Current Events

In The News Our family discusses current and historical events on a daily basis. Here are some events in the news this week. Use the “further study” topics and links as starting places to conduct your own mini unit studies based on current events topics. Use the additional links and resources at the bottom of the page to search for your own mini unit study topics using current events. Fires in Chile Chile Wildfires in Pictures – National Geographic For further study… Chile Wikipedia Learning About Chile Smokey The Bear Tiger Escape in Italy Tiger Escapes The Circus in Italy …

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The recent earthquakes and the tsunami warnings have prompted some learning on the fly around our house. We were interested as a family to discover more information. Our first question was, “What type of earthquake was it?” So we went to Google to discover the answer. There were lots of resources, but this was the most specific. What type of earthquake hit Chile? Armed with the above information, we searched for more details about that type of earthquake. Here is a web page that explains the various types of earthquakes. Plate Tectonics If you want to take a bit of …

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Earthquakes and Tsunami Warnings!

I read yesterday that there had been an earthquake in Japan. I asked Elisha to look it up for me (early this morning) and see if there was any more news. When he looked up the earthquake in Japan, he discovered that there had been an even bigger earthquake in Chile. After breakfast I was looking up more information on the Chilean earthquake only to discover that the B.C. coast under tsunami warning after massive Chilean earthquake. After further reading, I discovered that there were also tsunami warnings for Hawaii, Japan, and even Russia. If you haven’t heard about the …

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