How to Build Your Own Country

How to Build Your Own Country

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by Valerie Wyatt, Fred Rix
     
 

A unique and informative book to inspire kids to build their own country, complete with a constitution, borders, a national anthem and much more.See more details below

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A unique and informative book to inspire kids to build their own country, complete with a constitution, borders, a national anthem and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Quill & Quire
... will be a perfect resource for kids working on class projects, as well as an entertaining read on a subject that will interest any youngster who ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of an entire nation.
From the Publisher
... will be a perfect resource for kids working on class projects, as well as an entertaining read on a subject that will interest any youngster who ever wondered what it would be like to be in charge of an entire nation.

Youngsters will enjoy the color illustrations and humor throughout.

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Wyatt takes a lighthearted approach to her subject, which is interspersed with real facts, dates, and occurrences. She outlines three main steps: "Stake Out Your Identity," "Run the Country," and "Meet the Neighbors." Fifteen small sections under the main headings discuss naming the country, choosing a motto, setting up a government, elections, constitution, laws, money, holidays, and more. Youngsters will enjoy the color illustrations and humor throughout. A matching activity, U-Name-It, will undoubtedly cause lots of laughter. Kids can make up passports for their imaginary country, and a labeled illustration shows all parts of the document. Creating a flag (in three steps) is another project to tap readers' artistic abilities. There's even a "Fill-in-the-blanks National Anthem" sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Various forms of government are explained—democracy, oligarchy, theocracy, single-party rule—along with a color cartoon of a beheaded monarch. The role of the United Nations is briefly touched upon, including the Blue Berets. A brief glossary defines globalization, political party, taxes, and more.—Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554533107
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
CitizenKid Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
265,214
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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