September 29, 2008
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Reproducibles for the September 29, 2008, issue!
- Test-Prep Reproducible: Winning Words
(featuring speeches from John McCain and Barack Obama)
- Quiz Wiz
- Crossword Puzzle
- Teacher to Teacher: "Bringing History to Life: Hold an Inaugural Ball"
- Useful URLs
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- JS Index 2008-2009
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September 29, 2008: Table of Contents
Page 3: NEWS
National: Meet the Running Mates
Weather: A Stormy Season
Become a JS Student Adviser
Debate: Who Should Be President?
Numbers in the News
Page 6: The Candidates
Wanted: The Right Stuff
What do the candidates’ backgrounds reveal about their leadership abilities?
Page 8: The Issues
The Great Debates
Our guide to where the candidates stand on top issues will help you as you watch the presidential debates.
Page 12: The Parties
The Life of the Parties
The country’s Founders did not want political parties. Yet most saw them as inevitable.
PLUS: Quiz: Are You a Party Animal?
Page 14: The Electoral College
The People’s Choice?
How a U.S. President is really chosen.
PLUS: Winning by Losing
Page 16: The Other Races
The Battle for Congress
A look at the role Congress plays in a President’s success.
Page 18: World History Play
The Dangerous Truth
Why was Socrates put on trial?
Page 22: GeoSkills Contest
You Call the Electoral Vote!
Page 23: Teen Scene
On the Campaign Trail
Eyewitness accounts from Scholastic Kid Reporters who covered the conventions.
Page 24: What Do You Know?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness