Presidential Perspectives takes you into the Oval Office during some of the most pivotal moments in US history. See this history through the eyes of the presidents as they shape policies and make key decisions.
- Fall 2019
- Spring 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Presidential Perspectives – School Library Connection
Each title in this series focuses on a key issue that faced a particular president. Each issue is discussed in four chapters followed by important dates, “stop and think,” and learn more. Explore Online boxes direct readers to ABDO’s mycorelibrary.com for further information about a particular topic and centers on a series of questions to answer. In keeping with series stated support for the Common Core State Standards, the layout consists of a larger font and line-spacing with ample illustrations. Recommended.
Presidential Perspectives - Booklist
★STARRED★ Offering a unique look at history, the Presidential Perspectives series presents pivotal American events through the eyes of the president. The books are written in a style that neatly balances facts and accessibility, using the president’s views on the issue and direct quotes from presidential documents. High quality illustration and an inviting design will attract readers; and teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the inclusion of activities that encourage students to form their own opinions on the issues. Here’s a series that will get kids thinking.
Presidential Perspectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
In these concise titles, historical events are examined through the related actions and beliefs of the then–sitting president. The book uses quotes from the presidents’ letters and speeches with relevant personal details about their daily lives: a premise that proves to be an effective way to add an otherwise uncommon intimacy to historical events. These insights are not limited to the presidents. In Cuban Missile Crisis, a sidebar provides a poignant glimpse into the public response in Russia with a quote from Khrushchev’s son, Sergei. Primary source documents help convey the political and emotional climate of the time. Interesting and insightful complements to American history units.