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Monday, August 21, 2017

Historical Snapshots

Pyramids (photo: Yasin Hassan).

A Learning Family explores key events, people and places in world history. These snapshots represent key moments in history that shaped the modern world. Kids develop a basic cultural literacy of world history within this learning sandbox. 


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