Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Social Studies Fun Facts  The rings on the Olympic flag are red, black, blue, green, and yellow (on a white background). These colors were chosen because the flag of every nation on the earth has at least one of these colors.  When armored knights rode past their king, they raised their visors to identify themselves. This is how the military salute began.  Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee.  Because the International Date Line runs between Alaska and Russia, you can get on a plane in Russia on Tuesday morning and have lunch in Alaska on Monday.  The Spanish American War was the shortest war in American history. It lasted five months.  Finland has more islands than any other country in the world – 179,584.  Bears are cautious animals. Bulls“charge ahead.” When stock prices are falling, we are said to be in a “bear market.” When stock prices are rising, we are said to be in a“bull market.”  Sand dunes in the Sahara Desert can reach 600 feet. Career InfoGuide Careers in Social Studies – Item 605 Copyrighted Material 2016 Edition WOODBURN PRESS ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved This digital publication was presented by: