All Posts by JULIET MARTIN

What is writing and why is it important?

Writing is a way of communicating, like speech. When we speak, we use sounds to communicate; when we write, we use visual symbols. The invention of writing was a great advancement for human societies. Written communication can last for thousands of years, and can be transported across the world. HISTORY

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How does language make us human?

We use language every day without thinking about it. We speak, read, and maybe even think in our language. If we consider what language is and how it works, we realise that it is an incredible ability. It makes us different from all other animals on Earth. WHAT IS HUMAN

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What is family and kinship?

A family or kinship group is a unit of people. These people can be linked together in different ways, such as by blood (birth), marriage, adoption, or where they live. Forming groups is part of human nature, because they can benefit the individual, the clan, and the community. KINSHIP Kinship

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The Importance of Public Speaking

Most people have heard a public speaker before. Learning to speak in public can be a powerful skill. WHAT IS PUBLIC SPEAKING? Public speaking means speaking to an audience. This could be at school, at work, in a local council, or even at very important international events. Speeches can educate,

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Africa’s Mangroves

Mangroves are an incredible natural resource. They are some of the richest environments on the planet. Around 19% of the world’s mangroves are found in Africa, across the East and West coasts. They are hugely valuable to coastal communities. WHAT IS A MANGROVE? A mangrove is a type of wetland,

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How Can the Great Green Wall Help Africa?

The Great Green Wall project is an exciting and ground-breaking idea which aims to tackle one of the biggest threats facing Africa’s environment. If successful, the project will improve the lives of millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. DESERTIFICATION IN AFRICA Desertification is one of the biggest threats to Africa’s

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What is sustainability and why is it important

Sustainability means achieving a balance between human processes and natural processes. For example, it means not using up natural resources quicker than they are being replaced. By choosing sustainable processes, we protect the environment and ensure that it will continue to support us in the future. SUSTAINABLE FARMING Farming is

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