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GEORGIA URBAN AG & OUTDOOR EXPO! Showcasing Agri-science & Technology

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rance is a European country and one of the oldest nations in the world. Humans and early relatives of humans have lived in France for almost 2 million years. Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons arrived as early as 300,000 B.C. Humans migrated from central Europe, and then Romans took control of the area in 51 B.C. The Romans called the area Gaul. France is named after the Germanic Franks who came to the area, along with other tribes such as the Visigoths and Vandals, around 400 A.D. when Rome started to collapse.

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Today, the country is officially called the French Republic. The capital is Paris. The population is 66,259,012. The official language is French. It is 210,026 square miles, which makes it the largest country in Europe. The major rivers are the Seine, Rhine and Rhone. One fourth of France is covered in forest, and 50 percent is covered in countryside or farmland. France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. More than 75 million people visit every year. The nickname for Paris is “City of Lights.” Paris has a population of 2.2 million people. The motto is “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite,” which means “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” Some of the most famous places to visit in Paris are the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Versailles and the Arc de Triomphe.

The Lascaux Cave is a very special place in France. The cave walls have 600 of some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings and engravings in the world. These cave paintings have made the area a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This means that the area is important to human history and should be carefully preserved and studied. Most of these paintings show animals. The paintings date to 1500 B.C., which is called the Upper Palaeolithic period. The cave was discovered in 1940 when four boys were looking for their lost dog. No one is sure what the paintings mean, but the caves give a unique look in to the lives of ancient humans.

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rcheologists and historians have a difficult job. They work to understand ancient civilizations, but usually the older the civilization, the less evidence and artifacts there are to work with. Ancient humans often used tools made of products like wood, which doesn’t survive hundreds of thousands of years. One thing that has survived is cave paintings. The cave art is so important because it can show us how ancient humans thought in a way that can’t be shown with tools. No one is exactly sure what the paintings are for, but they represent creativity, an ability to learn from the past and an understanding of how symbols work. This sets ancient humans apart from other animals. Scientists call this “higher order consciousness.” • Animals are the most common things depicted in cave art. • Stencils of human hands are also very common. • The oldest cave paintings in Europe are in France; they are 32,000 years old. • The oldest cave painting ever discovered is a red disk. It is 40,800 years old. • Cave art has been found in Indonesia

from 35,400 years ago. One of these pieces of cave art is the oldest example of a hand stencil. This ancient art is usually found in caves because the rock walls protect the art from being destroyed by the erosion and weather. Cave paintings can be found all over the world, anywhere early humans lived. Early humans also used stone or flint tools to engrave art into the hard walls of caves. The oldest depicted animal is of a pig. It is in Indonesia.

Animals are commonly depicted in cave paintings. Some of the most common animals were cave lions, mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses and bears. These were large and dangerous animals. Archeologists believe that these symbols may have had to do with early religion because these animals were not what early humans usually hunted.

NOV. 11 is Veterans Day. It’s a day to honor everyone who has served in the United States military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Some people confuse Memorial Day, which is in May, with Veteran’s Day. Memorial Day honors people who died while serving in the military. Veterans Day honors everyone who has served in the military – and many of them are still living! NOV. 22 is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving started as a celebration to give thanks for the harvest. Today, people still celebrate Thanksgiving with a lot of food and give thanks for everything good in their lives. This year, in America, Thanksgiving is Nov. 22. Many other countries celebrate similar holidays, including Canada, Liberia, the Caribbean Islands, Germany and Japan. library/07/2/l_072_02.html

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Tribe: Marmotini Genus: Marmota Species: M. Marmot


here are 15 species of marmot that can be found all over the world, but each species is unique. The alpine marmot is native to the Alps in Europe. They can be found in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. marmots are small mammals related to squirrels. They have been living in the mountains since the last Ice Age. They are well adapted to living in harsh, cold climates. They have special claws for digging. They burrow into the cold ground and have a thick layer of fur to keep them warm. To avoid the harshest weather, they hibernate.

