Become a Peace Corps Volunteer

In 2011, the Peace Corps commemorated fifty years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Officially established as of March 1, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, this federal government agency attracted young Americans to devote a part of their lives to living and working in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In August of […]

Sink your Teeth into Some Genetically Modified Food

Think for a moment about what you ate for breakfast today. What do you know about that food? Where and how was it grown and under what conditions? What ingredients were used?  Was any of it genetically altered? February 19, 2012, scientists from Maastricht University in the Netherlands announced they have successfully used bovine stem […]

Families of the Past: American Indians

What was it like to be a member of a traditional American Indian family before and during the time that European settlers arrived in the New World? In this lesson students will explore the rich culture and history of Native American family life by using interactive maps and activities, reading first-hand accounts and traveling virtually […]

Visiting the Oceans

Much of our population lives along or near a coastline. This is typical of most of civilization for recorded history. Proximity to the ocean even today enables the trade of commerce from one land to another. Living near the ocean also tends to make one wonder. Oceans cover over 70% of Earth’s surface. But…what lies […]


On December 18, 1917, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages. For a brief time, the amendment worked. Consumption of alcohol and the number of drunken arrests declined. However, the amendment’s success was short lived. Disobedience grew and the demand for illegal alcohol increased organized crime. What led […]

Demographic Studies

The mathematical and scientific study of characteristics and changing aspects of various groups of populations is called demographics, or population studies. When companies, political groups, special interest clubs, and educators collect data to help them perform better, they are working with demographics. It is the data that represents the specific features about a selected group […]

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