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Thinknology articles and stories are original content written, developed and designed by Think60.

Think60 delivers online curriculum, instruction, and training designed to meet the changing and diverse needs of adult educators and the students they serve.

Since 2010, many adult students have developed and improved their reading skills through our constantly expanding library of contemporary, interesting, relevant, and engaging reading passages and interactive exercises. Our unique content is now available through Thinknology, an easy-to-use platform that is accessible on any device.

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A science fiction story set in a very frightening future.
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After 20 Years
A story with an interesting twist about two men meeting after not seeing each other for 20 years.
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Agatha Christie: Author Missing!
Celebrity gossip didn't just start with the internet. Read what happened to this famous author almost a century ago.
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Alan Moore: It’s Never Too Late
Alan Moore proves that you can realize your dreams at any age.
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Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
If you thought the Constitution was written and adopted quickly and easily...think again.
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The Battles for Texas Independence
How Texas fought for independence and eventually became a state...Remember the Alamo!
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The Beginning of the End of Slavery
Did Abraham Lincoln really free the slaves? Well, not really, but he certainly got the ball rolling.
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A Brief History of the Baseball
How baseballs are made evolved over time, just like the game itself.
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The Christmas Crisis
When you're alone, you can spend the holidays with whomever you like or no one. Not so, when there is another person involved.
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A Close Call
It's a good idea to check to see who is calling before answering the phone.
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Engineering Our Food
Using science to change what you eat. Is that a good thing? Food for thought.
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Entertainment: 1920s and 1950s
What did people do to entertain themselves before smartphones and technology?
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Europeans Aid the American Revolution
The colonists fought the British for independence, but they didn't do it alone.
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The Fight for Health & Safety
Today the government is trying to roll back regulations that keep our food and products safe. Find out why safety regulations were first put in place.
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First Steps in Space
The race for space between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was how it all began.
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From Slavery to Sharecropping
What did many of the African American slaves, who were now free as a result of the 13th Amendment passing in 1865, do for work?
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Going to College Online
Online college is a great option for many people, so find out if it's right for you.
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The Good Luck Penny
Two strangers talking in a diner about good luck charms.
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The Great Society
Government programs that benefit many Americans were started back in the 1960s, with some under fire today.
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Immigration: Eastern and Western U.S.
America has been called a nation of immigrants. That’s because Americans came to this country from all over the world, for different reasons.
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I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
The title of this article comes from the words of Fannie Lou Hamer. In the 1960s, Ms. Hamer fought for the civil rights of African Americans.
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Japanese Americans and World War II
During World War II between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were relocated and incarcerated in internment camps in the western United States.
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Jim Crow and Brown v. Board of Education
Jim Crow laws were written in the late 1800s to limit African Americans in voting, working, where they could live, and go to school.
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Julia's Nasty Bruise
Do you know the leading cause of injuries to women between the ages of 15 and 44? It’s not car accidents or robberies gone wrong. It’s domestic violence.
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Kayla and George: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Harassment is illegal in the workplace. Meet Kayla Walker and how she had to cope with sexual harassment in her workplace.
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The King of Mazy May
An exciting adventure story about the gold rush in northwest Canada in 1896.
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Labor Unions and the Rights of Workers
How labor unions were formed and why they continue to be a vital part of the workforce.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X: Two Messages
Two civil rights leaders in the 1960s delivered two very different messages.
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My Credit Score...Why Should I Care?
Find out how is your credit score determined and what impacts it.
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President Reagan and Reaganomics
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), a former actor and California governor, served as the 40th U.S. president from 1981 to 1989.
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Progressives Work for Change
The people who fought for reform were called progressives. The progressive movement grew out of political corruption and social and economic changes.
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Quick and Healthy Breakfasts
Sometimes people eat dessert for breakfast depending on how much sugar is in the food.
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The Secret Code of Cells
This article is about cells, genes, DNA, chromosomes and how they work together to build all living things.
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Settling St. Augustine
St. Augustine is in northern Florida and is one of the oldest settlements in the United States.
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Some New Year's Eve
A story that ends badly for everyone.
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States That Never Were
Many territories became states in the U.S. Here are four that didn't make it.
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Three Men and the Fate of the Union
Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee...three men that changed history.
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The United States as Peacemaker
Throughout history, the U.S. has tried to settle disputes between nations.
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United States Diplomacy at Work
Diplomacy is the art of dealing with people and countries in a sensitive and effective way.
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United States and the Cold War
A Cold War is a state of political hostility, mistrust, and rivalry between countries that include threats and propaganda but not violence and open warfare.
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Vaccinations
Vaccination is a treatment to produce immunity against a disease.
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Vietnam
The Vietnam War was a long, costly conflict that pitted communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its ally, the U.S.
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What Makes Us Sick?
The flu is a viral infection, strep throat is a bacterial infection.
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Without You Baby...I'm Nothing!
This story references a song by the Righteous Brothers recorded in 1965. The singers, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, were not brothers.
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Women's Right to Vote
When our country was first founded, only white males could vote. As time went on, more people were allowed to vote...but not women.
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You Can Run But You Can't Hide
Even the smartest of criminals make that one big mistake.
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Hurricanes
One of the most powerful storms can cause millions of dollars in destruction and loss of life.
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Eclipses
Solar eclipses don't happen very often. Find out how these...and lunar eclipses...happen.
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Natural Resources and Conservation
A natural resource is any material that comes from Earth that people need and value.
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Clean Water
Everybody thinks water will always be there. But where does that water come from, and how clean is it?
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Earthquakes: The Pacific Ring of Fire
The most active area for earthquakes in the world is the Pacific Ring of Fire.
