December 8, 2008
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Reproducibles for the December 8, 2008, issue!
- Test-Prep Reproducible: "Fact-Finding Mission"
SKILL: Research Skills
- Quiz Wiz
- Crossword Puzzle
- "Africa: The Struggle for Independence"
SKILL: Reading a Thematic Map
(Due to an editing error, Liberia was mislabeled on a previous version of this map. JS regrets the error.)
- Teacher to Teacher: "World Hunger and Food Aid"
SKILL: Organizing a Group Effort
- Useful URLs
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- JS Index 2008-2009
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- Lesson Plans
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December 8, 2008: Table of ContentsPage 3: NEWS
National: Transition to Power
International: Modern-Day Pirates
Electoral Map Contest: Undecided
Debate: Pay Kids for Good Grades?
Numbers in the News
Page 6: SPECIAL
Why do nearly 925 million people go hungry every day? JS looks at the growing problem of worldwide hunger, its causes, and what can be done to help solve it.
Plus: Teen Diary
Page 9: MAPSEARCH
Reading a Thematic Map
Page 10: AMERICAN HISTORY PLAY
The Barbary Pirates
In the late 1700s, a young nation that had fought for its independence suddenly found itself at war against high-seas thievery.
Page 14: TEEN SCENE
Do-It-Yourself Holiday Gifts
For many kids, money is tight this holiday season. But that doesn't mean you can't create special gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Page 15: GEOSKILLS
Reading an Electoral Map: Election 2008
How each state voted in the presidential election.
Page 16: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
News IQ; Cartoon; Eyewitness