Social Studies Help: Cultures, Governments & More
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The Mystery of Easter Island: the People, the Statutes The statues of Easter Island gaze over the barren landscape. These works of art have been a source of mystery since Europeans first discovered the remote island in the South Pacific Ocean on Easter Sunday, 1722. Polynesia, meaning “many islands" in Greek, has an ancient history.
4th of July Celebrations Picnics, cardboard boat races, belly slam contests, red-white-and-blue stars and stripes bunting, flags and fireworks! It doesn’t take much to recognize these Fourth of July celebrations and decorations, but what are they really all about?
Who Were the Moors? The Berber inhabitants of North Africa were many things. To the ancient Romans, they were the Mauri, Latin for "tending their herds" and living in the Roman territory Mauritania, now known as Algeria and Morocco. Learn more about these people who lived in various regions in times past.
How is Money Made? A Peek into the Bureau of Printing and Engraving In the beginning, conch shells, feathers, stones, tools, salt bars or anything considered valuable became “money." Today, money is often intangible –in the form of a card transaction—but physical currency is still important. Learn the history of money and how it is made.
Legally, What Is a Juvenile Delinquent? At what age is a child or young adult considered a juvenile delinquent. Would a judge pass down the same verdict to a six-year-old that he would give a 16-year-old? Learn about age, intent and other factors that go into this determination.