Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Read!!!

Have you been out to vote yet?? Let's all remember, you can't complain about the state of the nation, if you didn't vote for a candidate! Get out there and cast your vote!

Being a military wife, patriotism is very high on our family priority list and I definitely wanted to post about a patriotic book! I really think my selection today was perfect for an Election Day read....all about our wonderful country and just how it came to be.

America: The Making of a Nation, was created by Charlie Samuels and really gets down to the nitty gritty of the birth of America, through journal form. The reader is taken on a journey through history, starting at the very beginning and ending in the 21st century. Each page has different activities and accessories, like lift-the-flaps, fold-outs, and even a removable replica of the Declaration of Independence. allowing kids to have fun through the reading process.

Though libraries may not be thrilled with the format, only because the pieces have a tendency to get lost when checked out over and over again, I would definitely recommend this title for home use as a fun reference for school reports, simple teaching about our nation, or a homeschooling resource. The pages are bold and bright, the information easy to read and extremely informative, and really a good choice for a whole range of ages.

If you're interested in learning more about America: The Making of a Nation, or to purchase, click the book cover above to link to Amazon. Happy Election Day!


Lisa said...

I voted!

Serena said...

I voted and this sounds like a good book!