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Fossil Fuels
Resources that we take for granted take a very long time to form.
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Rainforests
The Amazon rainforest is the most diverse place in the world. It includes thousands of species of plants, trees, fish, and mammals.
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Volcanoes: Mount St. Helens
On May 18, 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in the State of Washington.
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Tsunamis
A tsunami or tidal wave is caused by an underwater earthquake, volcano, landslide or explosion.
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Tornadoes
Tornadoes cause much destruction.
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Yellowstone Wolves
All the wolves were killed off in Yellowstone National Park. Then they were brought back in 1995.
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Water and Life
Water holds the key to life, not only on this planet but possibly on other planets, as well.
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Healthy Choices
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Tornado Alley
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Cyberbullying
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How Real Are TV Crime Shows?
On TV, many crimes are solved in an hour. How realistic is that?
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Found Money
A Story From The Fly Fishing In America Collection
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The Cask of Amontillado
A story by Edgar Allan Poe
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Sharks
The truth about sharks and how they got a bad reputation.
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The Team
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The New Guy
Wallace James was hired for his first job and he is meeting some of his coworkers his first night.
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The Key
A mystery
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Reporting for Jury Duty
An Article From The Fly Fishing in America Collection
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Lottery Winners and Losers
Millions of people buy lottery tickets every day. Some win but most lose.
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Fly Fishing in America
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Cloudy with a Chance of Sun or Rain
Is it going to rain today? How much snow will fall? Will it be sunny this weekend? This article discusses how we get answers to these questions.
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Super Bugs
Bacteria and pests are becoming more resistant to antibiotics and pesticides, turning into "Super Bugs."
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Think Before You Talk
This is good advice for life and work.
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Nature vs Nurture
Inherited and acquired characteristics
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The First Political Parties
Why the first political parties were formed and how they affected the election of 1796. During the 1840s and 1850s, anti-slavery parties began to emerge.
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Talc to Diamonds
Minerals are chemical substances found in nature. There are many minerals and ways to classify them.
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What is a Planet?
Classifying celestial objects
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Jack's Moment of Truth
The continuing story of Jack, Danny, and Terri.
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The Annexation of Hawaii
Westward expansion beyond the coastline and opening up trade with China
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The Big Quake: California, 1906
At 5:12 on April 18, 1906, a massive foreshock rattled the entire San Francisco Bay area. A major earthquake was about to strike.
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Moving to the Great Plains
Thousands of people moved to the Great Plains in the 1860s
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The Great Lakes and Prairie Potholes
Glaciers, slowly moving masses of ice, played a big role in forming the Great Lakes and prairie potholes.
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Andrew Jackson and Sequoyah
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Sequoyah, was a member of the Cherokee nation.
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10 Tips for Buying Healthy Food
Get the most nutritional value for what you buy at the grocery store.
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10 Tips For Renting
These tips will help take some of the pain out of moving.
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Buying a Car
Felipe and Laura navigate their way to buying their first car.
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The Credit Card Monster
Megan found out she was maxed out on her credit card and didn't understand why.
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10 Tips for Stretching the Food Budget
Tried-and-true ways to save money when food shopping
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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
It’s never too early to start children on the road to good eating habits.
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Hoarding
Hoarding may make interesting TV, but it is a disease.
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The Parent/Teacher Conference
In this article you will read about the goal of the conference and suggestions for what to do before, during, and after meeting with your child's teacher.
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The Best Life
Jason and Alyssa try to figure out what will make theirs the best life.
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The Job Counselor
During the meeting with the job counselor, Bree Caxton found out that preparing to look for job starts with figuring out her strengths and weaknesses.
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The Job Interview
In this article, you will follow Devon Parker getting ready for and going to his job interview.
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Cherokee and the Trail of Tears
Native Americans fight for their land.
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Abolitionist Leaders: Douglass and Garrison
Frederick Douglass, a former slave, and William Lloyd Garrison, a newspaper publisher, both fought to abolish slavery.
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Women in the American Revolution
To understand how the Revolution touched the lives of ordinary people, it is important to realize the contributions of women.
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Iroquois in the American Revolution
At the start of the American Revolution, both the colonists and the British tried to win the support of Native Americans.
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Hispanics in the Civil War
Hispanics fought on both sides in the Civil War.
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The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Congress charged President Andrew Johnson with "high crimes and misdemeanors" in order to impeach him. Read the article to find out why.
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The Stock Market Crash of 1929
October 29, 1929 is called “Black Tuesday” in U.S. history. That day the nation experienced one of the worst stock market crashes in history.
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Two Presidents Tackle the Great Depression
The Great Depression of the 1930’s was the worst economic collapse the United States had ever faced.
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Welfare and Immigration Reform
Concerns about illegal immigration are still in the headlines today. Welfare is another name for federal assistance for people that need it.
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Building the Transcontinental Railroad
In 1862 Congress passed the Pacific Railway Act paving the way for a railroad spanning both coasts of the United States.
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Settling New France
By the 1700s, New France extended from the Gulf of St. Lawrence south to the Gulf of Mexico. It covered much of what are today Canada and the United States.
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10 Tips for Studying
These tips for studying really work. But it takes discipline to follow them. And they pay off.
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Reading Skills & Concepts
Training for teachers of adult students at levels 4-8 in reading.
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Thinknology Reading Lesson Plans
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Wind Power
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Getting Ready to Paint
Getting Ready to Paint
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Keeping Peace
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Jack's Big Night Out
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Be Safe in an Earthquake
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Finding a Place to Live
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Credit Cards and You
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A Bike for Becca
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Keeping Food Fresh
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Saving Money on Food
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Viruses
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