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They live 400-500 meters above the forest in the mountains. The build burrows in the hard, frozen ground. Alpine marmots are known for being very friendly. They live in small family groups made of a breeding pair and 15-20 of their offspring. Members of the family take turns grooming each other and looking out for predators. Hibernation starts in October and ends in May. Burrows are usually 8-10 feet deep. Families hibernate together. Their body temperature drops from 97 degree to 5 degrees while in hibernation. This temperature drop helps the marmots conserve energy. All of the marmots in a den will wake up every 10 days to warm themselves up a little. During hibernation, they will take 2-3 breaths in a minute. This is a slow breath rate. Adult marmots will cuddle the younger ones to help them control their body temperature.





A marmot’s size changes drastically based on the season. In the early spring, they are small because they have used their stored fats to survive the winter. The average male could weight 3,000 grams and females would weigh 2,900 grams. The marmots use the summer and fall to store as much fat as possible for the winter months. In the fall, the average weight of a male marmot is 4540 grams, and the average female weighs 4355 grams.

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#9 Branden Troock

Forward 24 Years old Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


What does it take to become a member on the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team? You have to be a good person with a good work ethic and a team player to become an Atlanta Gladiator. When, and why, did you first become

I started playing hockey when I was 3 years old because I loved the game and with enough hard work and passion I was able to make it into a career and play professionally. What do you do every day? What’s a typical day on the job? I get to the rink around 8:30, have practice for about an hour to 2 hours, do a work out in the gym and then enjoy the rest of my day! Your job sounds really fun. What’s the hardest part of your job? Hardest part of my job is traveling to away games and being away from home. What’s the scariest or craziest situation that

you’ve encountered as an Atlanta Gladiator? Our bus breaking down on the way to an away game! What’s the best part of your job? Best part of my job is being able to do what I love every day. How has being a player on a minor league hockey team changed since you first started playing hockey?

It went from being something I did as just a sport after school to something I am doing as my job. Would you do any other job if you could? There isn’t anything else I want to do I am doing my dream job and want to keep playing as long as I can. Whenever I cannot play anymore I want to stay in the hockey community. What is your favorite hobby or thing to do

Branden played four years of junior hockey for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League before being drafted into the NHL by the Dallas Stars in 2012. He played three seasons for the Stars organization with the Texas Stars and Idaho Steelheads. He is now with the Gladiators after being acquired via trade last year from Greenville. At the end of last season he led the Gladiators in scoring with 10 points in 10 games. So far this season for Atlanta he is tied for the team lead with four points in six games.

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when you are not working? When I’m not working in the off season I like to go camping and fishing. During season I like to take my dogs to the dog park. What advice would you like to give kids who are interested in becoming a professional hockey player? Never give up and always give it 100%.


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Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presents

The Nutcracker 2018

A Holiday favorite since 1983, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker is a traditionally told story ballet complete with beautiful dancing, colorful sets and costumes, plus a live orchestra accompaniment for most performances. Magic abounds as Herr Drosselmeyer presents young Clara with a toy Nutcracker, setting imaginations ablaze when the toy becomes a live soldier and Clara’s companion on their journey to the Land of Sweets! Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s cast of over 100 dancers offers audiences of all ages a captivating experience to remember forever.


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November 29th – December 16th

Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse – Daily now thru December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

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Kidsville Kitchen The sandwich is the quintessential portable food and one that has scores of incarnations. The modern concept of a sandwich that combines meats, cheeses and vegetables between slices of bread can be traced to 18th-century Europe. The sandwich is purportedly named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Rumor has it that, around 1762, Montagu asked for meat to be served between slices of bread so that he could dine without interrupting his gambling game. Others soon ordered foods served “the same as Sandwich,” and the name has stuck ever since. Many people argue that there is no beating a classic reuben when it comes to sandwiches. A reuben is made of corned beef that is piled high and swiss cheese served on rye or pumpernickel bread. Sauerkraut and Russian dressing give this sandwich its tangy kick. Enjoy a “Classic Reuben Sandwich,” courtesy of Classic Recipes from Boar’s Head®.

