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The Presidency
ISBN: 9780531122938
Author: January, Brendan
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Published: September 2004
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: - With the upcoming 2004 Presidential Election, the presidency is a very timely topic.
- Perfect resource for reports and projects on the presidency, the structure of U.S. government, the executive branch, and the balance of power.
- Vivid color photographs with lively captions to illustrate key concepts.
- Includes list of organizations and print, video, and online resources for further investigation.
- Includes thorough glossary, index, and notes on research.
- Great to sell with other Watts Library: U.S. Government & Military books.
Grades 5-8 National Social Studies Standards
Time, Continuity, & Change: II
- Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.
- Identify and describe selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures.
Individuals, Groups, & Institutions: V
- Analyze group and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.
- Describe the various forms institutions take and the interactions of people with institutions.
Power, Authority, & Governance: VI
- Describe the purpose of government and how its powers are acquired, used, and justified.
- Identify and describe the basic features of the political system in the United States, and identify representative leaders from various levels and branches of government.

Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.35" H x 9.54" L x 8.24" W 63 pages
Bargain Category: History, Middle School, Presidents & Wives, Reference, Upper Elementary
Grade level(s): 4th, 5th, 6th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 March)
Gr 3-6-January examines the office of the president and its constitutional duties, and the individuals who have served as chief executive and commander in chief and their different interpretations of their roles. Congress details the activities of the House of Representatives and the Senate and also describes how legislation becomes law. Of special interest is the section on how citizens can become involved in the process. Next, LeVert offers an explanation of the role of the Electoral College, including a detailed discussion of the 2000 election. Full-color and black-and-white photos, reproductions, and appropriate sidebars enhance the texts. All three books are serviceable teaching tools and useful fodder for reports.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.