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Have you ever noticed the ®, ™, or © symbols next to a company logo and wonder why they’re so important? These small, unnoticeable symbols are actually very important in keeping our economy strong.
It is important to take action against climate change and pollution not only because it puts human communities at risk, but also because it puts animal ecosystems at risk. Here are some of these animals that we need to keep on eye on and protect.
Do you text friends and family with smiley faces and peace signs? If the answer is yes, then chances are you are fluent in a language you did not even know existed - the emoji language.
Learning English is definitely not an easy thing to do. Instead of hitting those language textbooks, try out a more enjoyable alternative and turn on the TV to improve your English skills.
Do you ever go to a museum and feel as if the velvet ropes and glass cases standing between you and the art make the whole experience unenjoyable? If that is the case, then consider going on a field trip to an interactive museum.
Many people believe that Valentine’s Day is a day reserved only for couples and lovers, but in the US the holiday is celebrated by friends too! Introducing Galentine’s Day - a way for girl friends to celebrate their friendship together on Valentine’s Day!
Calling all artists and creators to America House! Have you been wanting to expand your skills in a new and modern way? Do you want to use technology that could help you in a future job? You’re in luck! America House has a new graphic tablet for digital art creation! This type of art takes a lot of practice and is very different from traditional drawing and painting on paper, so make sure you take advantage of this resource.
While going on vacation and travelling is very fun and exciting, there can also be some stressful moments as well. With so many kinds of restaurants in the United States, trying to figure out how to order food in different places can be very confusing (even to Americans!).
Are you having a creative itch lately? Looking for materials or software to design a logo, t-shirt for a new business, or simply explore top-notch technology? Then look no farther than the Makerspace at the America House, where you can find a variety of equipment, software, and materials to use for your latest project.
Muffins are great breakfast food or snack with many different possible flavors. Great for breakfasts or midday snacks, Making these muffins with fruit also provides some extra nutrients to help you meet vitamin and mineral needs.
One of the most iconic Americans that comes to everyone’s mind is Walt Disney, an innovator in animation and theme park design. Alongside his brother Roy, he co-founded Walt Disney Productions, as we know it today! He later went on to found the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks.
Watching thriller and horror movies is a very popular activity to do in October in the United States. The closer it gets to October 31st, the more people crave to watch scary movies and Halloween themed films. From harmless Halloween movies for children and the entire family, to frightful thrillers not for the faint of heart, here is a list of classic Halloween flicks.
Here are five inspiring campaigns from different countries that raise awareness on domestic violence and the tips each campaign offers to those suffering from domestic violence or friends and family who know someone who is going through this.
Halloween is a fun and almost liberating holiday. Since October 31st is drawing near, we have here a brief history and explanation of how Americans celebrate this spooky evening.
Most Americans prefer their snacks with a dip, and may even refuse to eat certain foods without the extra flavor. This post covers a wide variety of dips with different flavors for simple snacks or for more formal events.
Between September and November, there are many fun activities for families, couples, and friends to do together that only happen this time of year! Here are some of the activities and foods that can be seen at these events, in stores, and even in homes!
Throughout history, many of the most influential books in history have been criticized or banned for presenting unpopular opinions, inappropriate material, or revolutionary ideas. Here are 7 books that have been banned in the past 50 years.
While many people just know Hershey for their famous chocolate bars, there is a unique history behind the company and the town. The influence of Milton Hershey can be seen everywhere in his town- it is amazing how much he accomplished!
In most American schools, students can choose to learn a musical instrument and participate in a band, orchestra or chorus. While joining a musical group is not mandatory, they are still very popular; even very small, private schools will have a few! The ensembles allow students to make friends and be involved in a school activity. While the amount of groups that a school has depends on its size and interest from the students, here are some of the most common across the United States.
Steve McCurry is one of America’s finest photographers and photojournalists today, known for his colorful and introspective portraits of individuals from areas of conflict, especially his image, “Afghan Girl”. He focuses on photographing people from different parts of the world and different civil and political conflicts, whether in Afghanistan, Tibet, Lebanon, or former Yugoslavia, and shows the consequences of war and violence on humans.
You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror only to find love handles* where those abs should be. You’re making breakfast, and find yourself spending five minutes opening that jar of jam. You’re walking to work, and notice that by the time you’re done your shirt is drenched in sweat. If any of this sounds like you, it’s time to focus on your fitness and head to the gym! Here are tips and exercises to help get you started.
The Hershey Company is one of the most well-known companies in the United States, and its products are enjoyed all over the world. Its candies cover a large range of flavors and include the famous Hershey’s KISSES, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers, Kit Kats, York Peppermint Patties, and Twizzlers. But how did this almost $19 billion company begin, and how does it influence the town of Hershey?
American pop music is not only heard on radios in the United States, but throughout the whole world. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin to find new artists, and even more difficult to decipher the lyrics if you want to sing along! So, this post has three song recommendations with explanations for some of the lyrics that can be confusing.
Prom is the most anticipated event of an American teenager’s life. It is a rite of passage for many. For others it is a chance to present your best self before you head off to college and into the real world. It is a night full of festivities, from dressing up to dancing, where juniors and seniors in high school enjoy the company of one another and just have fun!
Kerry J. Marshall is an African American contemporary artist who creates colorful, vibrant works of art that draw his audience’s attention towards the richness of black culture. Marshall uses his art to challenge stereotypes and prejudices against black people.
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Are you just beginning to learn English? Did you study English when you were young, but haven't practiced in many years? If so, then we have a new course designed just for you. We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners for a general English course at America House.
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.