Governmental Checks and Balances
Governmental Checks and Balances examines the ways the three branches of the US government were designed to prevent each other from gaining too much power and influence. The title provides numerous examples of executive, legislative, and judicial checks that help keep the federal government running smoothly. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF043000, JNF038100, JNF010000|
|Subject||Character Education, History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
American Values and Freedoms – School Library Connection
Each title in the series addresses the historical significance of our Constitutional freedoms and the application of these freedoms since our nation’s founding. Each of the books follows the same format, providing reference aids at the end that include essential facts, additional resources, and source notes. In addition, each of the books includes discussion starters at the end of the chapter, captioned color and black and white photographs, and thought-provoking text boxes. Interspersed throughout are “perspective” pages that highlight an event through a specific lens. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards, this series offers readers an opportunity to think critically about these freedoms as they evolved through time. Glossary. Index. Timeline. Susan D. Yutzey, Retired School Librarian, Columbus, Ohio.