Social Studies Help: Cultures, Governments & More (page: 4 of 21)
- Chinese New Year: The Date, the Calendar and Its Meanings
Whether celebrating the New Year in San Francisco’s Chinatown or Beijing, you will experience many traditions, from house cleaning and family dinners to surprise coins and paper dragons. It is a 15-day long holiday for the Chinese that is chock-full of complex rituals, meaning and activities.
- New Year’s Celebration: Origins, Father Time, Resolutions and More
New Year's Eve is rife with traditions and customs, many of which vary between cultures, nations and even families. Learn the origins of some of the most common practices and discover others you may never heard of before.
- The Three Branches of Government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial
In the United States of America, the authority and power of the Federal Government governs us. We find and vote for people to represent us. This is part of the doctrine of democracy. Learn about the three branches of government and how they operate.
- A Study Guide to Harvest and Thanksgiving Day Festivals Around the World
This information will be of value for students who want to explore the topic of harvest festivals. Giving thanks on Thanksgiving is an important American tradition, but the tradition is not just limited to the United States.
- The Making of Mount Rushmore
You may have heard of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” One of the great wonders is in the United States in an unlikely place, South Dakota—in the Black Hills. Learn how Mount Rushmore came to be.
- Native North American Tribes: Their Sites, Lives and Languages
You have heard about cowboys and Indians and the controversial “Redskins” football team, but the real North American Native Americans know what it means to be the survivors of overwhelming conditions and lands, overcoming pestilence, invaders and war. Learn more about their history, their incredible
- Why Do We Go Back to School in the Fall?
Why do North American children have summers off and return to school in autumn? Is this the way it works everywhere across the US? When do the children go to school in other parts of the world? What is better: to attend year-round or take three long months off?
- Signs and Symbols: A History of Ships, Navigation and Their Communication Featuring Wigwag and Other Sailor Symbols
Boats were around before the start of recorded history, but how did they navigate and communicate without modern technology?
- The Story about Superstitions: A Little History, a Few Stories
While we may rationally acknowledge that these behaviors and gestures cannot affect events, we still perform irrational acts. Is this abnormal behavior? Learn why some people are superstitious by nature.
- How Fingerprinting Works
We share so many traits with so many groups of people such as being blond, having an athletic build or even the ability to touch our nose with our tongue. Learn how fingerprints uniquely identify each person.
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