February 2, 2009
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- Test-Prep Reproducible: "Who's Who in the Cabinet?"
SKILLS: Current Events/Research Skills
- Skills Reproducible: "Lincoln's Second Inaugural"
SKILL: Document-based Questions
- Word Find
- Teacher to Teacher: "'A State of Nature' and the Purpose of Government"
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February 2, 2009: Table of ContentsPage 3: NEWS SPECIAL
An Inauguration to Remember
On January 20, Barack Obama stepped into history as the first African-American President of the United States.
Page 4: NEWS
International: Diplomatic Pandas?
Health: Chipping In for Kids
News Graph: Losing Jobs
Debate: Should Schools Require Phys Ed?
Numbers in the News
Page 6: WORLD
Kids of Kabul
How are teens in Afghanistan faring amid war, poverty, and drought? JS reports from Kabul.
Plus: Teen Diary
Page 10: MAPSEARCH
Reading a Country Map: Afghanistan
Page 11: SPECIAL PULLOUT SECTION
Who Is Barack Obama?
The Seven Hats of the President
Inside the White House
Page 19: AMERICAN HISTORY PLAY
Abraham Lincoln's Team of Rivals
Born 200 years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln is considered one of America's greatest Presidents. In this play, JS looks at a surprising aspect of his presidency.
Page 22: GEOSKILLS
How much do you know about regions, one of the five themes of geography?
Page 24: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness