Tag Archives: Celebrations

A Holiday Survival Guide

By Henrike Kattoll

The hol­i­day sea­son is a unique time. We go through the full spec­trum of emo­tions with­in a span of two weeks only. We con­stant­ly have to deal with fam­i­ly mem­bers and guests; we eat way too much while telling our­selves we’ll be going on a diet next year; and we tend to get over­ly emo­tion­al, espe­cial­ly on Christ­mas and New Year’s Eve.

Since it’s such a won­der­ful­ly stress­ful time, I chose three top­ics to help you through the last few weeks of the year.


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How well do you know the United States and Canada? A Quiz

By Maria Moss

“Cana­da Border-R12-074–35A” by melissambwilkins

Now that the nation­al hol­i­days of both Cana­da (July 1) and the Unit­ed States (July 4) are upon us, it’s time to check how well you, our read­ers, know both coun­tries. In my sem­i­nar, “Intro­duc­ing North Amer­i­can Stud­ies,” I’m always pleased with how much my stu­dents know about the States and, at the same time, shocked at how lit­tle they know about Cana­da. Let’s see if you fare better….

Down­load and enjoy the quiz  – and don’t look at the answers yet!