November 3, 2008
To help JS readers navigate through the complexities of the current credit crisis, we asked two Washington, D.C.-based economists, Melissa Wallace-Johnson and her husband, Nicholas Johnson, to help explain it. Click here to download the full interview here. For more economic activities with your students, visit www.scholastic.com/economy.
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Reproducibles for the November 3, 2008, issue!
- Test-Prep Reproducible: The $700,000,000,000 Project
SKILL: Visualizing Numbers
- Quiz Wiz
- Crossword Puzzle
- Skills Reproducible: Money Talks
SKILL: Understanding Economic Terms
- Teacher to Teacher: The Right to Vote
"Taking Part in the Process"
- Useful URLs
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- JS Index 2008-2009
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- Lesson Plans
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November 3, 2008: Table of Contents
Page 3: NEWS
Election 2008: A Losing Battle?
Numbers in the News
National: Bailing Out
Page 6: Election 2008
Experience: What Kind Is Best?
Candidates say that their job résumés qualify them for the White House. But what do we really know about their abilities?
Page 8: Election 2008
Stretching the Truth
As Election Day approaches, more and more political ads are popping up on TV and Web sites. Can you see past the tricks of the advertising trade to the truth?
Page 10: Election 2008
If you have ever wondered what the candidates and the reporters who cover them are talking about, this guide to political term s will come in handy.
Page 15: Election 2008/GeoSkills
Reading an Electoral Map: Election 2008
Up for Grabs: The Swing States
Page 16: What Do You Know?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness
Heads-Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
Read how genetics is providing insights into the disease of drug addiction.
For up-to-the-minute campaign coverage, go to www.scholastic.com/Election2008
Coming up: November 14, 2008
Special: Election 2008 Results: How Americans Voted and Why
World: China After the Olympics
World History: Nero and the Burning of Rome