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Food — A Delicate Balance

Chocolate, coffee and culinary arts mix with business and survival in the activities of this guide. Food choices balance nutrition content and value, taste preferences, accessibility and other factors. Likewise, the survival of birds and fish is a delicate balance of man's desires for foods, commercial fishing practices and climate change.

NIE Curriculum Guides

METRO takes a look around the neighborhood and around the region and reports on the people, places and events that affect the lives of the Washington metropolitan community. From the METRO section articles can be selected for information, insight, enrichment or pleasure. METRO provides the background knowledge and vocabulary necessary to foster comprehension. Articles and features in METRO can illustrate how knowledge gained can have a direct application to one’s daily life.

Primary documents — including diaries, photographs and eyewitness accounts — provide insight into the history of slavery in the District of Columbia and Lincoln's decision to end slavery in D.C. 

South Africa’s motto, Ike e: /xarra //ke, “Diverse People Unite, conveys the intent and goal of the Republic of South Africa since 1994. As Nelson Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela has passed away at 95, we focus on South Africa’s future as well as its past. Activities include the country’s rich heritage in arts and culture, its political and personal struggles to be released from apartheid, and the establishment of a democracy. South Africa is a case study of the effectiveness of international economic sanctions and America’s changing foreign policies.

Students will develop an understanding of the Federal Reserve — its purpose, structure and function since its creation in 1913. How its monetary policies confront economic and labor market conditions as well as influence the design of the dollars in our wallets. How it contributes to soundness of the nation's financial system by establishing regulations and ensuring that the system of paying for all kinds of transactions works efficiently.