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- A great introduction for young readers to the Congress, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the structure of U.S. government, the executive branch, and the balance of power.
- Vivid color photographs with lively captions to illustrate key concepts.
- Includes list of organizations and print, video, and online resources for further investigation.
- Includes thorough glossary, index, and notes on research.
- Great to sell with other Watts Library: U.S. Government & Military books.
Grades 5-8 National Social Studies Standards
Time, Continuity, & Change: II
- Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.
- Identify and describe selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures.
Individuals, Groups, & Institutions: V
- Analyze group and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.
- Describe the various forms institutions take and the interactions of people with institutions.
Power, Authority, & Governance: VI
- Describe the purpose of government and how its powers are acquired, used, and justified.
- Identify and describe the basic features of the political system in the United States, and identify representative leaders from various levels and branches of government.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 63 pages
  • 193.04 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 158.76g
  • Children's Press(CT)
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0531166058
  • 9780531166055

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