I’ve studied a lot of countries around the world because I love knowing facts about places all over the globe.  I’ve visited El Salvador, which is where I was born.  El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America.  It’s in the volcano hammock of Central America.  It lies on a ring of fire.  The main language spoken in El Salvador is Spanish, which I speak.  The national food is pupusas, which are tortillas stuffed with cheese or meat.  El Salvador was explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century. Someday I hope to go back to visit, but I don’t plan to live there.

I’ll stay here and continue to study U.S. history and world geography.  The subjects are interesting.  I like learning about past civilizations, wars, treaties, documents, everything that has to do with culture and human evolution.  One of the recent places I’ve studied is Egypt.  I’m learning about what they’ve contributed to the world intellectually, socially, economically, and religiously.  Three interesting things I’ve learned are 1) the Egyptians discovered a way to preserve the human body through embalming 2) they built the largest pyramids in the world 3) the Pharaohs weren’t elected; their powers were inherited like a monarchy.  Information is endless.

by Manuel, 15

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