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Mutlcolib Homework Center Picks: Branches of government

A Woman in the House (and Senate)
A Woman in the House (and Senate) How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country By Cooper, Ilene (Book - 2014 ) j 320.082 C7772w 2014 Available in some locations

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)

The Supremes' Greatest Hits
The Supremes' Greatest Hits The 37 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect your Life By Trachtman, Michael G. (Book - 2009 ) 347.73260264 T759s 2009 Available in some locations

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)

The U.S. Constitution and You
The U.S. Constitution and You By Sobel, Syl (Book - 2001 ) j 342.7302 S6773u 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:A brief overview of the U.S. Constitution including branches of government, checks and balances and the people's powers. (grades 3 - 5)

The Handy Presidents Answer Book
The Handy Presidents Answer Book By Hudson, David L. (Book - 2012 ) j 973.099 H8853h 2012 Available in some locations

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)

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:Topics include: What is Congress? What do senators do? Who decided what Congress should look like? and memorable moments in Congress. (grades 1 - 4)

The Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch Creating America's Laws By Zurlo, Tony (Book - 2008 ) j 328.73 Z96L 2008 Available in some locations

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)

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: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)

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

Annotation:Excellent introduction to the role of the president, branches of government and the concept of checks and balances. (grades 2 - 4)

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: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.

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.

I Wish I Knew That
I Wish I Knew That U.S. Presidents (Book - 2012 ) j 973.099 I115 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Includes a succinct introduction to the role of the president and the balance of powers.

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?...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)

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. (grades 4 - 6)

My Senator and Me
My Senator and Me A Dog's Eye View of Washington, D.C By Kennedy, Edward M. (Book - 2006 ) j 328.73 K35m 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

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)

So You Want to Be President?
So You Want to Be President? And More Stories to Celebrate American History (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Children SO Available in some locations

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)


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