What would you think if any of the following happened:
- Someone protesting across the street from a
police station about the illegal tactics the police
are using gets arrested. The person is not told
why he was arrested. When brought to trial, the
person is required to explain why he broke the
- The government shuts down a local newspaper
that incorrectly reported the details of the president's
- Congress passes a law forbidding a particular
religion from practicing their faith. Additionally,
they state that public prayer is not allowed.
What constitutional privileges do these situations
violate, if any? The only way to know if your constitutional
rights have been violated is to fully understand
the U.S. Constitution itself. Constitution
Translated for Kids is a simple translation of the entire Constitution, written
at the fifth-grade level. Cathy Travis has also included the original
text of the document side-by-side her kid-friendly interpretation.
Also included is a timeline, modern applications of the amendments,
and an explanation of actual and proposed amendments. The book also
teaches kids about the various branches of the U.S. government and
their designated responsibilities.
Not only is the text in this book interesting and helpful, but readers
are invited to visit www.ConstitutionEZ.com for free teaching materials
and resources! This particular bilingual edition contains a Spanish
translation side-by-side the English text. Since I don't read Spanish,
I found this quite distracting. However, if an older student were
studying Spanish, this would be a great way to provide them with
reading material in Spanish that is educational!
This well-written book is worth including in teaching younger students
about their rights as U.S. citizens. Portions of the Constitution
would be great for copy work and memorization, as well. Why not conclude
a study of the American Revolution by reading this foundational book
about our most important U.S. document?