Our Strange New Land

Today I will write about a My America Series Book called Our Strange New Land. It is a book about a 12 year old girl named Elizabeth, [or maybe she is 13 or 11.]  She is coming on a ship from England. The ship is not the Mayflower though. The Mayflower’s story took place in 1620. Elizabeth’s story took place before that, in 1609. Elizabeth twin brother named Caleb,  had infected lungs. Caleb had to stay in England. He would set sail to the new world in spring 1610.  Elizabeth had took his drawing book and brought it on her adventure as her diary. She wrote to Caleb almost everyday in the notebook.

On the ship Elizabeth, met a girl that looked almost like her. Her name was Jessie. Jessie’s mother died in the new world, which made Jessie so upset.  Jessie and Elizabeth hated the boys who lived next to them. They always teased Jessie and Elizabeth. One time Elizabeth writes about finding a big dead black snake. They planned revenge on the boys. While they were sleeping. Jessie and Elizabeth slipped into one of the boys rooms, they put the snake next to one of the boys. In the the morning the Jessie and Elizabeth woke up from a scream. Jessie and Elizabeth looked at each other and laughed. The two girls become friends with an Indian girl,  Pocahontas. One day Elizabeth’s mother had a baby girl. They named her Abigail.

When the leader of the town, John Smith, goes out to find food, Elizabeth’s father is left in charge. When John Smith got back, his leg was burnt from a explosion on a boat. John Smith has to go back to England. Jessie has to go back to England as well. Elizabeth is heart broken. What will happen to Elizabeth and Jessie? Find out in Our Strange New Land and Starving Time.

Albania

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Albanian flag

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Albanian map

Today I will blog about Albania. Albania is a country in Europe. Its capital is Tirane. It’s official language is Albanian.  Its  Agriculture goods are beef, corn, grapes, milk, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat Its mining goods are chromate, copper, natural gas, and petroleum.  Its manufacturing goods are cement, food products, and textiles. It’s money unit is lek and it’s form of  government is democracy. It’s climate is warm, dry, summers and mild. It’s winter is wet along the coast and moderate in the mountains.

The area of Albania is 11,000. The population of Albania is 3,248,000. The lowest point in Albania is Sea level. The highest point in Albania is Mount Korab which is 9,068. The life expectancy for men is 73. The life expectancy for woman is 78. Some famous places in Albania are the Alps, Duntrint, Durres, Gjiokansten, Kruja, and Petrela Castle. Finally, the armed forces is 14,300. Well that is some stuff about Albania. Stay tuned for more

Your World Blogger,

Mara

Afghanistan

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Today I am going to talk about a country in Asia called Afghanistan. First, the capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. The official languages in Afghanistan  are Pashto and Dari.  Afghanistan’s official name is Da Afghanistan Enteqali Islami Daulat [ in Pashto] and Daulat e Enteqali Islami Afghanistan [ in Dari.] Both mean Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The climate in Afghanistan is, Cold winter, hot, dry summers. The form of government in Afghanistan is Islamic Republic. Money in Afghanistan is Afghani.  Afghanistan’s national anthem is Soroud-e-Melli, “Hymn of the People.”

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Afghanistan’s Coat of Arms and Flag

Some of Afghanistan’s mining goods are coal, natural gas, and lapis lazuli. Some of Afghanistan’s manufacturing goods are carpets, cement, leather goods, and processed  food. Afghanistan’s  Agriculture goods are barley, corn, cotton, fruits, Karakul Skins, mutton, nuts, rice, vegetables, wheat, and wool.  The highest point in Afghanistan is Nowshak which is 24, 557 feet. The lowest point in Afghanistan is Sistan Basin which is 1, 640 feet.

The head of the state is President and the Head of the Government is also the President. The population in Afghanistan is 35,153,000. The area of Afghanistan is 251,827sq m. The life expectancy for men in Afghanistan is  48. The life expectancy for woman in Afghanistan is 49.  For armed forces it is 53, 400 people. Finally, some famous places in Afghanistan are Balkh, Bamiyah Vally, and Band – e- Amir National Park. Well as you can see, there are lots of interesting things about Afghanistan. Good bye for now.

Your blogger,

Mara