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The U.S. Constitution and You
     

The U.S. Constitution and You

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by Syl Sobel
 

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Written in terms kids can understand, this revised and updated book explains what the United States Constitution does, and describes how it affects and protects people today. Boys and girls discover how that great document gives citizens many rights, including the right to vote, as well as to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to worship--or

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Written in terms kids can understand, this revised and updated book explains what the United States Constitution does, and describes how it affects and protects people today. Boys and girls discover how that great document gives citizens many rights, including the right to vote, as well as to enjoy freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to worship--or not worship--according to their religious beliefs, to disagree openly with government policy, and to defend oneself in courts of law when accused of crimes or civil wrongs. Kids also see how, according to the Constitution, many rights are reserved for the separate states, communities, and individuals. This book's language is clear and simple. It cites many examples that relate directly to each student's own experiences. This new edition has been updated with interesting topics for classroom discussion.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—The first book describes the makeup and functions of the three branches of government and includes updates on how a bill becomes a law and on the many departments and agencies of the Executive branch. Elections delves into campaigns, the electoral college, presidential succession, and other related topics; it includes the 2008 presidential race and new electoral vote totals from the 2010 Census. Constitution explains many aspects of our governing document, including how it was written, how it can be changed, and some of its key provisions. It has been updated to include topics for classroom discussion throughout. The author presents the information in a manner that will be understandable to children. Unfortunately, the books' format will not hold their interest. The illustrations consist of sketches done in black, white, and shades of blue. Everything is drawn, even the maps and an illustration showing part of the preamble to the Constitution. No photographs or facsimile documents are incorporated. Lists of related books and websites are not included in Government. Many libraries will already own books about these topics, and these sources do not offer anything unique or new. For basic information presented in a more appealing format, consider William David Thomas's "My American Government" series (Gareth Stevens) or Ernestine Giesecke's "Kids' Guide to Government" series (Heinemann).—Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764147944
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
282,518
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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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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U.S. Constitution and You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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