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Faces People, Places, and World Culture for Kids and Children

Faces People, Places, and World Culture for Kids and Children

April 2020

In an increasingly global and multicultural world, FACES helps kids understand how people in other countries live. Each issue focuses on a different culture – from Vietnam to Egypt to Haiti – including stories about daily life, folk tales, and engaging articles about history and traditions of the people and their culture. Grades 5-9

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cricket Media, Inc.
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9 Issues

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1 min.
faces us

EDITOR Elizabeth Crooker ART DIRECTOR Nicole Welch DESIGNER Erin Hookana VP OF EDITORIAL & CONTENT James M. O’Connor COPY EDITOR Suzanne Fox PERMISSIONS SPECIALIST Christine Voboril ASSISTANT EDITOR Emily Cambias ASSISTANT EDITOR Stacey Lane Smith WISECRACKS AND WITTICISMS Colin Draun BOARD OF ADVISORS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY, CO-COORDINATOR TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Sarah Witham Bednarz DIRECTOR (RETIRED), CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES OFFICE, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Diane L. Brooks Ed.D. FLORENTINE FILMS Ken Burns PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Maryann Manning DIRECTOR, INDIANA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER Shawn Reynolds OUTREACH COORDINATOR (RETIRED), HARVARD’S CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES Carol Johnson Shedd PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION REFORM, 21ST CENTURY CHAIR IN TEACHER QUALITY, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Sandra Stotsky DIRECTOR, AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER OUTREACH PROGRAM AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY Barbara Brown CO-COORDINATOR, ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Gale Ekiss…

1 min.
high five

New York, New York! When many people think of New York City, they picture the tall skyscrapers and tourist attractions of Manhattan. The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park are all found there. But Manhattan is only one of five boroughs of the city. Here are five fascinating facts to get your started on your journey through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. 1 New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790. George Washington’s inauguration was held at Federal Hall on Wall Street on April 30, 1789. A statue of Washington stands in the approximate spot where he was sworn in. 2 Many of our favorite foods originated in New York City. Nathan’s Franks were first sold on Coney Island in Brooklyn.…

3 min.
opossum

What is the name of the animal we know and love in North America, opossum or possum? It is actually an opossum. The first time it was mentioned in the New World was by Captain John Smith in 1608. He based the name on the Algonquin word ‘apasum’ which means “white animal.” The possum without the “o” is native to Australia. It looks similar to the Virginia opossum, but is more closely related to kangaroos and other Australian marsupials (pouched animals). Characteristics The Virginia (or common) opossum is the only marsupial found in the United States and Canada. This ancient mammal has been hanging around for at least 70 million years, making it one of Earth’s oldest surviving species. It is about the size of a big housecat, with a triangular head…

4 min.
welcome to the big apple

If someone asked you to list the greatest cities in the world, chances are pretty good that New York City would be close to the top of your list. For people all over the world, New York City is a place of excitement, adventure, and curiosity. It is home to more than 8 million people and is known for its tall skyscrapers that house many of the biggest and most important companies in the world. It is also home to Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, the Hudson and East rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. But New York did not spring into life as such a huge and famous city. The first New Yorkers were Native Americans of the Algonquin tribes who fished and…

4 min.
from falafel to franks

New York City is a true “melting pot”—of people, cultures, and of course, food. Within one square mile, you can enjoy French breads with African fufu, Irish stews, Italian pies, Caribbean roti, or Cambodian fish amok. The city that never sleeps always has something tasty to eat. The first Dutch settlers in the 1600s helped build the city’s four culinary cornerstones—bread, sugar, meat, and ale. In just a few years, a tiny settlement of fur traders became the booming town of New Amsterdam. The very first European settlers were greeted with a bountiful landscape. Rich woodlands sheltering deer and turkey surrounded the Manhattan waters teaming with fish and oysters. Wild grapes and nuts were plentiful and were often traded to the Lenape people for beans, corn, pumpkins, and other produce. Eager…

1 min.
born & baked in new york city

New York City is the birthplace of many delicious foods, from Manhattan clam chowder and the Waldorf salad to dry-aged Porterhouse steaks and delectable cheesecakes, pretzels, bagels, and so much more. Here are just a few foods that were born in New York. » Egg Creams . Made with chocolate syrup, club soda, and whole milk, this soda fountain classic drink contains neither eggs nor cream. » Twizzlers. The creators of these yummy licorice laces first set up shop in Brooklyn in 1845. » Hellmann’s Mayonnaise. Every household had its recipe for mayo, but it was Margaret Hellmann’s that ultimately became famous. She and her husband starting selling it in their store in the 1920s. » Thomas’ English Muffins. The inventor of these flakey “nooks and crannies” muffins left England for a new life…