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Title: TFK Around the World Activity (04/27/10)
Description: 1. In the related links on the left side, click on TFK.

2. Click on 'Grades 4-6' at the top.

3. Click on 'Around the World' on the left side.

4. Choose any two counties to read about.

5. Collect five interesting facts on each country that you read about (total of 10 facts).

6. Post these facts on your blog and make sure you link your assignment to "TFK Around the World Activity."

Article posted April 28, 2010 at 10:26 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 662

 



10 facts about Spain & Japan:


5 facts about Spain:


·      Did you know the real name of Spain is the Kingdom of Spain


·      Did you know that in July 2006 the population was 40,397,842


·      The capital of Spain is Madrid


·      In Spain the speak Castilian Spanish


·      The size of Spain is 194,897 square miles (504,782 square kilometers); slightly more than twice the size of Oregon


 


 


 


 


 


 


5 facts about Japan:


·                      Did you that in July 2009 the population was127,078,679 in Japan


·                      The capital of Japan is Tokyo


·                      In Japan they speak Japanese


·                      The size of Japan is 145,883 square miles (377,835 square kilometers); slightly smaller than California


·                      The climate of Japan is Tropical in the south; cool in the north


 

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canada

1.canada's capital is ottawa

2.there main languages is english and french

3.hockey originated from there

4.3,855,103 square miles (9,984,670 square kilometers); slightly larger than the United States

5.Temperate in the south, arctic and subarctic in the north

italy

1.116,306 square miles (301,230 square kilometers; slightly larger than Arizona

2.Grapes, potatoes, grain, olives; machinery; iron and steel; textiles, ceramics

3. 58,126,212 as of July 2009

4.: Cooler in far north; hot, dry in south

5.Italian







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Japan



Population: 127,078,679 as of July 2009

Size: 145,883 square miles (377,835 square kilometers); slightly smaller than California

Climate: Tropical in the south; cool in the north

Products: rice; fish; motor vehicles, electronic equipment

Capital: Tokyo

Hawaii



Official name: Hawaii

Statehood: August 21, 1959

Size: Land area is 6,423 square miles; eight main islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean

Capital: Honolulu

Population: 1,257,608 as of 2003

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India

*India is the seventh largest country in the world.

*India’s national language is Hindi.

*”Namaste” is how you say hello and goodbye in Hindi.

*India is located in southern Asia.

*Many of India’s kids have to work if their parents or relatives can’t.

Vietnam

*Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia.

*People in Vietnam speak Vietnamese.

*A good place to fish in Vietnam is Ha Long Bay.

*The year 1965 was when the Vietnam War began.

*In 939 A.D., the Vietnamese people seized their independence from the Chinese emperors.

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South Africa-

1.South Africa is hosting the 2010 world cup.

2.South Africa has 11 official languages.

3.The capital of South Africa is Pretoria.

4.South Africa became an independent country in 1910.

5.South Africa has a national park called Kruger national park.



Brazil-

1.The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.

2.The capital of Brazil is Brasilia.

3.Brazil is mostly tropical cooler in the south.

4.Rio De Janeiro, Brazil is hosting the 2016 summer olympics.

5.Brazil is home to one of the biggest rainforests in the world called the Amazon rainforest.

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Fact 1 Norway is the Land of the Midnight Sun. During part of the summer, the sun shines all day and night in the north country.

Vikings were skilled shipbuilders. Their boats are on display in museums in Norway. Fact 2 Norway was called Kingdom of Norway back in there old days. Fact 3 The capital of Norway is Oslo. Fact 4 Norway's major Businesses are Food Processing Petroleum and Natural, Ship building, and Fishing. Fact 5 Norway is 125,181 square mile, Slightly bigger than New Mexico





Russia, Fact 1 Russia has a large fishing industry. It is a major producer of caviar or fish eggs.

