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World Cup: Cultural Exchange
The World Cup is an excellent example of global cultural exchange.

Sports as Social Studies
Sports are an important part of just about every society, every country, every part of our planet. In one way or another, everyone is involved in sports or some sort, whether they're playing or watching or just know someone who does either. This article examines sports as social studies and has some fun along the way.

How Sports Teaches Geography
Did you know that being a sports fan can help you learn geography? Get out your maps and follow along as this fun article shows you how.

The Record-Setting Day of the "Flying Finn"
One of the most extraordinary sporting feats of all time came during this week in 1925. Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi broke two world records in the space of an hour.

History of Sports
One of THE best history resources ANYWHERE. Check out Today in History. Read about pop culture around the world. All aspects of history are covered in this amazing site!

Olympics
War isn't always the answer, as this incredibly detailed website illustrates. Stories from all around the world show people working for change through nonviolence. Famous examples include Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Online site for one of the best-ever sports magazines. Site has games, contests, e-cards, and MUCH more. Check it out!

Sports Glossaries
Terms explained for the following sports: ice hockey, football, basketball, and soccer.

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