Mutlcolib Homework Center Picks: Branches of government
Annotation:For the first 128 years of our country's history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress--even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. (grades 6 - 10)
Annotation:Here are 37 of the most significant issues the Court has grappled with; from equal rights to privacy rights, from the limits of speech to the boundaries between church and state. Many of these cases read like thrillers; right down to their cliff-hanging endings. (grades 7 - 12)
Annotation:In addition to facts about individual presidents, Hudson's book covers origins of the presidency, official duties, parties and platforms and presidential elections. (grades 7 - 10)
Annotation:Topics include: What is Congress? What do senators do? Who decided what Congress should look like? and memorable moments in Congress. (grades 1 - 4)
Annotation:A look at the U.S. Congress -- its structure and responsibilities, history, major persons who have served, what it does for the American individual, and more. (grades 4 - 7)
Annotation:Lots of activities to engage students. This book covers topics including the founding of the Court, politics and power, free speech, freedom of religion, criminal justice and the right to privacy. (grades 7 & up)
Annotation:Excellent introduction to the role of the president, branches of government and the concept of checks and balances. (grades 2 - 4)
Annotation:For his first chapter, author Hamed Madani uses the disputed outcome of the 2000 presidential election as the backdrop to introduce the United States Supreme Court. Detailed chapters follow--explaining 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.
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.
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?...Sit in on a criminal trial, find out who gets to be on juries, and meet famous Supreme Court justices. With plenty of real-life examples and easy-to-understand explanations, Order in the Court explores how government works. (grades 4 - 6)
Annotation:Explores the establishment and history of the U.S. Congress, its organization, duties, and limits, and a typical day for its members. (grades 4 - 6)
Annotation:Senator Edward M. Kennedy's dog, Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave, or Splash, introduces readers to Washington, D.C., as he follows the senator around for a day. (grades 1 - 5)
Annotation:Celebrate American history and learn about the public and private lives of our Presidents; Senator Ted Kennedy and his dog, Splash, invite children on a typical whirlwind day on Capitol Hill; A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President; The true story of Esther Morris, who started out life believing she could do anything, and then proved it. (grades 3 - 8)