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Intermediate Civics (3-4)
Theme Addressed: Government

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Government in Children's Literature Grades: K-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | Literature Index

Title Author Subject Brief Description
Hiawatha: Messenger of Peace Dennis Brindell Fradin Representative forms of government Real-life account of Hiawatha's role in bringing together 5 warring Indian tribes which would form the Iroquois Federation, a representative system of government that is often credited with providing a model for American colonists three hundred years later.
Our Journey from Tibet: Based on a True Story Laurie Dolphin Freedoms and government repression of those freedoms Story of a young girl who flees Tibet with her siblings to escape oppressive Chinese rule. Children get split from their parents and attend a camp for Tibetan refugee children. Also discusses the role of the Dalai Lama.
Poppy Brian Floca Authority, control, and government Owl has convinced a family of deer mice that only he can provide them with protection from the porcupines. Heroine of story finds out that the owl is lying and challenges his authority to set the rules for her family.
Star of Fear: Star of Hope* Jo Hoestlandt Government repression of religious group Story takes place during Nazi occupation of France during WWII. Helen has a Jewish best friend, Lydia, who is forced to wear the yellow star. Before Helen realizes the severity of the situation Helen and her family faces, the Germans have come and taken away the whole family.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Cold War Ends* Nigel Kelly Communist vs. capitalist government This books explains how the Cold War began, persisted, and ended in a way that elementary students can understand.
Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution Jeffrey Symynkywicz Limits of consensual government Traces the revolution in Czechoslovakia and can be used to illustrate how limited and unlimited government differ.
We the People: The Constitution of the United States of America Peter Spier Preamble of
Author provides overview of Constitutional Convention and ratification, then uses illustrations to make each phrase in the preamble come alive for children.

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