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    A hundred and seventy-five years ago European colonist labeled Africa the “Dark Continent.” Whether or not the term was introduced with invidious intent has continually been the subject of much debate among black scholars. The controversy centered on the use of the word “Dark” which Europe, scholars interpreted as being without growth and development. Not that Europe was more developed than Africa, but because the sub -Saharan part of the continent was a complete mystery to Europeans. This notion was due in part by explorers like Dr. David Livingston, Mungo Park and Henry Morton Stanley incomplete reports of African nations aggressive expansion around Sierra Leone, Mali, and Guinea to build and set up stable states . They failed to explain that African nations were involved with their own economic, social, and military evolution. In addition, guns were becoming more essential on the battleground,…

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    Neotectonics In Australia

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    Although, not as noticeable tectonic as it is in some continents, the Australian landscape has be transformed by tectonic forces (Charles and Jennifer, 2004). Australia is a stable continent which is located distant from plate boundaries where they are not disturb by tectonic activities (Johnson,…

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    years ago. In fact, Gondwana broke up and eventually created the continents we know today. These continents are known as Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Indian subcontinent. Just because Gondwana eventually created the continents we know today, does not mean that these continents will stay the same forever. Eventually, there will be different arrangements in an extensive history of continental adjustment. Continents and landmasses on Earth are…

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    Alfred Lothar was a famous scientist and lived from 1880 to 1930. He was born in Berlin, Germany. He got a PhD in astronomy but soon wanted to study meteorology and paleoclimatology. He continued his work in Germany and Austria. He was most famous for his continental drift theory. Alfred Wegener stated his theory in 1912. His theory stated that all the continents were once all joined together but slowly drifted apart as time went on. He called it Pangaea. People did not believe him until the…

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    reflect the light I shine; remind me every place no matter where has someone to call it home. Just next to Greenland is an island much smaller in comparison called Iceland. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavik where thousands of tourists travel to for museums, festivals and attractions such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights. After traveling by these countries, I soak in every scene and want to stay but have to keep moving. Keep moving further east, unable to look back at the…

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    yet been to Africa- for he has so much to look forward to.”- Rich Mullins The continent of Africa is one of the most under recognized and under appreciated gems of the world. In the past, the continent of Africa was seen as barbaric and hopelessly primitive. Many believe the media propaganda that this continent is impoverished and under populated. By taking a deeper look at some often under-represented aspects of this great continent I realized that Africa is a magnificent continent with a…

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    Final Continent

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    In the short story of The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahairi, I would change the premise to a horror/comedy genre. In this adaptation, the narrator arrives at Mrs. Croft’s house in the process of getting his wife Mala to America. However, this is no ordinary house. Miss Croft informs the narrator of strange things happen at this house. He blows it off as paranoia to see if it will scare him off. Unfortunately for Mrs. Croft, he blows it off as a joke. Otherwise, he has not found any…

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    learn about Africa through travelers, who often tell stories about particular areas, not the whole continent, and through school, which does not teach about modern Africa, but a slight insight into the history of Africa. The book Looking for Lovedu, by Ann Jones, suggests that westerners/outsiders are ignorant towards many aspects of Africa. One perception of Africa is that the people are very…

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    Society, delves into the known world and societies within it, at least as of 1997. Diamond wanted to uncover why history unfolded differently on the different continents over the last 13 thousand years, but more importantly he wanted to find the answer without saying that some peoples were superior to others. The question that started this adventure was posed to Diamond by a well-respected figure in New Guinean society, Yali. Yali asked Diamond: “Why is it that you white people developed so much…

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    reasons for exploration and the impact the exploration had. Content Covered: During this lesson, students will identify the continents, oceans, accurately draw a compass rose, and trace their explorer’s route. These skills will help them to examine the exploration in North America by looking at the major land and water routes used by the explorers. Lesson Objectives: • Students will identify the continents and oceans • Students will accurately draw a compass rose • Students will…

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