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What Is Personal Information?

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Personal information identifies who we are, where we live, and how family, friends and others can find us to talk to us or come over and visit us. Personal information can help us communicate with others, but we have to be careful with that information when on the computer.

Peg+Cat | Eid-Al-Adha Adventure

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Join Peg+Cat as they learn about the Muslim holiday Eid-Al-Adha from their friends Yasmina and Amir. In addition to exploring how Muslim's celebrate the holiday, students also explore the mathematical concepts of less than (<) and more than (>), fractions, and how to create equal amounts.

A companion book is available for purchase on the Candlewick Press website here.

For more resources like this, see the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

Pourquoi Stories | Jakers!

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This video segment from Jakers features a storyteller who tells a Pourquoi story about a spider. Pourquoi is the French word for "why". Pourquoi stories try to explain in an entertaining way why something happens or why things are the way they are, especially in nature. This lively story is about Anansi the Spider, a popular character in African folklore. We hear an imaginary tale that tries to explain why the lowest part of a spider's body is so big. Could it really be because of the plan the greedy spider Anansi came up with to eat two feasts in one day?

Clubhouse Expert: Living History Farms | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Meet Clubhouse experts from Living History Farms! In this segment, kids visit the historical farm and get their hands dirty while doing chores like shelling and grinding corn, feeding pigs and doing laundry all while learning about the history of agriculture in Iowa.

Profiles of the American West: Chief Iron Eye - How the West is Fun

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Chief Iron Eye and his family kept Salish traditions alive. In the Salish tradition, the "family unit" extends to the entire tribe, not just father, mother, and children.

Scandinavian Traditions | Lutefisk

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Traditional food and cooking methods is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.