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The United States Constitution; A Round Table Comic Kindle Edition
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I highly recommend [The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation] to anyone interested in United States history, or to teachers or families wanting to teach kids about our government in an entertaining way. I will be using it with my own kids whenever we study United States history or U.S. Government. --Jenny Williams, Geek Dad; March 14, 2012 http: //www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/03/constitution-comics/
While the U.S. Constitution s primary value is as a document, it is also a historical artifact that embodies the fascinating story of its own creation. In this version, Baer and Lueth (who coauthor the online graphic novel Impure Blood) generously cover both aspects, and the core text (the first ten amendments are noted but the text is not provided) is intercut with the drama of a Constitutional Congress that actually drafted an innovative work despite personal prejudices, turf wars, the divisive slavery issue, and the searing heat of a 1780s Philadelphia summer. In a triumph of character design, Lueth has created distinct, memorable images for each of the many delegates who hacked through their Gordian knots as the summer dragged on. Hill & Wang s lengthier book of the same name includes all amendments and more background, but this volume dramatizes the compelling soap opera of egos that, against considerable odds, managed to create the imperfect yet sorely needed document that has endured for more than two centuries. VERDICT While context for some plot elements is not clear, this graphic novel dramatizes a historical precedent for group action despite disagreement that we should heed today. A free curriculum guide by Katie Monnin (Teaching Graphic Novels) is available. Recommended for tweens through adults in and out of the classroom. --Library Journal, May, 15, 2012
Whether you're a parent, a teacher, or an interested citizen, what if you could explain the Constitution and the disagreements that led to its crafting in about an hour? Round Table Companies, a publishing company, has done just that by assigning to a writer and an artist the challenge of creating a graphic adaptation to explain the writing of the United States Constitution and the effort the founding fathers exerted to ratify it.--Kate Kelly "Huffington Post, February 27, 2012 "
I highly recommend The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation to anyone interested in United States history, or to teachers or families wanting to teach kids about our government in an entertaining way. I will be using it with my own kids whenever we study United States history or U.S. Government.--Jenny Williams "Geek Dad, March 14, 2012 " --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B007HEJXVE
- Publisher : Writers of the Round Table Press (9 November 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 7222 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 80 pages
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This is a perfect book for kids (5th-8th grade?) but is fun for adults to read also. It would be a great teaching tool.