Social Studies


How one violent extremist decided to change course


In 2012, Jesse Morton, a young man born and raised in in the U.S., was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in running a pro-jihadist website. The site inspired a number of terrorist plots, according to the FBI. Continue reading


Pokémon and privacy issues your students should know – Lesson plan

Lesson Plan

In just a week, Pokémon Go has become a cultural sensation. As Pokémon users increase, is there a way for teachers to use the game in the classroom? Are there privacy issues that teachers and students should be aware of? Continue reading


Why #Election2016 is confounding many voters


For an inside view into the choice facing voters, six Northern Virginia residents shared their thoughts on the presidential election, including whether or not the U.S. will become more unified in years to come. Continue reading


Summer academy helps refugee children prepare for life in the U.S.


A program that helps refugee children from 29 countries acclimate to life in the United States met again this summer in New York City. Continue reading


Jill Stein and the role of third party candidates in presidential elections


The third party candidate Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party says she remains the only candidate in the presidential race who is not corrupted by lobbyists’ money, corporate money or super PACs. Continue reading

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