Apr 042021
 
Senegal

Flag of Senegal

Senegal celebrates Independence Day. France gave up custody of the country in 1960. According to the CIA World Factbook, Senegal is a bit smaller than the state of South Dakota. Located in western Africa, it borders the Atlantic Ocean. Plains cover most of the country, but some jungle grows in the southwestern portions. About thirteen million people live in the country. Dakar is the capital.

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Apr 042021
 

United States flag with thirteen stripes and a star for each state was adopted in 1818. Prior to this time, a star and stripe was added each time a state was admitted to the Union. By 1817 the flag had twenty stripes and twenty stars, and the flag was becoming cumbersome. Samuel Chester Reid, a naval hero of the War of 1812, suggested the stripes remain at thirteen, and the number of stars change as new states joined the union. Children could view a timeline of the American flag at: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagfact.html.

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Apr 042021
 
Fruits Loaded with Vitamin C

Fruits Loaded with Vitamin C

Vitamin C was discovered by C. G. King in 1932. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, builds strong bones and teeth. It speeds up the healing process of wounds. Idea: Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, cantaloupe, and cabbage. Children could make a fruit salad of strawberries, melon, and oranges. Discuss the benefits of vitamin C as children enjoy the treat. Older children can learn more at: Vitamin C.

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Apr 042021
 
Truman and Diplomats Signing NATO Treaty

Truman and Diplomats Signing NATO Treaty

North American Treaty was signed in 1949. Twelve nations formed the original North American Treaty Organization: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States. Greece and Turkey became members in 1951, and West Germany joined in 1954. Spain became the last member in 1982. The main purpose of NATO is protection; an attack against one member is an attack against all members. Idea: Children could locate these countries on a world map and decide whether all countries benefit equally from this treaty.

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