Being an informed citizen is one of the hallmarks of a strong democracy. American Citizenship examines many aspects of what it means to be an American. Readers will learn about the rights outlined by the constitution, the ways citizens participate in government, and the symbols that give Americans their unique cultural identity. Clear text and color photographs showcase all these elements of life in the United States. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2018
- Fall 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF038100, JNF043000, JNF025260|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Table of contents, and Reviewed|
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American Citizenship – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
A journey through the inner workings of the U.S. government. From what it means to be American to the mechanics of lawmaking and elections, each slim volume covers a lot of ground. A nice mix of contemporary and archival photos accompany the text. Complex issues are simplified in a way that is easily understandable for the audience. The section “Straight to the Source” uses excerpts from primary source documents (e.g., Washington’s farewell address, Louis Brandeis’s “Right to Privacy”) to introduce discussion points. Numerous writing prompts and activities are judiciously interspersed throughout. A “Stop and Think” section also provides critical thinking exercises. A current and visually appealing guide to U.S. government with applicable activities useful to Common Core curriculums.