November 14, 2008
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SKILL: Document-Based Questions
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- Teacher to Teacher: Debating an Issue
"China's Move Forward"
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November 14, 2008: Table of ContentsPage 3: NEWS
Animals: Wayward Penguins
Sports: Phelps Goes for More "Gold"
News Graph: Time for Homework?
Debate: Require Public Service?
Numbers in the News
Page 6: ELECTION 2008
And the Winner Is . . . Barack Obama
On November 4, Americans chose Democratic Senator Barack Obama to be the 44th U.S. President. It was a big night for the Democratic Party, which also gained seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Page 8: WORLD
Now that the Olympic Games are over and the world's spotlight is no longer on China, what do young Chinese think about their country and its future?
PLUS: Teen Diary
Page 11: MAPSEARCH
Reading a Country Map: China
Page 12: WORLD HISTORY
Nero: Cruel and Crazy Ambition
The Emperor Nero was a man whose cruelty and callousness were well-known. But did he really fiddle while Rome burned?
Page 14: GEOSKILLS
The Spread of Surf Culture
Learn about movement, one of the five themes of geography, through the popular sport of surfing.
Page 16: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness
Coming up: December 8, 2008
SPECIAL: World Hunger
AMERICAN HISTORY play: The Barbary Pirates