Walk Through History

Hello everybody! It’s Mara here, and today I’m doing a post on a play that we are doing at school! Enjoy!

In our social studies class, we are doing a play called Walk Through History, that stars all of us 5th graders. Each 5th grader has a part. Walk Through History shows everything that we learned in social studies this year. I got assigned to the part of Paul Revere! I’m super excited I got a big part. I star in Scene 16 of the play. My lines are:

Oh, and I on the opposite shore will be. All right, I will not forget.

Look! Across the river!! Two lanterns! The British are coming by sea, I must wake the minutemen and warn the Sons of Liberty. The British are coming! The regulars are on the way! We must defend ourselves today!

We have to memorize all of our lines and bring in our own costumes. I’m wearing a blue tunic with 3/4 sleeves and some ruffles as well as some black capris. I’m really excited. I hope you enjoyed this short quick post. Bye for now!



Cool Facts About Christopher Columbus

Hi everyone! It’s Mara here, and today my post is about some cool facts about Christopher Columbus. Why am I doing a post on Christopher Columbus all of sudden? Well, today in social studies we were studying Christopher Columbus. We were assigned 3 pages of questions and had to read pages 72 – 88 in our text books. It was hard and it took a long time but in the end I was glad we had been assigned this homework, because I had learned so much more about Christopher Columbus. Today, I’m going to share some of this interesting facts with you! I hope you enjoy them!

  1. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy
  2. Christopher Columbus was inspired to become an explorer because of Marco Polo’s book.
  3. Christopher Columbus asked many kings and queens of Europe to fund his 1st trip to “China.”
  4. Christopher Columbus brought 17 ships and 1,200 men on his 2nd voyage to the new world.
  5. On Christopher’s 1st voyage to America he brought 3 ships The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria.
  6. Christopher faced a large meadow of slimy seaweed while in the Sargasso Sea on his 1st journey.
  7. Once Christopher reached “China” he realized it wasn’t China, and then he thought he had landed in the Indies [Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.]
  8. Christopher Columbus started an Agricultural Revolution.
  9. One of questions in our packet asked “Columbus never brought back gold and silver but he did bring back lots of vegetables. Some Europeans say that this was more important than any gold Columbus could have brought back. Why do you think they say that?” I responded in my answer, “well health is worth way more than gold. The stuff that the Europeans had been eating was probably quite unhealthy. After, they got the fresh and healthy vegetables, they would be healthier.
  10. Columbus believed South America was the Garden of Eden from The Bible.
  11. The enemy that attacked Columbus and his crew on Columbus 4th journey was worms. Yes, worms they ate through the bottom of Columbus’s boats, and they weren’t able to sail anymore
  12. I believe that the most important thing Columbus did was bringing back more healthy foods to Europe.


I gained lots of facts while doing this packet. I hope you learned a few things as well. Bye for now!


The Colorado River

The Colorado River flows through Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Mexico. The Colorado is endangered though. It brings water to 360 million people. The Colorado River is the most endangered river in America. To many people have moved there and the Colorado River doesn’t have enough water for everyone. The Colorado River is like the American Nile. We need to take action. Water is more precious than gold. You can live without gold but you can’t live without water. Some ideas for saving water are below. If you live in a different country you can still use the ideas to prevent this happening to your country.

1. Take a 5 minute shower

2. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth

3. Go to a carwash instead of washing your car on your own

4. Maybe get a low flush toilet installed

5. If you’re waiting for your shower to heat up maybe collect the water that falls. You can use that water to water your plants or garden.

6. If it rains you can put buckets outside to collect the rain and use it to water plants or a garden

Those are a few ideas. There are 10 other endangered rivers in America I know of. I will list them below.

1. Black Warrior – Alabama

2. Boundary – Minnesota

3. Catawba – North Carolina and South Carolina

4. Flint – Georgia

5. Kootenai – British Colombia, Montana, and Idaho

6.  Little Plover – Wisconsin

7. Merced – California

8. Niobrara – Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming

9.  Rough and Ready – Oregon

10. San Saba – Texas

Those are some others. I hope everyone can start helping.

Your Environmentalist,




Albanian flag


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

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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.”


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.

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Greek Myths, Demeter and Persephone

Leighton depicts Hermes helping Persephone to ...

Leighton depicts Hermes helping Persephone to return to her mother Demeter after Zeus forced Hades to return Persepone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will tell you about Ch. 2 of Greek Myths  ‘Demeter and Persephone’. Well Hades really wants to marry Persephone. So one day while Persephone is out picking flowers when Hades comes up from the underworld he grabs Persephone and takes her with him back into the underworld. Demeter, her mother, is panicking. She is asking everyone where Persephone is but no one tells Demeter.  It is too sad. She finally went to Apollo who saw everything. He told Demeter Persephone was in the underworld. Finally Hermes comes to get Persephone. Demeter is so happy only then something happens that make them so sad. You can find out what that is in Greek Myths.

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Greek Myths, War Among the Gods

The mythical Mount Olympus in northern Greece....

The mythical Mount Olympus in northern Greece. View from the town of Litochoro, in the roots of Olympus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that you know about the gods I will tell you a little bit about Ch 1 of Greek Myths. The first chapter is War Among the Gods. Well Cronus hears that someday one of his sons will overthrow him. So every time a son is born Cronus puts them jail.  Rhea, Cronus’s wife, tricks Cronus and doesn’t tell him that she had a son. She sends her son Zeus to a island. Zeus wants to overthrow Cronus and all other titans so he visits Atlas  and Prometheus. Atlas won’t help him though. Only Prometheus said “release the no name 50 headed 100 handed monster from the underworld. So Zeus did. Zeus, the monster, his brothers and sisters fought a long battle all the titans finally end up in chains the underworld.  The gods find the perfect place to live – Mount Olympus. The rest is for you to discover in Greek Myths.

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