PEOPLE AND PLACES

PHYSICAL WORLD
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POLITICAL WORLD
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POPULATION
HONG KONG, CHINA
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MAPPING
TIME ZONES
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
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NORTH AMERICA
FACTFILE: NORTH AMERICA
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CANADA, ALASKA, AND GREENLAND
HOW DID ALASKA BECOME PART OF AMERICA?
WHO ARE CANADA’S NATIVE PEOPLES?
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN GREENLAND?
WHY IS CANADA BILINGUAL?
HOW DO CANADIANS COPE WITH THE COLD?
FACTFILE: CANADA, ALASKA, & GREENLAND
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EASTERN US
WHO IS THE CAPITAL NAMED AFTER?
WHAT ARE THE EVERGLADES?
WHY IS THE US KNOWN AS A “MELTING POT”?
WHAT IS THANKSGIVING?
WHY IS THE US SO POWERFUL?
WHY DO ROCKETS BLAST OFF FROM FLORIDA?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODS?
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WESTERN US
HOW FERTILE IS THE WEST COAST?
WHY DOES LOS ANGELES HAVE TROUBLE WITH POLLUTION?
DO AMERICAN INDIANS HAVE THEIR OWN LAND?
WHY IS THE PACIFIC COAST A DANGEROUS AREA TO LIVE IN?
WHAT IS DEATH VALLEY?
WHAT MAKES TEXAS RICH?
CAN YOU SEE THE GRAND CANYON FROM SPACE?
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MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN
WHAT REMAINS OF MAYA AND AZTEC CIVILIZATIONS?
WHAT IS THE DAY OF THE DEAD?
DO NATIVE PEOPLES STILL LIVE IN CENTRAL AMERICA?
WHAT ARE THE CARIBBEAN’S BIGGEST EXPORTS?
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN?
WHY ARE MANY CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES POOR?
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN MEXICO CITY?
FACTFILE: NORTH AMERICA
FACTFILE: CENTRAL AMERICA
FACTFILE: CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
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SOUTH AMERICA
THE ANDES
FACTFILE: SOUTH AMERICA
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NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA
WHAT IS LATIN AMERICA?
HOW DO PEOPLE MAKE A LIVING IN THE ANDES?
HAVE NATURAL RESOURCES HELPED NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA?
ARE ECUADOR’S MANGROVE SWAMPS IN DANGER?
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO SOUTH AMERICA’S RAINFORESTS?
WHAT REMAINS OF THE INCA CIVILIZATION IN SOUTH AMERICA?
WHAT ARE THE LOST WORLDS OF VENEZUELA?
HOW DO THE OTAVALO INDIANS MAKE A LIVING?
FACTFILE: NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA
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SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA
HOW LONG IS THE AMAZON RIVER?
WHAT ARE THE PAMPAS?
WHAT ARE FAVELAS?
DO NATIVE INDIANS STILL LIVE IN THE RAINFORESTS?
WHAT IS SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST SOUTHERLY TOWN?
WHY HAVE SO MANY EUROPEANS SETTLED IN ARGENTINA?
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL DANCE OF ARGENTINA?
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AFRICA
FACTFILE: AFRICA
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NORTH AND WEST AFRICA
WHAT INFLUENCE HAS ISLAM HAD?
WHO LIVES IN THE SAHARA?
WHAT IS DESERTIFICATION?
WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE LIVE NEAR THE COAST?
WHAT CAN YOU BUY IN A SOUK?
WHY IS THE NILE SO IMPORTANT?
WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT THE MOROCCAN CITY OF FEZ?
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EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
HOW CAN THE ANIMALS BE PROTECTED?
WHAT IS THREATENING AFRICA’S WILDLIFE?
HOW DOES THE EQUATOR AFFECT THE LANDSCAPE?
RIFT VALLEY
IS NIGERIA RICH?
WHAT WORK DO PEOPLE DO IN THIS REGION?
WHAT DO LOCAL PEOPLE CALL THE CONGO RIVER?
WHY DOES FAMINE KEEP OCCURRING?
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SOUTHERN AFRICA
CAN ANYONE LIVE IN THE KALAHARI DESERT?
HOW HAVE BORDERS MADE LIFE DIFFICULT?
WHERE ARE GOLD AND DIAMONDS FOUND?
WHAT ARE THE SPRINGBOKS?
WHAT IS APARTHEID?
IS SOUTHERN AFRICA CHANGING?
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EUROPE
FACTFILE: EUROPE
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SCANDINAVIA AND ICELAND
NORWEGIAN FJORD
WHERE DO MOST SCANDINAVIANS LIVE?
WHY IS TIMBER SO IMPORTANT TO FINLAND?
DO SCANDINAVIANS HAVE A GOOD STANDARD OF LIVING?
DO SCANDINAVIANS PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT?
WHERE IS THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN?
WHAT IS LAPLAND?
HOW DOES ICELAND USE ITS ACTIVE VOLCANOES?
FACTFILE: SCANDINAVIA & ICELAND
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BRITISH ISLES
WHY IS LONDON A LEADING FINANCIAL CENTER?
WHY IS IRELAND KNOWN AS THE EMERALD ISLE?
IS THE UK A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY?
WHAT IS GREAT BRITAIN?
WHY DO SO MANY TOURISTS COME HERE?
HOW HAS THE DECLINE IN NORTH SEA OIL AFFECTED JOBS IN SCOTLAND?
HOW DO THE WELSH CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE?
FACTFILE: BRITISH ISLES
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WESTERN EUROPE
WHY DO TOURISTS FLOCK TO THE REGION’S BEACHES?
WHAT DO FARMERS GROW IN ITALY?
