The Notorious PNG

All Around This World -- Papua New Guinea
Today, in our online classes for kids, we are introducing Papua New Guinea (“PNG”), a Melanesian country that occupies the eastern half the world’s second-largest island–just a bit north of Australia–which it shares with Indonesia’s West Papua. Unlike Australia, with a dry, open landscape British colonizers committed to tame, PNG has ample rain which feeds ample, dense rainforests that amply intimidated German, British and eventually Australian colonial forces into staying on the coast. While we’re in PNG this week we’re going to sing Papuan songs, celebrate a phenomenal cultural competition and turn imaginary straw into imaginary wigs.