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What Do the Countries in Red Have Common?

Just click on the map for a larger view:

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To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Website Spotlight: Geography Quiz

Brush up on your geography with this fun website from Lizard Point – either click here or on the image below to go there:

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We Are From…

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University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students and staff are from 27 different countries!:

Argentina

Bangladesh

China

Colombia

The Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Guatemala

Haiti

Hungary

Kazahkstan

Mexico

Morocco

Myanmar

Panama

Peru

Russia

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

The United States

Vietnam

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My Life as a Military Brat

This post is brought to you by Class 2A & 2B teacher Regina. After you read, take the quiz to test your comprehension:

Life as a Military Brat

When people ask me, “Where are you from?” I don’t know how to answer the question. This is because I come from a military family. My father worked for the US military. People who work for the military have to move often. As a result, their families also move with them. I was a military brat. A military brat is a phrase used in the US to describe children of parents who are in the military.

I have lived in many different places around the US and the world with my family. Many people ask me if I liked moving around so much. I always say, “yes!” It is fun to travel, to meet new people, and to try new things.

Here’s a map of the states I lived in:

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Regions of the USA:

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Here’s a map of the countries I lived in.

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Continents of the world:

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In addition to moving a lot as a child, I was also raised by parents from two different backgrounds. My mother was born and raised in a big city in South Korea, and my father was born and raised on a farm in South Dakota. They met in South Korea when my father was working there. Here’s a picture from their wedding day in traditional Korean clothes. (They look so young!)

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Overall, I think it was fun to be a military brat. When I was young, I did not understand why we had to move. It was difficult to say goodbye to people I grew to love. However, there were always new people and places to learn about. It was also fun growing up in a multi-cultural home. My brother and I grew up with two very different cultures that were mixed together. Our family made our own culture as a military family and as Korean-Americans.

I think it would be difficult to be a military brat now since the US is involved in war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many military members are gone for 6-12 months at a time, and must return to war many times after. I know it must be very difficult for them and their families. I was lucky that my father did not go to war while we were growing up.

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