WHY IS FRANCE FAMOUS FOR FOOD AND WINE?
WHY IS SWITZERLAND ONE OF THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST COUNTRIES?
WHY DOES THE SMALL ISLAND OF MALTA HAVE AN IMPORTANT SEAPORT?
WHAT IS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST INDEPENDENT STATE?
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CENTRAL EUROPE
HOW DOES SKIING IN THE ALPS DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT?
WHY IS LUXEMBOURG VITAL TO THE EUROPEAN UNION?
WHICH COUNTRIES ARE KNOWN AS THE LOW COUNTRIES?
WHICH COUNTRY IS EUROPE’S LARGEST FLOWER PRODUCER?
HOW HAS REUNIFICATION AFFECTED GERMANY?
WHICH COUNTRIES ARE HEAVILY INDUSTRIALIZED?
WHY IS THE RHINE RIVER SO IMPORTANT TO EUROPE?
FACTFILE: CENTRAL EUROPE
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SOUTHEAST EUROPE
HOW DID THE RECENT CIVIL WAR IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AFFECT THIS REGION?
WHY WAS ALBANIA CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD FOR 50 YEARS?
WHERE IS THE VALLEY OF THE ROSES?
WHICH SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN COUNTRY IS FAMOUS FOR ITS HOT SPRINGS?
WHY ARE CARS OFTEN BANNED FROM ATHENS?
WHICH TWO COUNTRIES ARE SEPARATED BY THE DANUBE RIVER?
WHICH COUNTRY IS MADE UP OF 1,400 SCATTERED ISLANDS?
FACTFILE: SOUTHEAST EUROPE
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EASTERN EUROPE
WHAT ARE THE BALTIC STATES?
WHY WAS THE UKRAINE ONCE KNOWN AS A “BREADBASKET” ?
WHY DO MOST PEOPLE LIVE IN THE EUROPEAN PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (RUSSIA)?
IS RUSSIA RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES?
WHICH PRECIOUS MATERIAL IS FOUND ALONG THE BALTIC COAST?
WHICH CROPS ARE GROWN IN MOLDOVA’S FERTILE FARMLAND?
WHY DO PEOPLE VISIT THE CRIMEA IN THE UKRAINE?
WHERE ARE EUROPE’S LARGEST MARSHLANDS?
FACTFILE: EASTERN EUROPE
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ASIA
MOUNT EVEREST, HIMALAYAS
FACTFILE: ASIA
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RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND CENTRAL ASIA
WHICH ANCIENT CITY IN UZBEKISTAN IS ON THE SILK ROAD?
HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE IN CENTRAL ASIA?
WHERE IS THE WORLD’S LONGEST RAILROAD?
DO MANY PEOPLE LIVE IN SIBERIA?
WHY IS THE ARAL SEA SHRINKING?
FACTFILE: RUSSIAN FEDERATION & CENTRAL ASIA
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WESTERN ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
HOW HAS OIL CHANGED THE GULF REGION?
WHY IS THE MIDDLE EAST CALLED A TROUBLE SPOT?
WHICH TURKISH CITY LIES HALF IN ASIA AND HALF IN EUROPE?
WHERE IS THE LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH?
WHO ARE THE KURDS?
HOW DO DESERT COUNTRIES GET FRESH WATER?
FACTFILE: WESTERN ASIA & MIDDLE EAST
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SOUTHERN ASIA
WHY DO HINDU PILGRIMS GATHER AT VARANASI?
HOW ARE HIKERS DAMAGING THE HIMALAYAS?
WHY IS BANGLADESH PRONE TO FLOODING?
WHICH ISOLATED COUNTRY IS RULED BY THE DRAGON KING?
WHAT IS CITY LIFE LIKE IN INDIA?
WHICH CROP IS IMPORTANT TO SRI LANKA?
HOW DID GREAT BRITAIN INFLUENCE INDIA?
FACTFILE: SOUTHERN ASIA
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EASTERN ASIA
HOW LONG IS THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA?
WHEN WAS HONG KONG A BRITISH COLONY?
WHERE DO CHINA’S 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE?
WHY ARE FISH IMPORTANT TO THE JAPANESE?
WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT THE GOBI DESERT?
WHICH STAPLE FOOD IS GROWN IN THE REGION?
WHY ARE THERE TWO KOREAS?
FACTFILE: EASTERN ASIA
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SOUTHEAST ASIA
HOW DOES DEFORESTATION AFFECT THE REGION?
HOW IS RICE FARMING CHANGING IN THE REGION?
WHICH COUNTRY IS MADE UP OF 13,677 ISLANDS?
WHAT IS THE MAIN RELIGION ON THE MAINLAND?
WHERE IS THE RING OF FIRE?
WHY DOES SOUTHEAST ASIA HAVE A RICH TRADITION OF PERFORMING ARTS?
WHO ARE THE LITTLE TIGERS?
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AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA
FACTFILE: AUSTRALASIA & OCEANIA
FACTFILE: MICRONESIA
FACTFILE: MELANESIA
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
WHICH SPORTS ARE POPULAR IN AUSTRALIA?
WHO LIVES IN AUSTRALIA?
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT AUSTRALIA’S WILDLIFE?
WHICH GIANT DESERT ROCK IS A SACRED SITE?
WHY IS THE GREAT BARRIER REEF UNDER THREAT?
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SHEEP IN THE REGION?
WHO WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND?
WHAT SIGHTS CAN YOU SEE IN NEW ZEALAND’S NATIONAL PARKS?
FACTFILE: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
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ANTARCTICA
WHO OWNS ANTARCTICA?
WHAT DO SCIENTISTS STUDY IN ANTARCTICA?
FACTFILE: ANTARCTICA
ARCTIC
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