MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (USA)

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not primarily use the metric system to measure quantities like volume, length, ...


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U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY 2

Despite making up over half of the Earth’s population, women have often been marginalized in accounts of history. In the United States, some women have ...


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COUNTRY QUIZ: CHINA

For several centuries China was a leading civilization, but internal strife, famine and foreign occupation set back the country in the 19th and early 20th ...


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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Every year, the United States officially celebrates February as Black History Month, a chance to reflect on the extraordinary role that African Americans have played ...


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ASTRONOMY 101: THE SUN

Without the Sun life on Earth could not exist. The Sun heats our planet, provides light for us to see, gives us the energy needed ...


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ASTRONOMY 101: THE STARS

Mankind has always been fascinated by the stars. From Greeks using them to tell stories of their gods, to understanding their importance in the creation ...


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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Why should one learn about renewable energy? Renewable energy matters greatly, and for at least two reasons. First, given modern people’s heavy reliance on energy ...


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COUNTRY QUIZ: SYRIA

Why learn about Syria? Besides being in the news regularly since 2011 due to its ongoing civil war, Syria has been a significant player in ...


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OBAMACARE (ACA)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” has and will affect millions of Americans. The ...


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COUNTRY QUIZ: EGYPT

Why should one learn more about Egypt? Egypt is the most populous nation in the Middle East, and from 1981 to 2011, had one of ...


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WORLD GEOGRAPHY 1

Why does world geography matter? Simply put, geography is destiny. Elements of geography – like climate, elevation, soil quality, population distribution, water and other resource ...


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AMERICANS’ SPENDING & SAVINGS

Why should one know about Americans’ savings and spending? How much, and on what Americans spend and save affects the whole world because Americans are ...


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U.S. INCOME INEQUALITY

Why does income inequality matter? Inequality may be inevitable, but its extent is not. Nations vary considerably in their extent of inequality, whether defined by ...


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U.S. GOV’T INCOME & SPENDING

Knowing more about the U.S. government budget – including income and spending – matters for at least two reasons. First, knowing more about the federal ...


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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTS

Why learn about the environment? The more obvious reason is that we, as human beings, depend on the environment for our survival. Endangering our environment ...


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TERRORISM FACTS

Why learn about terrorism? Clearly terrorism captures the public imagination, especially when terrorist acts occur. Some people believe that terrorism is inexplicable, and that to ...


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U.S. WOMEN’S HISTORY

Why does women’s history matter? Women comprise about half of the world’s population yet have been and remain to varying extents underrepresented in history and ...


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NUTRITION FACTS

Why does nutrition matter? Nutrition is the study of the relation between food and health. Given that food is essential to health, and food companies ...


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WORLD POPULATION 2

This quiz addresses rates of birth, death, infant mortality, life expectancy and growth by continent. These population rates matter because they directly affect the health ...


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GOVERNMENT ACRONYMS

Why do government acronyms matter? Acronyms are abbreviations of names, frequently the first letter of each word in a name. In government, names are often ...


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EARTHQUAKES AND EARTHQUAKE SAFETY

Why learn about earthquakes and earthquake safety? Earthquakes are caused when accumulated stress causes sudden slips along fault lines in the earth’s crust. Even though ...


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ANIMAL FACTS

Why learn about animals? For those who love animals, the answer is easy: because animals are fascinating and in many cases adorable. But for those ...


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