Social Studies

At the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, an author looks back on race in America

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June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down Virginia’s laws banning interracial marriage. Continue reading

Congressman injured in shooting at Virginia baseball field

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U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically injured during a shooting at an early morning baseball practice with other Congressional Republicans at a baseball field in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia on June 14. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to use social media for social good

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Jeff Sessions continues dramatic Senate testimonies

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 12, 2017. He stated that he had never had any conversations with Russian officials about any type of interference in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

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