Dual Language SchoolsBiliteracy Word of the Week

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Do You Like Your Beach Sandy or Rocky? How Different Languages Name the Word Beach
The beach is the only place on planet Earth where most people think of being on a hot summer day. Beaches are geographic ter ...
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Hot, Dry, or Good: Summer Around the World
This week will be the beginning of summer. This Friday, the twenty-first, to be exact. That day is supposed to have the long ...
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Papa, Can You Hear Me?
A month ago, the Biliteracy Word of the Week presented the word mother. This week, in honor of Father’s Day, we will exp ...
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Cheeses of the World
Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, there was a nomad traveling through the desert on a camel. He was carrying a wines ...
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How School Changed from a Place of Leisure to One of Education
In the United States, school ends anywhere from late May to mid-June. Students of all ages are very excited to leave school ...
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Remembering Fallen Soldiers Around the World
Memorial Day is upon us, and with it comes barbecue parties, parades, and the beginning of the summer season. However, let u ...
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Older or Younger, Male or Female: Not All “Brothers” Are the Same Around the World
In honor of National Brother Day this May 24, we dedicate this article to all brothers. Throughout human history, men who ...
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Mamma: The Universal Sound of Mother
Nothing is as universal as a mother. When babies attempt to produce sound from their little mouths (speech), they normally p ...
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Hats and Culture—Different Hats for Different Occasions
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s word will be about hats. Hats and headgears have been used by humans since ancient ...
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Achoo! “Bless You” and Other Expressions Around the World
Sneezing. The physical response to irritating particles that invade the nasal cavity, triggering one to take a fast, deep br ...
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The Easter Rabbit and Other Rabbit Figures
Easter is the time for family get-togethers, picnics at the park, and church events. It is a time for children to dress in t ...
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The Dollar: From a German Coin to the Most Powerful Currency in the World
There are only a couple of days left until taxes are due. As everyone is working themselves up trying to get their taxes rea ...
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Laugher Around the World
April's Fools is commemorated by doing pranks on friends and family, all to get a good laugh at the expense of another. Laught ...
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Spring Around the World
Spring evokes new beginnings. It is the end of winter and the beginning of life. Spring, which usually falls around the ninete ...
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In the Land of Leprechauns and Other Creatures
This March 2019 is replete with festivities. We went over Carnival last week, and now, we are diving into the culture of Irela ...
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Taking away the Meat
Music, dance, masks, and revelry: the words that come to mind this carnival season. Cities around the world put daily-life act ...
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Lights, Camera, Action!
Flashing lights, sparkling gowns, the red carpet… This past Sunday was the Academy Awards ceremony, where films of the past ...
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How to Become a "Chief"
In honor of Presidents' Day, today we will look at the word 'chief.' The word 'chief' is used in many ways to denote a person ...
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Candy: A Sweet and Short Story
Candy, or sweets, is a child's favorite delicacy. From lollipops to chocolate—yes, chocolate falls under the 'candy/sweets' ...
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Tea, Chai, Camellia; One Plant, Many Words
From the mountainous region of Southwest China, across the perilous oceans to the dainty tea rooms of London, and to the lazy ...
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The Troubled History and Journey of “Cotton”
Cotton is a fiber that grows on a shrub. Archeologists have found evidence that the peoples in Mesoamerica, in what is today Mex ...
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How Did the Ox Start the Alphabet?
There are many things in our daily life that we take for granted. In most societies of the modern world, literacy, the ability ...
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Potato
Potatoes are one of the most consumed foods in the world. Fried, baked, roasted, boiled; there's a multitude of ways to eat th ...