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Title: Kwanzaa Celebration

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  • Kwanzaa Celebration
  • This African American family is taking part in
    mishumaa, the practice of lighting one candle on
    each day of Kwanzaa, a holiday in late December.
    Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa represents one
    of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles), which
    emphasize the commitment to family, community,
    and culture. The African American activist and
    scholar Maulana Karenga developed Kwanzaa in
    1966, and it is celebrated in a number of

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  • Italian Street Festival
  • Crowds fill the narrow streets of Boston's North
    End during a festival. This largely Italian
    neighborhood is the scene of colorful
    celebrations during the summer months.

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  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican military
    victory over invading French troops on May 5,
    1862. Today, Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican
    culture and heritage. Members of the Mexican
    American community in Denver, Colorado, shown
    here, observe Cinco de Mayo with traditional
    Mexican music, dance, and dress.

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  • Hula Dancing
  • Hawaiian dancers perform the hula, a traditional
    dance of the indigenous Hawaiian culture.
    Originally a religious dance, the hula changed
    dramatically after foreign missionaries converted
    most of the islanders to Christianity. Although a
    few groups still preserve the original religious
    nature of hula traditions, most modern versions
    of the dance use the winding movements of the
    dancers to tell a story.

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  • Inuit Ice Fishing
  • The Inuit ethnic group, who live in the coastal
    areas of Alaska, have a diet that consists mainly
    of fish and seals. They also use seals, whales,
    and related sea mammals as a source of clothing,
    building materials, and fuel for light and heat.
    Shown here is an Inuit man ice fishing.

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  • Jewish Seder
  • Religious observances provide an opportunity for
    Jewish Americans to come together as a community.
    The Seder, a ritual meal held during the Passover
    festival, celebrates the exodus of the ancient
    Jews from captivity in Egypt. During the Seder,
    participants eat foods symbolizing various
    aspects of the Jews experiences as slaves in
    Egypt. Relating a great event in Jewish history
    to the contemporary experience of Jewish
    Americans, the Seder helps preserve Jewish

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  • Amish Barn-Raising
  • Resisting the influences of modern technology,
    Amish people in such states as Pennsylvania and
    Ohio continue to raise buildings without power
    tools. They also ride in horse-drawn buggies and
    follow long-established agricultural methods. The
    Amish are descended from German Protestant
    immigrants who established communities based on
    strict religious prinicipals. Because the Amish
    remained somewhat isolated from mainstream
    society, they have maintained traditional
    folkways, crafts, and culture.

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  • Saint Patrick's Day Celebration
  • Every year on March 17, Irish Americans celebrate
    Saint Patricks Day with parades and pageantry.
    The holiday honors the man who brought
    Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century.
    According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three
    leaves of the shamrock to explain the Christian
    doctrine of the Trinity. Leprechauns, a mythical
    race of elves who bestow their hidden treasure on
    anyone who can catch them, symbolize the famous
    luck of the Irish

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  • German Americans
  • The images of German culture that are most
    familiar to the majority of Americans derive in
    large part from Bavaria, a mountainous region of
    southern Germany. Tourists flock to see German
    folk dancing in the Bavarian theme village of
    Leavenworth, Washington. Many aspects of German
    culture in the United States were suppressed
    during Word War I (1914-1918) and World War II
    (1939-1945), when anti-German sentiment swept the

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  • Russian Cathederal, Sitka
  • Saint Michaels Cathedral in Sitka, in
    southeastern Alaska, stands as a monument to this
    frontiers rich cultural history. The city was
    founded by Russian fur traders in the early 1800s
    and remained under Russian control until 1867,
    when the United States purchased the Alaska
    territory from Russia.

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  • Little Havana, Miami
  • Beginning in the 1960s, Cuban refugees
    established communities throughout southern
    Florida. The most famous of these neighborhoods
    is Little Havana in Miami. Little Havana is
    renowned for its vibrant street life, exemplified
    by these Cuban American men playing dominoes in
    the neighorhood's Máximo Gómez Park. The mural in
    the background depicts the leaders of various
    nations in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • Scandinavian Immigrants
  • Of the thousands of immigrants who arrived in
    Minnesota during the latter half of the 19th
    century, a majority came from Scandinavia. Many
    became successful loggers and farmers during the
    states economic boom. Here, a family of Swedish
    Americans takes a lunch break during harvest time.

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  • Native American Dance, New Mexico
  • Many Native American communities in the
    southwestern United States seek to preserve and
    promote their history and heritage through
    ceremonial expressions. This Pueblo dancer
    celebrates Feast Day at the Santa Clara village
    in Espanola, New Mexico.

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  • Vietnamese American Fisherman
  • In the 1970s and 1980s many Vietnamese refugees
    sought work in the fishing industry in California
    and the Gulf Coast states. This Vietnamese
    American fishman displays samples of the day's
    catch at the Berkeley Marina in California.

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  • Panasonic video-tape is guaranteed fungus-free
    and ultra-clear.
  • ultra-red ultra-violet
  • ultra-leftist ultra-reactionary
  • ultra-nationalism

  • The Hispanic American community is a mix of
    subgroups with roots in various countries of
    Latin America, such as Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico,
    the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua,
    Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama. Official
    U.S. government documents and the
    English-speaking media typically use the term
    Hispanic when referring to the larger community
    comprised of these varied national groups.
    Spanish-language radio and television stations
    generally use the terms Hispano or Latino. Many
    Hispanic Americans are uncomfortable with all of
    these broad categories and prefer more specific
    designations, such as Cuban American or Mexican

  • Mexican War, conflict between the United States
    and Mexico, lasting from 1846 to 1848. The war
    resulted in a decisive U.S. victory and forced
    Mexico to relinquish all claims to approximately
    half its national territory. Mexico had already
    lost control of much of its northeastern
    territory as a result of the Texas Revolution
    (1835-1836). This land, combined with the
    territory Mexico ceded at the end of the war,
    would form the future U.S. states of Arizona,
    California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah,
    as well as portions of the states of Colorado,
    Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.

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  • Tense -? tension -? tensile
  • intense The intense competition between the
    two teams guaranteed a high TV rating.
  • All suspectable SARS patients are kept under
    intensive watch and care.

  • Make hay while the sun shines.
  • Take time by the forelock.
  • Time and tide wait for no man
  • Time lost cannot be won again
  • It is too late to grieve when the chance is past.
  • Better early than late.
  • Never put off till tomorrow what you can do
  • Tomorrow never comes.
  • One today is worth two tomorrows.

  • Meet the deadline.
  • Never be called a procrastinator.
  • According to my schedule,
  • I have a full schedule.
  • Lets make an agenda.
  • Ill be there in two minutes.

  • Soup mix
  • Dehydrated (dry) vegetable\chicken\meat
  • Cake mix, bread mix
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • McDonalds
  • Pizza Hut
  • Burger King
  • Hot dog\ hamburger \fishburger
  • Big-Mac.

  • punctual on schedule on time
  • on the minute at the appointed time
  • at the stated time in time in good
  • timely well- timed
  • Time-consuming
  • Mark time
  • kill time
  • beat time
  • measure time
  • organize time

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