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The 2000's
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Reading Comprehensions
Politics
     What If? The 2000 Presidential Election (Grades 5-7)
     President George W. Bush (Grades 5-8)
     Hillary Clinton Elected Senator (Grades 5-8)
     Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House (Grades 6-8)
     The Campaign for the 2008 Presidential Election (Grades 6-8)

Events in the U.S.
     Confederate Flag Controversy (Grades 5-8)
     Elian Gonzalez (Grades 5-8)
     A Day Without Immigrants (Grades 6-8)
     The Sago Mine Disaster (Grades 6-8)
     Population Three Hundred Million (Grades 6-8)
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005 (Grades 7-9)
     September 11th Theme Unit

World Events
     Conflict Between Serbia and Kosovo (Grades 5-8)
     G8 Summit 2001 (Grades 5-8)
     War in Afghanistan (Grades 5-8)
     Europe Switches to the Euro (Grades 5-8)
     New World Heritage Sites (Grades 5-8)
     Protesting the Iraq War (Grades 6-8)
     Elections in Iraq, 2005 (Grades 6-8)
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict (Grades 6-8)
     Train Bombing in Madrid (Grades 6-8)
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean (Grades 6-8)
     Drought in Zambia (Grades 6-8)
     Election of Pope Benedict XVI (Grades 6-8)
     Trans-Asian Railway (Grades 6-8)
     Live 8 Concert (Grades 6-8)
     Live Earth Concert 2007 (Grades 6-8)
     Women Vote in Kuwait (Grades 6-8)
     Endangered Dolphins (Grades 6-8)
     Nuclear Testing in North Korea (Grades 6-8)
     Rwanda Since the Genocide (Grades 6-8)
     USS Cole Attack (Grades 9-12)

People
     Bill Cosby Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (Grades 6-8)
     President Carter's Mission of Peace (Grades 6-8)
     Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray (Grades 6-8)
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize (Grades 6-8)

Environment
     Leaded Gasoline Becomes a Thing of the Past (Grades 5-8)
     Cyanide Polluted Danube River (Grades 5-8)
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand (Grades 5-8)
     Mexico's Rainforest (Grades 5-8)
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment (Grades 5-8)
     Conflict Over the Three Gorges Dam (Grades 5-8)
     Sustainable Development (Grades 6-8)
     Yellowstone Buffalo (Grades 6-8)
     The Kyoto Treaty (Grades 6-8)
     Whaling Controversy (Grades 6-8)
     Melting Glaciers (Grades 6-8)
     Hybrid Cars Update (Grades 6-8)

Technology
     Wikipedia (Grades 5-8)
     Y2K (Grades 6-8)
     You Tube Begins (Grades 6-8)
     The iPhone Arrives (Grades 6-8)

Space
     What Is a Mir? (Grades 5-8)
     Galileo Tours Io (Grades 5-8)
     Space Shuttle Columbia (Grades 6-8)
     GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo (Grades 6-8)
     Stardust Mission (Grades 6-8)
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto (Grades 6-8)
     A Dream Job (Grades 6-8)
     Leap Year 2008 (Grades 6-8)

Medicine
     Human Genome Project (Grades 5-8)
     Bird Flu (Grades 6-8)

Sports
     2000 Summer Olympics (Grades 5-8)
     2002 Winter Olympics (Grades 5-8)

Literature
     Spending Time in the World of Harry Potter (Grades 5-8)


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