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Overview

In the I Know America series, you'll learn about the history of our country in a special way. Within each book you'll find explanations of things that are distinctly American - using folklore, popular culture, and history - that will give you a fuller understanding of our heritage and a better appreciation of what it means to be American.
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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Michael Weber provides a very current look at this branch of government. In five chapters, Weber discusses the roots of the present day Congress, looks at the House of Representatives and the Senate and how the members are elected, discusses the powers of Congress, describes how the legislative process works and explains how one can influence Congress. Color photographs, fact boxes, and a clean large typeface make this text attractive and eminently readable. A very good choice for the school or home reference shelf, and for any young reader who wants a factually correct, but not overwhelming introduction to the Congress. Part of the "I Know America" series. 1996 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Two readable, up-to-date series entries that describe the history, powers, and workings of the Supreme Court and U.S. Congress respectively. Both are written in clear, concise language; they feature short chapters with subtopics in bold type, generous white space, and numerous archival and contemporary photographs. Colored blocks of print present additional information, adding visual appeal that invites browsers to start reading. Gary Stern's The Congress covers much of the same material for the same age group. Lila Summer and Samuel Woods's The Judiciary (both Steck-Vaughn, 1993) is broader in scope than Our Supreme Court.-Eunice Weech, M.L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562944438
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: I Know America Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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