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Written by Peter Benoit

ISBN: 978-0-531-21330-8

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There are many nations in the world, and each one has been shaped by a unique history and culture. As a result, these different countries have all developed their own individual forms of government. Readers will learn how the United States government is structured and compare it to the governments of other countries. They will also learn how governments interact with each other and what happens when a nation’s people decide to fight back against unfair leadership.
Item #: 625626
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 6 1/2" X 9"
Pages: 64
Grades: 4 - 6
Ages: 9 - 11
Dewey #: 320.3
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Level: 1040L
AR Quiz #: 164676
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 7.5
  • Sidebars illustrate how history affects the present day
  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Timelines and maps increase readers’ understanding of historical context
  • Contains commentary about how the event has helped shape the world as we know it
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  • Complex and captivating informational texts clearly explain historical events, political ideas, and scientific procedures.
  • Photos, graphs, diagrams, and other text features challenge students to synthesize information from various media to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  • Paired texts present the same theme from different perspectives, encouraging students to compare and contrast the most important points.
  • Build social studies and academic vocabulary with grade-appropriate words used in context.
  • There’s always room for debate with our sophisticated topics. That’s why Cornerstones of Freedom titles make perfect resources for persuasive writing projects, challenging students to cite textual evidence to support their views.
  • These complex social studies topics are ideal for collaborative discussions. Students will have to explicitly draw from the text to engage in the conversation.