Classic Reuben Sandwich

Makes 4 sandwiches

1 pound sauerkraut 2 tablespoons thousand island dressing 8 slices of pumpernickel or dark rye bread 1 pound corned beef, sliced thin 4 slices Swiss cheese Softened butter


Drain, but do not rinse, the sauerkraut and combine with thousand island dressing. Top four halves of the bread with the sauerkraut mixture, then 4 ounces of corned beef, followed by 4 ounces of Swiss cheese. Close with a second slice of bread. Spread the top and bottom of the sandwich with soft butter. Grill on both sides until warmed through and the cheese melts. Serve hot.

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he Louvre was originally built as a castle in 1190 by Phillippe Auguste. He had it built because he wanted to protect Paris as France was about to go to war. When it was built, the Louvre was on the outside of Paris, but the city grew, and now it is located near the center. Most of the French monarchs after Phillippe II continued to expand the Louvre and the royal art collection. Charles V turned the fortress into a palace, and King Henri IV added the Grande Galerie to house the royal art collection. During the French Revolution, the Louvre palace was turned into the Museum of the Louvre.

• The Louvre’s collections grew by 5,000 pieces under Napoleon Bonaparte because the French army took art and archaeological items from the places that it conquered. • Much of the plundered art was returned after Napoleon’s defeat in 1815. • 1993 was the first time the entire Louvre was devoted to being a museum. • The museum was officially created on August 10, 1793. • When it first opened, the museum had 500 paintings. • Today, it is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. • It takes 2,000 employees to maintain the KIDSVILLE SEP 18.pdf 1 museum and the artwork.

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8.8 million people visit every year. It houses 70,000 pieces of art. There are 650,000 feet of gallery space. The Louvre has 380,000 total pieces, but there are not all on display to the public. • The “Mona Lisa,” by Leonardo da Vinci, is only 21 inches x 30 inches. It is the most famous painting in the Louvre. It is protected by body guards and bulletproof glass. • In World War II, the Nazis used the Louvre to store all of their stolen art work. • The Louvre has eight departments: Near Eastern Antiquities; Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; 8/10/18Paintings; 10:27 AMand Prints and Drawings.









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PRESCHOOL Preschool-aged children may exhibit various symptoms that may be indicative of dyslexia. Difficulty learning and remembering the names of letters in the alphabet and an inability to recognize letters in their own names are such symptoms. Children who mispronounce familiar words, continue to speak in “baby talk” and experience trouble learning common nursery rhymes also may be experiencing dyslexia. The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity also notes that dyslexia tends to run in families, so parents who had their own difficulties reading or spelling words should pay special attention to how their children handle these tasks.

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of reading may do so because they are dealing with dyslexia. Another potential indicator is reading errors that show no connection to the sounds of the letters on the page. For example, children who say “puppy” when an illustration on a page is a dog. Difficulty sounding out simple words like “cat” also may indicate dyslexia.

SECOND GRADE THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL Symptoms that appear during these years of a child’s life may include slow, awkward reading; trouble reading familiar words and often compensating by making KINDERGARTEN AND wild guesses because FIRST GRADE the child cannot sound Children in this age group who out the word; and an disappear when it is time to read unwillingness to read out or complain about the difficulty loud. Kids in this age

group who are dealing with dyslexia also may not have a strategy for reading new words. Children in this age group also may exhibit signs of dyslexia through their speech. For example, the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity says some may search for a specific word only to end up using a vague term, such as “stuff.” Hesitation when speaking and language peppered with “um’s” is another potential indicator that a child might be dyslexic. Dyslexia cannot be cured, but it can be overcome. Early screening, diagnosis and intervention can help young people become successful adults. More information is available at www.dyslexia.yale. edu.

The most popular electric car model of 2018 is the BAIC EC-Series. Manufactured in China, the BAIC EC-Series sold more than 15,000 units in January and February of 2018, unseating the Nissan Leaf as the most popular electric car across the globe. However, the Leaf remains popular as electric car buyers made it the second most popular electric car model in the world in the first few months of 2018. The Leaf also remains the best-selling electric car in the world since it was first introduced in 2010, a function of its performance as well as its widespread availability. For electric car buyers with some money to spend, the third most popular model of 2018, the Tesla Model S might do the job. Starting at around $75,000, the Model S can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds, and its 100 kWh battery allows it to run 315 miles before needing to be recharged. Coolray Field Home of the Gwinnett Stripers 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, Georgia COME RECYCLE!


