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Multcolib School Corps Picks Branches of Government Grades 4-5

Election!
Election! A Kid's Guide to Picking Our President By Gutman, Dan (eBook - 2012 ) OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Election! a kid's guide to picking our president

Our Country's Presidents
Our Country's Presidents All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama By Bausum, Ann (Book - 2013 ) j 973.099 B351o 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Complete with period paintings and photographs, a comprehensive guide provides profiles, biographies, administration highlights, and political and personal accomplishments of every president in the history of the United States.

Don't Know Much About the Presidents
Don't Know Much About the Presidents By Davis, Kenneth C. (Book - 2002 ) j 973.09 D262d 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:A funny and informative look at the nation's presidents, this revised editionincludes brand-new information about the 2009 president-elect.

How Congress Works
How Congress Works A Look at the Legislative Branch By Feldman, Ruth Tenzer (Book - 2004 ) j 328.73 F312h 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the establishment and history of the U.S. Congress, its organization, duties, and limits, and a typical day for its members.

See How They Run
See How They Run Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House By Goodman, Susan E. (Book - 2012 ) j 324.973 G653s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Using witty anecdotes and clear explanations, the author takes readers from the birth of democracy to the electoral college; from front porch campaigning to hanging chads.

U.S. Presidents
U.S. Presidents By Green, Dan (Book - 2013 ) j 973.099 G7956u 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Profiles the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama, and includes facts and trivia about each president, including major achievements and personality quirks.

Order in the Court
Order in the Court A Look at the Judicial Branch By Kowalski, Kathiann M. (Book - 2004 ) j 347.731 K88o 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:What's the difference between criminal court and civil court? Why is there a jury in some trials and only a judge in other trials? For the answers to questions like these, check out Order in the Court to take a fun and informative look at the judicial branch of the U.S. government.

The Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch Interpreting America's Laws By Madani, Hamed (Book - 2008 ) j 347.7326 M178j 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains the history of the Judiciary, its organization and responsibilities, important cases that have challenged the court over time, key people in the office, and what the judicial branch does today.

The Presidency
The Presidency By McNamara, Kevin J. (Book - 2000 ) j 973.0992 M169p 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the history, duties, powers, and traditions of the office of the president and how presidents from Washington to Clinton have handled crises during their terms in office.

What Does the President Do?
What Does the President Do? By Miller, Amanda (Book - 2009 ) j 352.230973 M6471w 2009 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to the duties of the U.S. president.

Presidential Races
Presidential Races Campaigning for the White House By Morris-Lipsman, Arlene (Book - 2012 ) j 324.973 M8769p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book offers a history of U.S. political campaigns from early nationhood, when it was unseemly to actively campaign, To 19th-century campaign parades, slogans, songs, and souvenirs, and into the media blitz of modern 21st-century campaigns.

Our White House
Our White House Looking In, Looking Out (Book - 2008 ) j 975.3 O93c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents to a collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry which looks at America's history through the prism of the White House.

Our Supreme Court
Our Supreme Court A History With 14 Activities By Panchyk, Richard (Book - 2006 ) j 347.7326 P188o 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution -- including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights -- the book juxtaposes historical cases with similar current cases.

Our Supreme Court
Our Supreme Court A History With 14 Activities By Panchyk, Richard (eBook - 2007 )

Annotation:This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution -- including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights -- the book juxtaposes historical cases with similar current cases.

The U.S. Constitution
The U.S. Constitution By Peterson, Christine (Book - 2009 ) j 342.73029 P4852u 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In cartoon format, explains how the U.S. Constitution was created, how it has been amended, and why it is still important today.

Our Presidents
Our Presidents Their Lives and Stories By Skarmeas, Nancy J. (Book - 2012 ) j 973.099 S6267o 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Updated to include the 2012 election results, this book includes biographies of each president since George Washington was first inaugurated in 1789. Readers will learn of the presidents' back-grounds, their political careers, the changes they saw, and the causes they championed.

Mr. President
Mr. President A Book of U.S. Presidents By Sullivan, George (Book - 2013 ) j 973.0992 S9497m 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents information on each of the forty four Presidents of the United States and describes the process of electing a President.

The Congress of the United States
The Congress of the United States By Taylor-Butler, Christine (Book - 2008 ) j 328.73 T238c 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:How do you wrap a 450,000-pound gift? What is the world's oldest and shortest written consitution? Find out in this patriotic celebration of things uniquely American.

The Constitution
The Constitution By Taylor-Butler, Christine (Book - 2008 ) j 342.73 T238c 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the meaning and purpose of a constitution; recounts reasons why people thought the United States needed one in the 1780s and the events of the Constitutional Convention; and describes the Constitution's main points and how it has changed.

The Presidency
The Presidency By Taylor-Butler, Christine (Book - 2008 ) j 973.099 T238p 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Who can be president? -- The presidency -- The executive branch -- The first president -- Leading the country through crises -- One tough job

The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court By Taylor-Butler, Christine (Book - 2008 ) j 347.7326 T238s 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The highest court in the land -- Early days -- The Marshall court -- Famous Supreme Court cases -- The Supreme Court today

The Executive Branch
The Executive Branch Leading the Nation By Thorburn, Mark (Book - 2008 ) j 351 T487e 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:How the president is elected, what are the presidents duties and who runs the nation if the president is sick are answered. Also explained are the origins of the presidency, the daily workings and structure of the executive branch, its relationship to the rest of the government.

Constitution Translated for Kids
Constitution Translated for Kids By Travis, Cathy (Book - 2008 ) j 342.7302 T782c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Written at the 5th grade level, presents a line-by-line translation of the entire United States Constitution, using the actual text of the 1787 document. Also provides historical context and student exercises that approximate the decisions made by the Constitution's authors.

Constitution translated for kids
Constitution translated for kids La constitucion traducida para ninos By Travis, Cathy (Book - 2009 Spanish ) SPANISH j 342.7302 TRAVIS 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Written at the 5th grade level, presents a line-by-line translation of the entire United States Constitution, using the actual text of the 1787 document. Also provides historical context and student exercises that approximate the decisions made by the Constitution's authors.

The Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch Creating America's Laws By Zurlo, Tony (Book - 2008 ) j 328.73 Z96L 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Every year from early January to September, the two chambers of the U.S. Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives, meet in sessions to discuss, propose, and vote on laws that will govern the lives of Americans.

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A collection of non-fiction materials about Branches of Government for students in grades 4 and 5.


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