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      The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising with 21 Activities

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      An interactive guide to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government
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      SKU: 9781613749777
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      Summary

      Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose, structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, making a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

      Authors

      Ronald A. Reis is the author of numerous nonfiction books for kids and young adults, including Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids, selected for the NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list.

      Former Democratic congressman Henry A. Waxman was a US representative for California's 33rd congressional district for 40 years.

      Kristi Noem is a republican US representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district. 

      Details

      • Paperback
      • Size:  8.5" x 11"
      • Pages: 144
      • Illustrations: Many black and white photos
      • Publication: 2014. Chicago Press Review.
      • Reading age range: 10 years and up
      • Reading grade level: 5-6
      • Lexile┬« Measure:  1160L

       

      Summary

      Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose, structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, making a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

      Authors

      Ronald A. Reis is the author of numerous nonfiction books for kids and young adults, including Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids, selected for the NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list.

      Former Democratic congressman Henry A. Waxman was a US representative for California's 33rd congressional district for 40 years.

      Kristi Noem is a republican US representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district. 

      Details

      • Paperback
      • Size:  8.5" x 11"
      • Pages: 144
      • Illustrations: Many black and white photos
      • Publication: 2014. Chicago Press Review.
      • Reading age range: 10 years and up
      • Reading grade level: 5-6
      • Lexile┬« Measure:  1160L

       

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