March 16, 2009
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Reproducibles for the March 16, 2009 issue!
- TEST-PREP REPRODUCIBLE: African Folklore and Music—Fire and Rhythm
SKILL: Reading Comprehension
- TEST-PREP REPRODUCIBLE: Comparing Africa's Economies
SKILL: Interpreting Data
- SKILLS REPRODUCIBLE: A Historic Journey
SKILL: Reading a Map
- SKILLS REPRODUCIBLE: The Pole at Last!
SKILL: Reading a Chronology
- TEACHER TO TEACHER: Can't We Get Along?
SKILL: Making Connections
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March 16, 2009: Table of ContentsPAGE 3: NEWS
Environment: A Watery Invasion
Sports: An Asterisk for A-Rod?
National: Hero of the Hudson
Entertainment: Keke Palmer on the Go
Debate: Ban Wild Pets?
Numbers in the News
PAGE 6: WORLD
Kenya: After Violence, Hope
Getting by-and getting along-are not easy in this East African country. But after a violent post-election at home, many young Kenyans are looking to the presidency of Barack Obama, whose father was a native Kenyan, for hope and inspiration.
PLUS: Teen Diary
PAGE 9: MAPSEARCH
Reading an Elevation Map: Kenya
PAGE 13: WORLD HISTORY
British explorer Ernest Shackleton's quest to cross Antarctica by foot turned into an epic struggle for survival.
PAGE 16: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Word Wise; Cartoon; Eyewitness
Heads-Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
Get the facts about abuse of stimulants such as cocaine, and their effects on the brain and body.