Canada and the United States share similar economies, democratic governments, and the English language. Because of the harsh climate, most Canadians live along its southern border. Early economic development was aided by the government. Opening the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean ships via the St.
Kenya, Africa : Nkoidila Ole Kisemei is a young Masai living just out side the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. His father owns cattle, sich is the way a Masai shows his wealth. His mother earns a little money by making beads which she sells to tourists. Her work is very skilled and she passes on those talents to her daughters. Nkoidila helps his father by looking after the cows and goats.
Felix and his brother Francis live in a small isolated house with their great-grandmother, on the edge of the rainforest in Cameroon, West Africa. They collect firewood daily, and cook meals over an open fire, with food grown in the forest. Whenever they dig into the forest earth, they can be sure to find something you can eat. They speak a pidgin English.
Yasmine Affifi and her family live in a modern apartment in the center of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, on the famous River Nile. It's a modern city and one of the most important centers of the Muslim religion, Islam. The school bus collects her and her brother every weekday; which in the Islamic world means from Sunday to Thursday.
China is a global economic power. Chapter 1: Hong Kong, Economic Catalyst 2 min. Hong Kong is a key international center of commerce and finance. As a former colony of Great Britain until the offshore island was returned to Communist China in 1997, it is a linchpin for the booming economic growth within China and between China and the rest of the world.
Japan emerged from devastation after WW II, to become the second largest economy in the world, second only to the U.S. It's four large and many smaller volcanic and mountainous islands are scattered across a wide range of climates, and rest on a fault line which causes earthquakes.