Living in the slow lane: Footprint Reading Library. Level C1
Greve, Italy, is one of the many cities around the globe that is part of the 'Slow City' movement: a way of living designed to fight the negative effects of our increasingly fast-paced world. The 'Slow City' movement has also inspired individuals to start a 'Slow Food' movement. What does it mean to be part of these groups?
In a small village in northern Greece, local residents participate in an annual religious festival called 'Anastenaria'. During the festival, believers walk across fire to test their faith which revolves around a set of ancient icons that worshippers believe have special powers--to purify, heal and protect. But others view the ritual as sacrilege.
Don't Believe Your Eyes!: Footprint Reading Library. Level A2
Camogli is a small town in Italy. People there often paint in a special style called 'trompe l'oeil.' These paintings are so good, viewers think they're real things, but they're not. They're paintings! What things are real in Camogli? What things are actually paintings?
Fish River Canyon, Namibia was once home to many wild animals. Over time hunters killed them for food and sport. Now, conservationist Natacha Bateau wants to help. She wants to rescue animals from other areas and bring them back to the canyon. Will Natacha's animal rescue succeed?
Ming is an artist from China who now lives and works in New York City. He teaches children in the public school system how to draw and paint. However, he also teaches them something else that's very important. What does Ming teach the children and why is it so important?
Global warming and the overuse of available traditional fuels have created an environmental crisis. In Colorado, however, scientists in the windy Rocky Mountains have found alternative fuel sources that could provide a solution. What are these new sources of energy? How can they be used in everyday life?
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Alternative Energy. National Geographic. Level C1
Global warming and the overuse of available traditional fuels have created an environmental crisis. In, Colorado, however, scientists in the windy Rocky Mountains have found alternative fuel sources that could provide a solution. What are these new sources of energy? How can they be used in everyday life?
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