U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

The first president born in the 20th century, John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in a new generation of leaders and propelled the United States into the ...


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DEFINING U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT

The unemployment rate is a key indicator of the health of any economy, and a harbinger of social ills: as the unemployment rate rises all ...


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ALEXANDRIA VA HISTORY 2

Why study Alexandria history, or any community history?  History does not just occur on national and international stages.  History happens locally to globally.  Indeed, just ...


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ALEXANDRIA VA HISTORY 1

Why learn about Alexandria history, or any community history?  History does not just occur on national and international stages.  History happens locally to globally.  Indeed, ...


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WATER FACTS

Human beings and life on Earth more generally requires water, so it’s well worth knowing more about water, and just how much of the Earth’s ...


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LIVING CONDITIONS OF U.S. KIDS

Children are any nation’s future, and the conditions in which they live influence to what extent they develop into healthy, happy, responsible and productive adults. ...


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ENERGY FACTS

Everything we have and do requires energy, from eating food and the foods we eat, to working and our workplaces, to driving and the cars ...


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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 101

American government – at the federal, state, county, city/town and school levels — affects most aspects of Americans’ lives, from air and water quality, to ...


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THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

The U.S. Constitution is the founding document of American government. It is also the oldest living constitution in the world, and has been a model ...


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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

The U.S. Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States, and it is charged with protecting the U.S. Constitution. Its decisions apply to ...


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U.S. & NAZI HISTORY

The philosopher George Santayana famously stated, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ And yet, too few people take the tragic ...


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FOOD PSYCHOLOGY

Food psychology studies what, when, how and why we as human beings eat. Better understanding the answers to these questions can help individuals and families ...


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WORLD POPULATION 1

This quiz addresses population size. Population size matters because it helps determine people’s collective impact on the environment, as well as how much people pay ...


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SCIENCE OF SHOPPING

Why does shopping science matter? Studying why and how people shop scientifically matters because businesses use that information to influence consumers to buy, and buy ...


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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME

Why learn about education, employment and income? Knowing more basic facts about education, employment and income, and the relations between these three is not only ...


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FOOD & GENETIC ENGINEERING

Genetic engineering (GE) is the subject of considerable debate in the domains of agriculture, health, law and ethics.  Despite the growing number of farmers worldwide ...


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