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Shh! We're Writing the Constitution Perfect Paperback – January 1, 2001
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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Fritz makes it clear that there were Founding Fathers, such as Patrick Henry who refused to attend the convention, who did not want a strong federal government, as well as those like Alexander Hamilton who dismissed the current confederation as "nothing but a monster with thirteen heads." The "Shh!" in the title has to do with the agreement of the delegates to keep the proceedings a secret. One of the great things about this book is that young students who already know about George Washington and Benjamin Franklin will learn about other Founding Fathers who were important in framing the Constitution, such as Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, William Paterson of New Jersey, Luther Martin of Maryland, and Edmund Randolph of Virginia. Again, not all of these men would sign their names to the finished document, but they were important during the debate.Read more ›
We often take our country and its beliefs for granted, but this book does a nice job of showing that there was plenty of disagreement during the hot summer of 1787 while delegates from the Colonies wrote this founding document, our blueprint for a Republican government. Fritz does a nice job showing the different personalities of some of these delegates and how this factored into the proceedings, mentioning things like some delegates falling asleep during the presentations of one boring speaker. While the temperatures boiled, so did some of the tempers, with some members even storming out in anger at times. Nothing about our founding was cut and dried, nor could anyone take for granted how things would turn out, and this book makes that fact come alive.Read more ›
And as always, Tomie Depaola's well-researched, uncomplicated illustrations thoroughly support the text and lend historical accuracy to the content, further facilitating reader understanding and augmenting retention.
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I bought this for a 2nd grader. A little bit of a heftier read than I thought. I recommend this for older grades.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cover art was updated from the original style which is shown for the product picture.Published 9 months ago by Jacob
I'm active in a DAR chapter and each year we visit classrooms in colonial dresses for Constitution Week. I plan to give these to some of the teachers.Published 11 months ago by Nancy Wofford
This is a higher level book. I bought it for a 2nd/3rd grade class and it is very wordy with little pictures. Great book but not for the grade level i wanted.Published 14 months ago by C - Mama Likes To Read Book Blog
Constitution Week is September 17-23! Great book for educating children.Published 16 months ago by Michael Peterson
I think we have no idea of the hard work they put into getting our country started on the right footPublished 16 months ago by Shirlee V. Randall
Excellent book to build background for students that need extra support.Published 17 months ago by Wordyalot