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The Declaration of Independence: Introducing Primary Sources
Contributor(s): Clay, Kathryn
ISBN: 1515763609     ISBN-13: 9781515763604
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
    OUR PRICE: $8.35  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: August 2017
Annotation: Shares facts about the Declaration of Independence, including the work of the First Continental Congress, how the document was shared with the American people, and its various parts.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Symbols, Monuments, Etc.
Dewey: 973.3/13
LCCN: 2017010251
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Smithsonian Little Explorer
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.75" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 190516
Reading Level: 5.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
This engaging series strikes the right balance between information and images. Each volume focuses on a primary source or site, examining the events that led to its creation, its evolving role throughout history, and its current status. Well-captioned photographs, maps, documents, and paintings are featured prominently throughout, breaking up the age-appropriate texts. Core standardsaligned critical-thinking questions are appended. Reading list, timeline. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Smithsonian Little Explorer titles: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Capitol, The White House.] Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ: Series Made Simple Fall 2017)

K-Gr 2—These three volumes introduce their respective subjects through clear prose. The Declaration of Independence details the beginning of the U.S. independence movement and analyzes various parts of the document. The U.S. Capitol provides pertinent facts about the building, such as how it "has 540 rooms, 658 windows, and 85 doorways." This is followed by a history of the design, building, and damage in the War of 1812. Similar information is featured in The White House. Facts are presented in inserts, and the main text covers a good amount of information in a limited number of pages. VERDICT Will appeal to browsers and report writers alike.

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.