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Multcolib Homework Center Picks: History of the United States Constitution

The Constitution
The Constitution By Finkelman, Paul (Book - 2006 ) j 342.73 F499c 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to the American Constitution, including why and how it was written and how it is amended.

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.

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:Presents a line-by-line explanation of the entire United States Constitution, in English and Spanish. Provides a Spanish translation of the Constitution, historical context and student exercises that approximate the decisions made by the Constitution's authors. Written at the 5th grade level.

The Everything® U.S. Constitution Book
The Everything® U.S. Constitution Book An Easy-to-understand Explanation of the Foundation of American Government By Kozak, Ellen M. (Book - 2011 ) 342.7302 K887e 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Your complete guide to the foundation of the United States government. This guide contains the complete text of the Constitution, with short descriptive margin notes throughout. Articles and amendments are analyzed in depth to help you comprehend the basis of democracy.

The Founders
The Founders The 39 Stories Behind the U.S. Constitution By Fradin, Dennis B. (Book - 2005 ) j 973.3 F799f 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:The stories behind the Constitution are as powerful as the nation it created. - See more at: http://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1605316068_the_founders#sthash.pJxelENZ.dpuf

A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights
A Kid's Guide to America's Bill of Rights Curfews, Censorship, and the 100-pound Giant By Krull, Kathleen (Book - 1999 ) j 342.73 K94k 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that make up the Bill of Rights, explaining what the amendments mean, how they have been applied, and the rights they guarantee.

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution By Fritz, Jean (Book - 2009 ) j 342.73 F919s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes how the Constitution came to be written and ratified. Also includes the full text of the document produced by the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution (DVD - 1993 ) DVD j 342.73029 SHH Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes how the United States Constitution came to be written and ratified.

United States Constitution
United States Constitution (DVD - 2004 ) DVD j 973 UNITED Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about America's history through the use of graphics and animations, live-action portrayals of historic figures and stories told from a child's point of view.

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 .

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:All elementary school students learn about the history of the U.S. Constitution when they begin social studies. This book tells them about the great American document itself--explaining exactly what the Constitution does as well as how it affects and protects people today.

We the Kids
We the Kids The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States By Catrow, David (Book - 2002 ) j 342.73 C367w 2002 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated preamble to the Constitution of the United States.

We the People
We the People The Story of Our Constitution By Cheney, Lynne V. (Book - 2008 ) j 342.73029 C518w 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In May 1787 delegates from across the country--including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin--gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States.

Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution?
Who Wrote the U.S. Constitution? And Other Questions About the Constitutional Convention of 1787 By Ransom, Candice F. (Book - 2011 ) j 320.973 R212w 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The U.S. government was weak, and its guiding document-the Articles of Confederation-was failing. Throughout the summer of 1787, state representatives and leaders argued, shouted, and wrote and rewrote articles. By September, they had produced a new document, the U.S. Constitution.


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