THE JUNGLE BOOK
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This is the story of the Jungle Book. It isn’t a cartoon. It is real. The real story of the Jungle Book. It starts when two people die.
Everyone dies, sooner or later. It is natural. It is the First Law of the jungle.
Shere Khan, the great tiger, killed them because he was angry and they were alone in the jungle.
Hungry animals kill. This is the Second Law of the jungle.
Before they died, the man and the woman used fire against Shere Khan. They burned his paw and Shere Khan was angry. He went away because he was frightened of the fire. In her home, a Mother Wolf gave her milk to her cubs. She heard a noise, outside, but she couldn’t move.
A mother protects her cubs. This is the Third Law of the jungle.
Father Wolf went outside. He saw the fire, the man and the woman. Then he saw a baby as small as the wolf cubs, a man-cub. He had no mother. “I can call him Mowgli” said Mother Wolf to her husband “He is a little frog because he has no hair on his body.” Mowgli is Little Frog in the language of the jungle. Mowgli stayed with the wolf family. The cubs grew, and Mowgli grew. He learned the language of wolves. He walked on two legs and he walked on four legs. He was a wolf. Every wolf is part of a family, and every family is part of a pack. A pack is a group of wolf families.
A pack is stronger than a family. This is the Fourth Law in the jungle.
Akela was the strongest, bravest, most intelligent wolf. He was the leader of the pack.
Baloo the bear was a teacher of wolves. Bagheera the black panther was a friend of the wolves. Baloo was a good teacher, and Mowgli learned the laws of the jungle and the languages of the animals. He went with Bagheera and he learned to run and to hunt. The years passed. But Shere Khan didn’t forget the man-cub.
One morning Bagheera took Mowgli to a village and left him there. “You Know the laws of the jungle.” he said “Now you must learn the laws of people.” Later, a woman found him. She took him into her house, and he lived with her family. Mowgli stayed in the village . He didn’t like it, but he was patient.
Be patient: this is the Sixth Law in the jungle.
Mowgli looked, he listened, he learned the Laws of People. He learned to look after the cows. He learned to look after the fire. Every morning Mowgli met his brother wolves in secret, near the village. They told him about the jungle. One evening, they told him Shere Khan was back. Mowgli decided to kill the great tiger. The next morning, Mowgli took the cows out as usual. He saw Shere Khan who ran to fight Mowgli. When the great tiger came, Mowgli hit the cows with fire. The cows ran towards Shere Khan. Shere Khan couldn’t escape. There were too many cows. They all ran forwards. The running cows killed the great tiger. Mowgli took the tiger skin back to the village. It was time for another wolf meeting. Akela was very old, and very tired. He was not the strongest wolf now.
He must die, and a new leader of the pack must come. This is the Eighth Law of the jungle.
Mowgli said: “Wolves! Don’t kill Akela. He is old but he is not bad. “Akela must die” said a wolf “It is the law of the jungle.”
“Wolves!” replied the boy, “I am Mowgli. I killed Shere Khan. I have the fire, I change the law!”.
And this is the real story of the Jungle book.
It started with blood, two dead people and a boy. And it finished with blood, a dead tiger, a living wolf and a boy who changed the laws of the jungle.
ANIMALS IN CANADA
In Canada there are many species of animals. Here are some of the most common.
Buffalo is another name for the bison. There are two types of buffalo in Canada. Buffalo live in large herds (mandrie numerose).
Polar bears usually live alone. Female polar bears live with their children for two and a half years. Polar bears eat seals.
The fur of a grizzly bear can be blonde, brown , black or a mixture. Bears eat meat and fish as well as fruit and plants.
Seals eat fish, shellfish and squid. Seals have thin fur, so they have lots of blubber, a type of fat, in their bodies to keep warm in the cold sea.
The walrus is part of the same family as the seal. Both male and female walruses have tusks (zanne).
Wolves live mainly in groups in the wilderness. They can smell 100 times and hear 20 times more than a man.
Beavers have teeth that never stop growing. They eat the tree bark (corteccia degli alberi) and use the wood to make their homes and dams.
Salmon travels long distances in their lifetimes. They are born in freshwater lakes and then swim to the sea. They return to the lake where they were born. They lay (depongono) their eggs there.
Trouts are part of the salmon family. They live in freshwater lakes and rivers. They can live for several decades (per diverse decine di anni) and weigh approximately 27 kilograms.
Skunks have long bodies and short legs. When they are attacked, they spray a bad smelling liquid on the animal or person attacking it.
Raccoons have thumbs and are very good at opening doors and containers. They wash their food before eating it.
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Il 28 agosto 1963 Martin Luther King jr., pastore prtotestante e leader del movimento per i diritti civili degli afroamericani, fece un discorso, passato alla storia con il titolo “I have a dream” (Ho un sogno).
Il discorso si tenne durante la storica marcia su Washington per il riconoscimento dei diritti civili e fu svolto davanti al Lincoln Memorial, luogo fortemente simbolico, dato che quell’anno ricorreva il centenario della Proclamazione di Emancipazione che abolì la schiavitù degli afroamericani, decreto promosso e firmato dal Presidente degli stati uniti d’America Abramo Lincoln.
Il discorso è rimasto nella storia come uno dei più grandi esempi per il riconoscimento dell’uguaglianza razziale e dei diritti civili dell’intera umanità.
Nel 1964 venne approvato il Civil Rights Act, una legge per i diritti civili con la quale si abolì la discriminazione (segregazione razziale) tra bianchi e neri nei servizi pubblici di ogni genere, nelle scuole e ospedali, negli alberghi e motel, nei ristoranti e stadi, nei teatri, nelle biblioteche pubbliche, nel lavoro.
Nello stesso anno Martin Luther King fu insignito del premio Nobel per la pace.
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