The United States Congress is the only branch of government chosen exclusively by the people! Made up of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, there are 535 members in Congress. Meeting several times a year in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., they work to make laws for our country, as well as many other important tasks. The term limits of House and Senate members are discussed, as well as the qualifications, background, and jobs each of these important people contribute when representing the citizens of the United States of America! This book will allow students to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Counting Our People, is a new addition to Cherry Lake's Citizens and Their Governments series. This book, released to coincide with the US census, will help the reader understand the history and importance of counting our people and the impact it has on the way we govern.
The foundation of democracy is the vote of the people. The history of voting in the United States and some of the interesting results are recapped in this book.
The Liberty Bell, which resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is over 260 years old and can be traced back to William Penn. Created to commemorate Penns visionary work, it now stands as one of our nations most valued symbols of peace, liberty, and freedom for all! Read all about William Penn and his visions for our great nation, and all the facts about this old, cracked bell that doesnt even ring anymore! This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is one of our most important symbols of freedom. Standing tall in New York Harbor, it has been a welcoming sight to immigrants of long ago and the people today who see it for the first time. This book details everything about Lady Liberty, including the plans to build her, the cost and struggles it took to make and ship her here, and the renovations it takes to keep her standing tall. The little-known symbols put into the Statue of Liberty are also highlighted. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
City hall is a bustling place, filled with workers of all kinds. Readers will learn about the many jobs people do to keep our cities running smoothly.
The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Police Officers, gives young readers an idea of the role that Police Officers play in their community.