Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 Activities (For Kids series) (Paperback)

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By Richard Panchyk, Senator John Kerry (Foreword by), III Baker, James (Afterword by), Nadine Strossen (Introduction by)
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This lively and comprehensive activity book teaches young readers everything they need to know about the nation's highest court. Organized around keystones of the Constitution—including free speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, criminal justice, and property rights—the book juxtaposes historical cases with similar current cases. Presented with opinions from both sides of the court cases, readers can make up their own minds on where they stand on the important issues that have evolved in the Court over the past 200 years. Interviews with prominent politicians, high-court lawyers, and those involved with landmark decisions—including Ralph Nader, Rudolph Giuliani, Mario Cuomo, and Arlen Specter—show the personal impact and far-reaching consequences of the decisions. Fourteen engaging classroom-oriented activities involving violations of civil rights, exercises of free speech, and selecting a classroom Supreme Court bring the issues and cases to life. The first 15 amendments to the Constitution and a glossary of legal terms are also included.

About the Author

Richard Panchyk is the author of American Folk Art for Kids, Archaeology for Kids, Galileo for Kids, and World War II for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Senator John Kerry lives in Boston. James Baker III is a former Secretary of State.

Praise For…

"An outstanding foray into the workings of the Supreme Court."  —Nashville Parent

"Shares fascinating details about the early court."  —Positive Parenting

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556526077
ISBN-10: 1556526075
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: For Kids series