Fact 2 The square miles of Russia is 6,562,115 Fact 3 Their currency is labeled Russian Ruble (RUR) Fact 4 The capital is Moscow

Fact 5 The official name of Russia is Russian Federation

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2 Countries and 5 facts about each…


 


 


 


                                                          Hawaii


 1. The land area is 6,423 square miles; eight main islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean


 


2. The Population is 1,257,608 as of 2003.


 


 3. The Time Zone is Hawaii has its own time zone, Hawaiian Standard Time (HST). There is no daylight savings in Hawaii.


 


 


 4.    Some of their Traditions are Hula dancing, luau feasts, surfing and making lei necklaces.


 


5.     One of the foods they eat is… Poi is a Hawaiian staple. It is made from ground up taro root and then cooked into a thick paste.


 


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                        Germany                                                                                                                                     


1.     The Official name is Federal Republic of Germany


2.   The Population of Germany is 82,431,390 as of July 2005


 3. The Agriculture of Germany is Potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbage, cattle and pigs.


 4. The Capital of Germany is Berlin.


 5. The Official Language they speak is German.


 


By: EL


 


 

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Brazil

1. Its population is 198,739,269 people as of July 2009.

2. Its official language is Portuguese.

3. Its capital is Brasilia.

4. It is mostly tropical and as you go to the south more it gets cooler.

5. They produce coffee, soybeans, beef, iron ore, footwear, and motor vehicles.



Russia

1. They have a really good hockey team.

2. Its population is 143,200,000 people.

3. The capital is Moscow.

4. The main language is Russian.

5. Over 100 other languages are spoken there too.

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China

Get to know China! Get the facts about its land, products and people.

Official name: People's Republic of China





Size: 3,705,386 square miles (9,596,960 square kilometers); slightly smaller than the United States





Population: 1,321,851,888 as of July 2007





Capital: Beijing





Official Language: Mandarin, Yue (Cantonese), Wu and several others





Currency: Yuan





Climate: Diverse, from tropical in the south to subarctic in the north



Products: Rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, iron, steel, aluminum, electronics, shoes, textiles, toys, petroleum, cement, chemicals and vehicles

Official name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan





Size: 310,400 square miles (803,940 square kilometers); a little smaller than twice the size of California





Population: 165,803,560 as of July 2006





Capital: Islamabad





Official Language: Urdu and English





Currency: Pakistan rupee





Climate: Mostly hot and dry in the south; mild in the northwest; frigid in the mountains



Products: Cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruit, mutton, textiles and clothes, food, chemicals, paper products, fertilizer





Did you know?:

* Eye-catching designs cover many Pakistani trucks and buses. The mobile art galleries attract passengers and customers.



* Pakistan produces some of the world’s finest fabrics. Each region of the country has its own style of embroidery. Geometric shapes, landscapes and flowers are common patterns.



* Some 70% of Pakistan’s population lives in rural areas.

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http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/wr/0,27955,100430,00.html



Is were I found me information on Japan and Italy.On the next entry.( 5 Facts on Japan and 5 Facts on Italy!

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5 Facts on Japan


1. Did you know Japan’s population is 127,078,679 as of July 2009? The U.S.’s population is 340,831,831. This is over 2 times bigger than Japans Population.


2. In Japanese “thank you” is arigato (ah-ree-gah-toh). Also, did you know that “Do you speak Japanese?” means


Nihongo o hanashimasu ka? (nee-hon-go-o-ha-na-she-mas-ka?). Is that interesting.


3. Japan’s size is 145,883 square miles or 377,835 square kilometers; which is California but slightly smaller.


4. Tropical in the south; cool in the north is Japan’s climate.


5. Mt. Fuji is one site seeing place it is 12,000 ft. and is Japan’s tallest mountains.



5 Facts on Italy


1. One really cool site seeing place to see is Rome because it is the capital, and it is very beautiful.


2. Italy produces grapes, (MMMM, my favorite!) potatoes, grain, olives; machinery; iron and steel; textiles, and ceramics.


3. The climate of Italy is hot and dry in the south and cooler in the far north.


4. The 1st Emperor of the Roman Empire is Augustus which happened in 27 B.C.


5. In Italy fifth grader gets to eat at home for lunch at 1:30 and her family usually eats pasta and tomato sauce, a salad and prosciutto, which is cured ham.


 

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Norway

Did you know?



1.Norway is the Land of the Midnight Sun. During part of the summer, the sun shines all day and night in the north country.

Vikings were skilled shipbuilders. Their boats are on display in museums in Norway.

