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Serving your community
Ditchfield, Christin.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Children's Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Calling all volunteers -- Serving people -- Saving the planet -- Solving problems -- Doing your part.
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.3 0.5 76627.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.8 3 Quiz: 34695 Guided reading level: P.

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Material Type
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HN49.V64 D57 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HN49.V64 D57 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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 institutionsPower, Authority, and Governance: VI- 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 and practice selected forms of civic discussion and participation- Recognize and interpret how the common good can be strengthened through various forms of citizen action.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These books clearly explain challenging concepts through large print and fairly simple vocabulary. The interesting, well-captioned full-color photos enliven these otherwise potentially dull presentations. Each book has four or five sections, each of which is about 10 pages long. The first title explains the difference between "nonimmigrants," people who work or study here but do not plan to stay, and "immigrants," or "Lawful Permanent Residents." It outlines the general qualifications for the immigration process and discusses problems that immigrants commonly face. Ditchfield explains the meaning of civil rights and how they are guaranteed under the Constitution. Much of the text is devoted to the various amendments, especially the First Amendment. The fight for civil rights for women and African Americans is also addressed. Marilyn Prolman's The Constitution (Children's, 1995) provides a view of constitutional history leading to the Bill of Rights. Serving Your Community begins with a discussion of the volunteer spirit encouraged by John Kennedy. It outlines the types of volunteer work that assist individuals and ways to help planet Earth. The last section suggests ways that children can become involved in volunteerism. For many more ideas for service projects for slightly older children, use Barbara A. Lewis's The Kid's Guide to Service Projects (Free Spirit, 2003).-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Calling All Volunteersp. 5
Serving Peoplep. 12
Saving the Planetp. 22
Solving Problemsp. 30
Doing Your Partp. 36
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48