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In the past, South Africa was within the British Empire. Before the British arrived, many white farmers lived there. They and their ancestors came from the Netherlands.The Dutch people in South Africa were called “Boers”. “Boer” is a Dutch word for farmer.The Boers disliked British rule. They moved to the north. The British fought two wars against them. The Boers won the first but lost the second.At that time, Queen Victoria was Britain’s monarch. The Second Boer War began in 1899 and ended in 1901.In 1900, Victoria gave a gift to the soldiers fighting against the Boers. She paid the Cadbury Company to make some chocolate. It was inside a tin box.Not all the soldiers ate the chocolate. Some sold the tins or swapped them for other items.Banjo Paterson is a well-known Australian writer. He died in 1941. Paterson wrote the words for Waltzing Matilda, Australia’s most famous song.In the Second Boer War, Patterson was a war reporter. Recently, his family donated his papers and notes to Australia’s national library. They were in a large cardboard box.Library workers discovered a Queen Victoria tin in the box. The chocolate inside it is 120 years old.
Manager’s Pro Answer: Yes, students should learn more about constellations. If they know about them, they can recognize stars in the night sky easily. Constellations are groups of stars that form patterns. It would more interesting to look for them in the night sky.
Manager’s Con Answer: No, students should not learn more about constellations. This is not very useful. Students should focus more on important subjects. Stargazing is an enjoyable hobby. Yet, it is not for everyone. If they like stars, they can learn more about constellations.