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The US Congress for kids : over 200 years of lawmaking, deal-breaking, and compromising, with 21 activities

Author: Ronald A Reis
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
Series: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Reis, Ronald A.
US Congress for Kids : Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising, with 21 Activities.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald A Reis
ISBN: 9781613749784 1613749783 9781613749807 1613749805
OCLC Number: 892799365
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D). California; Introduction; Time Line; 1. Unfinished Business: Congress and Slavery; Find Your Representative; Write a Letter to Your Representative; 2. Capitol and Capital: Congress Comes of Age; Create Your Own Congressional Money --
Make a One-Minute, Morning Hour Speech; Know Your District; 3. High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Congress and Impeachment; Make a Capital for the Capitol; Track a Bill through Congress; 4. A New Age Dawning: Congress and the Progressive Era. Make a Federal Budget Pie ChartCreate a Congressional Commemorative Observance; Learn How to Register to Vote; 5. Coming to America: Congress and Immigration Policy; Research Ellis Island Records; Take an American Citizenship Test; 6. Keeping a Watchful Eye: Congress Investigates; Find Congressional Images at the Library of Congress; Nominate Two People for National Statuary Hall; 7. Tired of Giving In: Congress and Civil Rights; Take a Virtual Tour of Capitol Hill; Make a Capitol Dome; 8. Having Our Say: Congress-Advise and Consent; Design a Congressional Medal of Honor. Launch a Petition Action9. Hill Style and Home Style: Congress and Campaigning; Make a House Ceremonial Mace; Visit a Congressional District Office; Create a Glossary Word Search; Afterword by Rep. Kristi Noem (R), South Dakota; Websites to Explore; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Ronald A. Reis.
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An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose, structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, making a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.

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