Category Archive for: ‘Parents and Home Schoolers’

  • New Training and Marketing Tools

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    The World Trade Press website has a new Training & Marketing area, which contains links to all kinds of tools for promoting World Trade Press products. These include training resources such as product sheets and product slideshows, plus a variety of marketing pieces like press …

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  • World Trade Press Signs Partnerships in Australia and Japan

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    World Trade Press is proud to announce that it recently signed distribution agreements with two highly respected companies: James Bennett in Australia and the Maruzen Company in Japan. These companies will distribute the World Trade Press suite of online resources— including AtoZ World Business, AtoZ …

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  • Feature Added to AtoZ World Culture: Lesson Plans

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    The World Trade Press editorial team has added a set of 54 detailed lesson plans to the AtoZ World Culture online resource. For anyone teaching language arts, social studies, or a related discipline, these lesson plans will be a huge benefit—simplifying class preparation and engaging …

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  • Bird-Watching in the Netherlands

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    Millions of people the world over identify themselves as bird-watchers. I certainly enjoyed bird-watching while on board the steel-hulled boat we rented to cruise the lakes and canals of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. Friesland and the neighboring area of Overijssel are known …

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  • A Yodeling Serenade in Switzerland

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    While having lunch in Bern, Switzerland, last June, we expected to enjoy the cobblestone streets and 15th-century terraced buildings near the café. We expected to savor the food—we had ordered an Alpine specialty called käseschnitte, which is bread sprinkled with white wine, covered with ham, …

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  • Show a Historic Sensibility or Simply Start a Conversation with Antique Maps

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    Vintage maps, including panoramic (bird’s-eye) views, are elegant and historic pieces of art found in many of the country’s best museum collections. These vintage art prints are high-quality digital scans of the actual antique maps. The early days of mapmaking highlighted the pioneering spirit of a bygone …

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  • Liberation in Squares

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    The central squares of great cities are a double-edged sword. A central authority needs places to put itself on display so the people can feel its presence. Then, in times of upheaval, these areas become places where the government must look at its people. Liberation …

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  • How Remote is Xinjiang?

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    Xinjiang, China’s remote western province, is in the headlines with bad news again. The New York Times is reporting on more separatist violence and deaths. I reflect sadly that Xinjiang is just another of those corners of the world that are most often viewed through …

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  • Free Geography Lesson Plan

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    Teach your students the names and locations of the countries of Central Asia with this free geography lesson plan. This lesson is appropriate for students in grades 4 through 12.

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  • Renovated BestCountryReports.com Launches

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    Announcing the New BestCountryReports.com, Updated for 2011 2,800 Updated Reports, 16 Topics, 175 Countries Topics include Business Culture, Travel, and Religion. If you are starting a business, traveling, or just curious about a specific country or region, you will find Best Country Reports to be …

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