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Research the history of the conflict, or Troubles, in Northern Ireland from the 1960s through the present day. Create a time line of events. Then give an oral report discussing the nature of the conflict, the parties or groups involved, and what conditions have nurtured peace between opposing factions.

After coming upon pineapples in the West Indies, Christopher Columbus wrote about the fruit, which was consumed as food and used in wine-making. Imagine that you are Columbus encountering the pineapple for the first time, and write a short essay or a poem that describes the fruit's properties and your reactions to tasting a pineapple for the first time.

Research the history of pineapple cultivation in Hawaii and its impact on the region. Write and perform a play that shares this history, perhaps focusing on plantation laborers or the activities of the Dole Company.

Research how pineapples...

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