This book looks at the history, organization, and responsibilities of the judicial branch of the United States government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the organization, duties, and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn where a country's money comes from. Where do the millions and billions of pounds go to? Why do people have to pay taxes? What is GDP? And how and when will you be able to play a part in the economy.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn how money flows around the world. And how do we know what money really is when money is so different from country to country? What is the foreign exchange and how does it work? Why are some countries super-rich and some living in poverty?
Why do police cars patrol the streets? Police cars help police officers fight crime and stop people from driving dangerously. Get a look into these cars and the equipment police use inside them. Blastoff! Series
Government leaders help to govern our country, our states, and our cities. They make important decisions, solve problems, and see that laws are enforced. The people they serve elect most government officials. Long ago, there were not as many government officials as there are today because the United States had a smaller population.
The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.
Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.
Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.
Learn about recontruction in American history through engaging text, detailed illustrations and photos of artifacts.
Military helicopters perform a variety of missions for armed forces around the world. Some of these helicopters are capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour! Readers will discover the history, technology, and future of the world's fastest military helicopters.
The National Mall, one of our country's most beautiful symbols, includes gardens, monuments, museums, and open spaces that make this serene landmark a wonderful, peaceful place to visit.
The Liberty Bell is over 260 years old and can be traced back to William Penn. Created to commemorate Penn's visionary work, it now stands as one of our nation's most valued symbols of peace, liberty, and freedom for all.
"The Star Spangled Banner" became the national anthem of the United States in 1931. Uniting Americans with pride every time it is played, it always brings a sense of loyalty and honor to the citizens of the United States of America.
This book explains how it is the responsibility of your city or town government to keep you safe and maintain a clean place for you to live. It builds parks, cleans streets, and enforces the laws made by the state government.
This book discusses civic responsibilities and how to be a good citizen.
This book takes you through the many processes the legislative branch of our government must follow to introduce a bill and the steps it goes through to make a bill an actual law.
This book outlines the reasons the Constitution was first written in 1787 and how it has changed to fit our world today.
This book discusses how the United States is a Federalist government, meaning powers are split between states and the national government, and the role of state governments.
This book discusses the term limits of House and Senate members, as well as the qualifications, background, and jobs each member contributes when representing the citizens of the United States.
This book describes all the responsibilities of the president, the duties of the Cabinet members who advise the president, and the qualifications needed to run for president.
This book discusses the highest court in our country, the terms and ranks of each member, and what role they play to balance the scales of justice.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of how police officers fight crime and keep people safe.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a quote from the U.S. Constitution most Americans know by heart. The right to have a healthy peacetime life-- to be free from want, hunger, disease -- is one of the rights that defines happiness. Read why this right is important for young people today. Learn how societies around the world fare in providing freedom from want to all people. And discover ways to help deliver critical basic needs to others.
The executive branch of the United States government is responsible for putting laws into action. This book carefully explains the workings of the executive branch, from its most visible figure, the President, through to the vice president, cabinet, and executive departments and agencies. Key roles such as the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Attorney General are profiled. A comparison to other executive powers in state and local governments, as well as other countries, is also included.