Honduras’ best-loved game—the favorite of kids and adults—is soccer (futbol, FUTE-bawl), one of the most popular sports in the world. If you lived in Honduras, you would spend a lot of time kicking soccer balls.
Besides team sports, Honduran children play many street and backyard games. Some are like games you play with your friends (or games your parents or grandparents remember playing), while others may be new to you.
Rayuela (rah-YOU-lah) (hopscotch)
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From golden frogs to big cats to colorful birds, the national animals of Central America represent the geography and cultures of the region. For a quick sampling of creatures plain and beautiful, common and rare, read on.
31 Countries Biosphere
The Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve is located at a spot where El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras converge. A biosphere is the layer of planet Earth where life exists.
THE LEGEND OF THE QUETZAL BIRD
A Mayan Tale retold by Pat Betteley illustrated by Amanda Shepherd
Semana Santa GUATEMALA'S HOLY WEEK
What if Easter preparations meant dyeing sand, collecting pine needles, and staying up all night to work on an art project that you knew would be ruined the very next day? Well, welcome to Guatemala’s Semana Santa, or Holy Week.
The Maya are groups of people who live in parts of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala. Their ancestors created a great society. At its peak, from 600-900 C.E., the Maya civilization was more advanced than its neighbors in the Americas.
Playing Games Honduras-style
Would you play the same games in Honduras that you do in the United States? You might. Children in Honduras enjoy many of the same games North Americans do. They go fishing and shoot baskets. They play sandlot baseball—called bate (BAH tay). They fly kites and ride bikes. Their parents may go horseback riding or play golf or tennis.
LIVING A LONG LIFE IN THE Blue Zone
Most people would like to live as long a life as possible. No one really knows why some people live longer than others, but did you know that where you live can play a big part in how many years you’ll be alive? If you live in a Blue Zone, chances are that you will live much longer than people in other parts of the world.
ATTENTION WORLD: Belize Saves Their Coral Reef
Sea turtles float in clear waters, colorful corals hug the ocean floor, and aquatic animals glide among the mangrove roots. Welcome to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, the second-largest coral reef in the world (Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is number one). Several years ago, this reef was in crisis, heading toward destruction. But the people of Belize fought back to save their reef’s health.
The Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a 51-mile long canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
This is Central America!
It’s time to visit Central America. But first, it helps to know exactly where Central America is. Despite its name, it is the southernmost part of North America, which can seem a little confusing. It makes up most of the isthmus dividing the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses and has water on both sides.
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Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R)
Lisa Fernandez – 'Sports Is One Way to Teach So Much About Life'
Lisa Fernandez, 51, has often been called women's softball's greatest-of-all-time. An overpowering pitcher and a great hitter, in the 1990s she led the UCLA Bruins to two national titles and the U.S. Olympic team to three gold medals, helping to spark the sport's tremendous growth in popularity since then. She is now an assistant coach at UCLA. The following conversation has been edited for space and clarity. -Meredith Wolf Schizer
What if the thing you’re trying to hide is actually your greatest asset? Walking Dead star (and restaurateur, book publisher, and TV producer) NORMAN REEDUS knows all about that.
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EA SPORTS AND FIFA END PARTNERSHIP, BOTH EYE NEW VIDEO GAMES
Electronic Arts will stop making its hugely successful FIFA video game in its current name, marking a split in one of soccer’s most successful and lucrative partnerships after the sides failed to strike a new licensing deal.
FIFA BLOCKCHAIN DEAL IS FIRST NEW US WCUP SPONSOR SINCE 2011
FIFA got a first new American sponsor of the men’s World Cup in 11 years, signing a deal for this year’s tournament in Qatar with blockchain technology provider Algorand.
Zach Tinker (Sonny, DAYS)
How to Focus on Your Form and Become More Efficient
THE SIMPLE SECRET to improving as a runner is consistency.
FIFA RIVALS STREAMING COMPANIES WITH OWN SOCCER PLATFORM
FIFA is getting into the streaming platform business with a soccer version of Netflix and Amazon Prime.