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Title:
Making a law
Author:
De Capua, Sarah.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Explains what laws are, how local, state, and federal laws are made, and what citizens can do to participate in the lawmaking process.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is a law? -- Making local laws -- Making state laws -- Making federal laws -- You and the law.
Reading Level:
830 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.7 0.5 76626.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5 3 Quiz: 34693 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780516228013

9780516279411
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Book

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NATIONAL STANDARDS: National Social Studies Standards Grades K-4Individuals, Groups, and Institutions: V- Identify examples of institutions and describe the interactions of people with institutions- Give examples of the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and changePower, Authority, and Governance: VI- Give examples of how government does or does not provide for the needs and wants of people, establish order and security, and manage conflict- Distinguish among local, state, and national government- Recognize and give examples of the tensions between the wants and needs of individuals and groups, and concepts such as fairness, equity, and justiceCivic Ideals and Practices: X- Identify the key ideals of the American democratic form of government- Identify and practice selected forms of civic discussion and participation- Recognize that a variety of formal and informal factors influence and shape public policy


Table of Contents

What Is a Law?p. 5
Making Local Lawsp. 11
Making State Lawsp. 18
Making Federal Lawsp. 28
You and the Lawp. 38
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48