CITIZENSHIP: Get involved in community affairs. Stay informed. Vote. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
Campaign ads are inescapable, especially in election years. Asking Questions about Political Campaigns shows what goes into those ads, how successful campaigns get their messages across, and how political campaigns and the media influence each other. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Law enforcement is keeping up with technology - and the criminals attempting to take advantage of it. Cyber cops use the latest electronic devices to track and find the bad guys.
Our unalienable rights, and efforts to protect them, are a foundation of American government. Those rights, the Bill of Rights, and other protections are described in this book
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.
This study makes the United States government system - three branches with checks and balances - clear and understandable.
All the things governments do at all levels - national, state, and local - are highlighted.
There are many opportunities for people to make a difference, such as delivering meals to the elderly or volunteering with United Way or the Red Cross. This book encourages people to help out where they can.
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.
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.
Homeland Security discusses why and how the Department of Homeland Security was created and the measures taken by the Department to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States.
This book relays the factual details of the War of 1812. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of a U.S. Soldier, a British soldier, and a privateer working on the side of the U.S. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
This book relays the factual details of the creation of the U.S. Constitution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a serving girl at a Pennsylvania boardinghouse, a law clerk in the state of Virginia, and an apprentice printer. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.