signed an agreement w
6 Ways To Raise Charities Funds

6 Ways To Raise Charities Funds

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There are few activities are rewarding as getting involved in a charity. Whether you are passionate about improving children's access to education or providing third-world countries with better resources, you can lend your efforts to a charity and make a difference in the world. Donating to charity is so beneficial, according to the Wall Street Journal, that it can actually have a demonstrably positive impact on your health. Charities rely on efforts from individuals like you, but they receive funding from a range of other sources, too. If you are wondering how a charity's funding works, the following are some examples. Understanding a charity's funding can help you choose a charity that uses its funds responsibly so that your donation has the most impact. You do not want to give to
Worst Natural Disasters Ever Recorded

Worst Natural Disasters Ever Recorded

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Natural disasters can and will happen at any time and place within any part of the world. Disturbing volcano eruptions, heat waves, cold waves, earthquakes, and mud landslides are all considered a part of the natural disaster world. They can have deadly consequences for those unfortunate victims in their paths. Listed here are five of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. The 1931 Yellow River (Huang He River) flood in China. The 1887 Yellow River (Huang He River) flood in China. The 1938 Yellow River (Huang He River) flood in China The Bhola Cyclone of 1970 in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) The 1556 Shaanxi Earthquake in China. China Leads In Natural Disaster Deaths What is very odd is how the nation of China has had the highest number of casualties on the list of natura...