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How Local, State, and Federal Government Works

From the Set Our Government and Citizenship

From the town mayor to the president of the United States, politicians serve citizens on three separate levels--local, state, and federal. This book encourages young readers to explore how people ranging from city councilmen to Supreme Court justices shape our nation.

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  • Separate Powers, Separate Governments
  • The National Government
  • State Governments
  • Local Governments
  • Time Line
  • Glossary Terms
  • For Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 320.473
ATOS Reading Level 7.4
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Number of Pages
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Our Government and Citizenship from Booklist on October 15, 2004

Titles in the new series Our Government and Citizenship provide straightforward information that explains the different facets of the U.S. government. Government introduces the concept of democracy by describing how it worked in ancient Athens and Rome and then shows how the North American colonists reshaped those political ideals to form a new nation. Succinct wording makes clear why we need different levels of governing no matter where in the U.S. we live and why our system of checks and balances on the federal level is effective. Power to the People explains how we elect our governmental officials, with most of the chapters taking readers chronologically through the process of how candidates campaign and get elected. Photos and drawings in both books are clear and well selected, and, especially in Power, the author is careful to provide balanced coverage of political parties. Particularly helpful is Power’s final chapter, which makes the process of voting seem both easy and important. Both books include a time line, and a glossary. Recommended purchase.

A noteworthy review of Our Government and Citizenship from Booklist on October 15, 2004

Spotlight on Series Nonfiction: Recommended purchase

Author: Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman is a children's author and editor who lives in Deerfield, Illinois, with his wife and daughter. He has written nonfiction children's books about countries, cities, and holidays, as well as several early readers. He has also edited hundreds of nonfiction books for readers of all ages.