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The 2000's
New World Heritage Sites

The 2000's
The 2000's


New World Heritage Sites
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.44

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Gamzigrad-Romuliana, smelting, yearly, twentieth, traditional, lifestyle, universal, dates, tourist, encyclopedias, formation, travelers, outdoor, region, reading, design
     content words:    United States, Yellowstone National Park, United Nations, United Nations Educational, Cultural Organization, World Heritage Sites, Central University Campus, Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Ice Age, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine


New World Heritage Sites
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     People have favorite places that they like to visit again and again. Countries have favorite places, too. Some of the places are important to the history or culture of the country like the Statue of Liberty in the United States. Others may be special natural places like Yellowstone National Park. Beginning in 1972, the United Nations made plans to protect and preserve some of these favorite places. It does this through the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO keeps a list of special sites called World Heritage Sites that have "outstanding universal value." UNESCO's goal is to protect and preserve these places.
 
2     New sites are added to UNESCO's list yearly. These sites are suggested by member countries and then selected by UNESCO. The list has grown rapidly in recent years. As of 2011, there were 962 sites on the list.
 
3     Some of these sites include a modern college campus, an ancient palace, a prehistoric rock art site, a silver mine, an opera house, a rainforest, and a volcanic island.
 
4     Central University Campus in Mexico is one of these. It is a modern campus with classroom buildings, sports facilities, and outdoor spaces. It was built by a team of architects, engineers, and artists who made it into a one-of-a-kind example of twentieth century design.
 
5     Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, in Serbia is another. It is an ancient Roman palace fortified against attack from third century enemies.

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The 2000's
             The 2000's


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

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