How the U.S. Government Works

How the U.S. Government Works

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by Syl Sobel
     
 

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A fine classroom supplement and a solid information source for kids writing social studies reports, this updated, easy-to-read book explains the federal system as it works in the United States today. It also discusses some ways in which the government has changed since the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence in the 18th century. Described are the

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A fine classroom supplement and a solid information source for kids writing social studies reports, this updated, easy-to-read book explains the federal system as it works in the United States today. It also discusses some ways in which the government has changed since the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence in the 18th century. Described are the Legislative body, composed of Senate and House of Representatives, the Executive branch, headed by the President with the Cabinet members, and the Judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court of the United States, and extending to federal courts throughout the nation. New in this edition are facts about how a bill becomes a law, the various departments in the Executive branch, and more. Young readers learn how officials are elected or appointed and how government agencies work for the people's benefit. A complex process is explained in interesting terms that young readers can comprehend.

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Children's Literature
There comes a time when students are required to know about government. If a child is on a need—to-know mission, he wants to find the easiest delivery possible. Syl Sobel, one of the directors of the Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., has been there, as shown in his two books. The least complex is How the US Government Works. He explains the three branches of government, the federal court system, elections and appointment with younger children in mind. The print is large, and the words, examples, and writing are clear. There are pictures throughout, and there is a glossary and index to support new learning. 1999, Barron's, $6.95. Ages 8 to 11. Reviewer: Susie Wilde
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This 48-page book is written with the novice civics student in mind. It discusses the three branches of government using language that an older primary student could understand. It provides the gist of our government's structure and functions without overwhelming one with unnecessary detail. The language is friendly and actually makes the government seem interesting and citizenship an important criteria. Some drawings accompany the text. Contains a follow up glossary and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764147920
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
222,471
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Syl Sobel, J.D., is Director, Publications & Media Division, Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of several books for young readers that describe how government works.

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How the U. S. Government Works 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the easiest ways for people of ALL ages to understand the way the United States government was formed and the reasons why. Excellent for students and easy reading. Not too difficult for children with reading disabilities. Parents will also enjoy .
Anonymous 7 months ago
*walks in* I found a new branch to the sickness. Halutionations.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Runs in.
Anonymous 7 months ago
*she orded and got the syrum, taking it*
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