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A Short History of Thanksgiving

Here’s a short video from the History Channel about Thanksgiving. After you finish, take the quiz to test your comprehension:

 

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A Short History of Halloween

Here’s a short history of Halloween brought to you by the History Channel – don’t be afraid to watch it more than once to catch all the details!

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More Writing About Mom

Now it’s Class 2P’s turn to share their mom stories. Read one below and remember to take the quiz afterwards in order to test your comprehension.

Ling Ling Zhao

The Queen in My Family

My mother is a queen in my family, because she has the supreme power in my house. Everybody must listen to her and follow her way. If you do not, you will be punished, including my father.

My mother is average weight and average height. My father is ten years older than her. When they stayed together the people all said, “Oh, your wife looks very young and beautiful!” When she heard that, she always said, “See! You are so lucky that you can get married with me!” We thought she was very narcissistic.

My mother is a talkative woman. Sometimes we felt she was very annoying. She always argued with my father. It was very funny to see them. My mother was taller than my father. When they argued, my mother always used her finger and pointed at my father’s head and my father looked like a kid who did something wrong. That was why he always lost.

But we still love her, because it was not easy to raise four children. Nobody helped her to take care of us. She was the first person who got up and she did all the housework every day. We knew she was very exhausted but she didn’t say anything.

Right now I am a mother, so I know how my mother felt. She is a great mother in my heart, and I hope my kids will love me as I love my mother.

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Writing About Mom

Class 3A recently wrote about their moms. Read one below and then take the quiz afterwards to test your understanding:

Sunmi Wei

My Mom

“Feifei, I go to school,” I said when I was a student. “Feifei, I go to work,” I said when I was a worker. “Feifei, I am so happy!” I said when I got a good grade or got my first job. “Feifei, I am so sad today,” I said when I had some problems in my life. Feifei is my mom; she is my best friend too. Feifei is her nickname. I love to call her by her nickname because her friends do it. She has short, straight black hair. She is fat but she is active. She loves to travel but she doesn’t like to spend money.

Feifei is strict about my studies and my life. I remember when I was a high school student, it was New Year and I had a date with my classmates to celebrate at midnight. Feifei was angry with me. She called me many times but I didn’t want to reply to her. When I got home, I was locked outside. Then I rang the doorbell but nobody answered me. I sat on the ground near the door all night. At 8:00 in the morning, Feifei opened the door. When I saw her, I cried. I felt sorry because she looked worried and upset. I couldn’t sleep all night and she couldn’t sleep either. I never did something like that again.

I am living in the USA now but we still keep in contact. I chat with her on WeChat every day. We always share interesting things in our lives. I love my mom.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

To help you learn more about American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., esolcourses.com has provided a video and interactive quiz. Just click here or on the image below to begin:

 

 

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