Our Nation’s Documents: The Written Words that Shaped Our Country

Written by Time for Kids Editors with Melanie Kletter
Illustrated by Aaron Meshon

Complete overview of the major documents in the history of the United States. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution with all amendments, the Monroe Doctrine, the Emancipation Proclamation, Wilson’s 14 Points, Roosevelt’s Economic Bill of Rights, and the Truman Doctrine are all presented in their entirety. Brief historical perspectives and biographical information about the authors of the documents are also included. The truly innovative role comes with the discussion goes on in the margins of every page. Shown as a series of text messages, the discussion asks the questions most children would ask. During impeachment, “Okay, so the House brings charges. Then what happens?” The messages also bring a touch of humor – childish humor. For example, in response to evacuation of Russia in the 14 Points, the question, “Why would you want to vacuum Russia?”

Highly recommended as a reference to keep on hand for further study. Great way to keep kids engaged.

  • Our Nation's DocumentsTitle: Our Nation’s Documents: The Written Words that Shaped Our Country
  • Author: Time for Kids Editors with Melanie Kletter
  • Illustrator: Aaron Meshon
  • Published: Liberty Street/Time Inc. Books, 2018
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Paperback, 112 pages
  • Grade Level: 3 Up
  • Genre: Creative Nonfiction, History, Civics-
  • ISBN: 978-1-68330-848-5
  • Extras: Table of contents, Timeline, Index, Credits

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