For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters

For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters by Jeff Foster 1338643088 9781338643084
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Discover everything you ever wanted to know about how the government really works with this accessible, highly designed and illustrated handbook from Marjory Stoneman Douglas AP government teacher Jeff Foster.

Now more than ever, its so important for everyone to understand our government: where it came from, how it works, and how we can bring about change. And, after all, in the words of author and government teacher Jeff Foster, If you dont participate, you cant complain.This book is a comprehensive and entertaining guide that answers questions like: What is the Constitution? What are the branches of the government? What is the Electoral College? What are the political parties? What are the different responsibilities of the city, state, and federal governments?Plus, discover the complete backstory on some of our governments most important moments, like why we wrote the Declaration of Independence, and how people since then have worked withand protested againstthe government to improve the lives of all Americans.Each spread features a mix of black-and-white and full-color art, including infographics, charts, maps, political caricatures, and other engaging visual elements that will be fun and easy for kids to understand.Includes a foreword from Yolanda Renee King, an activist and the granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, plus lots of amazing back matter about how kids can participate and get involved.

Author: Jeff Foster

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 176

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Publication Date: 2020-09-01


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