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What Are the Parts of Government?

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In what ways are the branches of government like a basketball game? How can a school yard game's rules liken themselves to a constitution? Through engaging analogies and introductions, our new government series gets students ready for election 28. Correlated to the fourth and fifth grade social studies curriculum, My American Government introduces students to how our government works. Students learn about the U.S. Constitution, the branches of government, citizens' basic rights,...
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Overview

In what ways are the branches of government like a basketball game? How can a school yard game's rules liken themselves to a constitution? Through engaging analogies and introductions, our new government series gets students ready for election 28. Correlated to the fourth and fifth grade social studies curriculum, My American Government introduces students to how our government works. Students learn about the U.S. Constitution, the branches of government, citizens' basic rights, and how we elect our leaders.
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Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
A basketball analogy is effectively used to help explain our three branches of government: the coach is like the executive branch, the team is like the legislative branch, and the referees are like the judicial branch. Thomas does more than use the analogy as an introduction; he carries it through to explain the duties and responsibilities of all three branches. Simple and clear writing briefly explain presidential duties, succession, congressional powers, how a bill becomes a law, famous Supreme Court decisions, and more. The clean font, color photos, and well-placed, informative photos and sidebars help draw in the reader. Did you know the Secret Service's initial job was to guard against counterfeit money or that the flags and lights on the Capitol keep passers-by informed of Congressional sessions? An excellent diagram of a bill becoming law also facilitates understanding. Part of Gareth Stevens's "My American Government" series, the book includes an excellent glossary and index as well as well-chosen, age-appropriate books and web sites for further information. A good amount of information is packed into this slim book, making it a good choice for those ready for a bit more than mere basics. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836888676
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: My American Government Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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