Learning disabilities can make it difficult for kids to reach their full potential. Such disabilities can sometimes be hard to spot, and youngsters might be hesitant to self-report symptoms or problems they’re experiencing out of shame or a fear of being seen as different from their classmates. Dyslexia, which the Child Mind® Institute notes is now part of the diagnosis “specific learning disorder,” an umbrella term that groups together reading, writing and math disorders, is one type of learning disability that can compromise students’ abilities to perform in the classroom. The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity notes that the signs of dyslexia can appear as early as preschool. Such signs may differ depending on the age of the child, but parents can look for the following ones that might indicate the presence of dyslexia.

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“Smallfoot” is a really good animated movie with fun characters and some amazing songs. I might even call it a musical.


Birthday Party DECEMBER 15, 2018 | 10:00am – 2:00pm Hudgens Center for Art & Learning Presented by :

You’re invited to celebrate Gwinnett’s bicentennial with vibrant birthday traditions from cultures around our county! Activities include birthday fanfare, cultural crafts, performances from around the world, storytelling, an interactive globe where kids can leave their thumbprint, food trucks, and much more!


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The story of Smallfoot is told by the many scenes and lots of songs. There’s a Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum), who is sweet and nice, but he gets kicked out of his village by the leader, The Stonekeeper. Migo is banished because he told the Yeti village that he saw a monster called a Smallfoot. As you might guess, a Smallfoot is a human. Yetis believe that humans are fairytale creatures, but Migo saw one in real life. Nobody believes that Migo had a Smallfoot sighting.

I love the scenery in this film because it is all snowy. The story takes place in the Himalayas. I found the story interesting because it takes place way up in the mountains where old fables are told. I like the silly beliefs that the Yetis have, such as believing the sun is a giant snail and that memories hold up mountains. There are so many creative little things like that throughout the whole movie, which really held my attention. The music soundtrack is awesome! I’ve already downloaded it. The music is one of the best parts of the movie.

This film is for everybody, especially kids like me who are really into adventure. I Migo really did see a Smallfoot, though, recommend it for ages 5 to 18, as well and the movie follows him as he tries to as adults. I think parents will like it. It has prove himself. At the same time, it shows some really funny humor and is like a the story of the Smallfoot, whose name is musical comedy delight. Percy (James Corden). Percy is a TV Host who needs a big story to save his show Photos: © Warner Bros Entertainment. from being cancelled. All Rights Reserved

In Jamaica, it’s tradition for family and friends to celebrate loved ones’ birthdays by throwing flour at the birthday boy or girl! Different cultures celebrate birthdays in different ways, and you can learn about some of the celebrations at Gwinnett’s Family Cultural Birthday Part y on December 15 at the Hudgens Center for Art and Learning from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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ne of the oldest traditions in human history is competing to see who can throw or roll an object the closest to a marker. This type of game has been played in the Mediterranean for centuries. In Italy it is called bacci, and in France it is called boules. Pétanque is a version of this tradition that dates back to around 1910. Jules LeNoir invented this version after he was paralyzed from the waist down. He was an excellent boules player, but he couldn’t play the traditional versions of the game in his wheel chair. He changed the rules a little and created Pétanque so that he could continue to play.

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To play there should be two teams. Teams can be made of 1-3 players. Players also need six steel balls, one small wooden ball and a large outdoor space in which to play. The balls should be marked so that they can be told apart. The best space to play is hard, packed earth covered in sand or gravel. Each team should claim three of the steel balls. Team A should draw a circle in the sand. This is called a le rond. All players must keep both feet in the le rond when they throw. From the le rond, Team A should toss the wooden ball called the cochonnet. The farther away they throw the cochonnet, the harder the game will be. Team A then throws their boule towards the cochonnet. Team B throws its boules and tries to place them closer to the cochonnet than the other team. The team with the boule closest to the cochonnet gets a point. It also gets a point for every other boule they have closer to the wooden ball than the other teams closest boule.

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