February 8, 2010

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JS Interview

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February 8, 2010: Table of Contents

PAGE 2: News Shorts

PAGE 4: News Special
Is Corn Making Us Fat?PLUS: Eat Smart

PAGE 6: News Debate
Should You Have to Learn Cursive Writing?

PAGE 8: HOT TOPIC: World
Inside Afghanistan
After eight years of war, is there hope for the kids of this impoverished country?
Plus: 21st-Century Governments in Action

PAGE 12: Mapsearch
Afghanistan
Plus: A Saga of Struggle

PAGE 14: History
American History Play
Sitting In for Freedom
Read how four brave students made sure that justice would be served.
Plus: JS talks with civil rights hero Franklin McCain

PAGE 18: Making Connections
Teens Lead the Way

PAGE 20: Geography
Mapman's Corner
Find Mapman(tm) Contest
Where is our man on the go?

PAGE 22: GeoSkills
Tracking H1N1

PAGE 24: What Do You Know?
JS's 102 Words to Know; Cartoon; Eyewitness

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