Mar 252018
 
Greece

Flag of Greece

Greece celebrates Independence Day. It became free from Turkey’s rule in 1821. The country, composed of a mainland and many small islands, according to the CIA World Factbook, is a bit less than the size of Alabama. Almost 11 million people live in Greece. Athens is the capital. About 15 percent of the economy comes from tourism.

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Apr 162018
 

Treaty of Accession was signed in Athens, Greece, in 2003. Ten more nations joined the European Union: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia.

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Sep 092018
 

Athens defeated Persia at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. Idea: Children could learn about the concept of running a marathon.

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