2.Products: Barley, wheat, potatoes, pork, beef, veal, milk, fish.

3.Official name: Kingdom of Norway.

4.Currency: Norwegian krone.

5.Size: 125,181 square miles; slightly bigger than New Mexico.



Turkey



1.Capital: Ankara

2.Size: 301,381 square miles (780,580 square kilometers); slightly larger than Texas.

3.Official name: Republic of Turkey.

4.Industries: Textiles, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, oil, lumber.

5.Agricultural Products: Tobacco, cotton, grain, olives.

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Norway

Did you know?



1.Norway is the Land of the Midnight Sun. During part of the summer, the sun shines all day and night in the north country.

Vikings were skilled shipbuilders. Their boats are on display in museums in Norway.

2.Products: Barley, wheat, potatoes, pork, beef, veal, milk, fish.

3.Official name: Kingdom of Norway.

4.Currency: Norwegian krone.

5.Size: 125,181 square miles; slightly bigger than New Mexico.



Turkey



1.Capital: Ankara

2.Size: 301,381 square miles (780,580 square kilometers); slightly larger than Texas.

3.Official name: Republic of Turkey.

4.Industries: Textiles, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, oil, lumber.

5.Agricultural Products: Tobacco, cotton, grain, olives.

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Official name: Kingdom of Norway

Norway



Size: 125,181 square miles; slightly bigger than New Mexico





Population: 4,610,820 as of July 2006





Capital: Oslo





Official Language: Norwegian





Canada



Official name: Canada



Size: 3,855,103 square miles (9,984,670 square kilometers); slightly larger than the United States



Population: 33,212,696 as of July 2008



Capital: Ottawa



Official Languages: English and French





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5 facts about Australia





  • The Great Barrier reef is the biggest reef in the world. 


  •  Visitors can explore rain forests or go snorkeling.


  •  Australia’s population is  ,262,641 as of July 2008.


  • 2000:Sydney hosted the Summer Olympic Games


  • 1927:Canberra officially replaces Melbourne as the nation's capital.




5 fatct about Costa Rica





  • 1838:Costa Rica bcame a fully independent country.


  • Costa Rica has more than 1,250 types of butterflies. That's about 10% of all known butterfly species.


  • Climate: Tropical and subtropical with a short dry season and a long rainy season


  • Tortuguero is one of the Costa Rica's most popular national parks. It was created in 1975, as a refuge for nesting sea turtles.


  •  Puntarenas, meaning "sandy point" is the largest province in Costa Rica. It is a long narrow peninsula that stretches into the Gulf of Nicoya


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Germany



1. The official name of Germany is the Federal Republic of Germany

2. Germany’s area is 137,847 square miles, slightly smaller than Montana

3. Some of what Germany produces are potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbage, cattle, and pigs

4. Their climate is Generally mild with cool, cloudy and wet winters and summers

5. The official language of Germany is German









Italy

1. The official name of Italy is the Italian Republic

2. Italy’s area is 116,306 square miles (301,230 square kilometers; slightly larger than Arizona)

3. Some of what Italy produces are grapes, potatoes, grain, olives; machinery; iron and steel; textiles, ceramics

4. Their climate is cooler in far north; hot, dry in south

5. The official language of Italy is Italian

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Greece

1. The Greek language is the oldest language in Europe.

2. The ancient Greek letter "pi" ("P" in English)is written the same way as the math symbol "pi".

3. The city of Athens patron goddess is Athena.

4. Many letters in the ancient Greek language look similar to letters in the English language.

5. The marathon was created in Greece when they won the Battle of the Marathon. According to myth, they sent a soldier in full battle armor 26.2 miles to the city of Athens to spread the news. The soldier ran and died shortly after.





Italy

1. The Italian language is used in Italy. Italian is based on the Latin language.

2.The population is 58,126,306 in Italy (as of July 2009), and its size is slightly larger than Arizona ( 116,306 square miles).

3.Products produced in Italy include grapes, potatoes, olives, iron and steel.

4.In 2008, billionaire Silvio Berlusconi is prime minister once again.

5. In 800 - 600 B.C., Greeks and others settled in Italy.

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