The Patriot Papers: Bursting with Fun Facts about America’s Early Rebels
There is a great deal of interest and conversation about the Constitution just now with an election year and an opening on the Supreme Court. This is a great time to get kids talking about the founding documents of our country. This book is a perfect entry for the middle-grade set. It examines the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the U. S. Bill of Rights. Pretty dry stuff, eh? Not in this book. Every page is graphically exciting with Fun Facts pulled out and featured along with some word definitions, timelines, illustrations, photographs, important dates and events, maps, and more. A section in the back highlights 23 significant people of the time who influenced the founding of the country. This group includes the usual suspects such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but also includes women and people of color and even an unnamed spy.
The authors also have ideas for teaching with the book including activities and helpful websites. Authors J. J. Prior and Elizabeth Whippie Prior have created a way fun for kids to examine the documents in their original language. Teachers, parents, and kids will all love this book.
Emilia Whippie Prior, JJ Prior