Why Do We Have Laws?

Why Do We Have Laws?

by Jacqueline Laks Gorman
     
 
Laws are like the rules we follow in school-we need them to protect people and to help keep order. This book explains how the three branches of government work together to make, enforce, and interpret laws.

Overview

Laws are like the rules we follow in school-we need them to protect people and to help keep order. This book explains how the three branches of government work together to make, enforce, and interpret laws.

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Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Just as rules are needed to help a school operate effectively, laws are needed to be sure everyone is treated fairly and kept safe. This entry in the "Weekly Reader Know Your Government" series uses simple language to explain how our three branches of government work together to create, enforce, and interpret laws. The important concept that laws can and must be changed as things change concludes the book. While emphasis is on the national level, state and local governments are briefly discussed. Clear color photos and simple captions bordered in red reinforce the text. Words defined in the glossary are in bold type; also included are a brief index and suggested books and web sites for finding out more. The book is short but offers considerable basic information in an understandable way. It would serve young readers first learning about government or older elementary students needing information presented more simply. Reviewer: Peg Glisson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836888430
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Know Your Government Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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