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Literature & Thought

Government & Current Events

Three new government and current events titles emphasize critical thinking skills, each with an essential question for students to consider as they read. The selections, activities, and organization of each book leads students to think critically about this essential question as they develop a deeper understanding of the Constitution, individual liberties, and much more.

Percentage of Informational Text Selections

Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

Essential Question: What Prevents Tyranny?

Cluster One: How would society be different without the First Amendment?—Evaluating Arguments

Cluster Two: How well does federalism protect individual rights?—Defining Key Words and Phrases

Cluster Three: Why are suspects' rights important?—Integrating Multimedia Information

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own—Integrating Sources of Information

80 Percent

The Three Branches of Government

Essential Question: Which Branch is Most Powerful?

Cluster One: How well does Congress represent the people?—Inferring Information

Cluster Two: What makes a president great?—Evaluating Arguments

Cluster Three: How does the Supreme Court effect change?—Summarizing Key Ideas

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own—Integrating Sources of Information

80 Percent

We the People: Foundations of American Government

Essential Question: Does the Constitution Work Today?

Cluster One: What ideas shaped the founders?—Analyzing Sources

Cluster Two: How should government power be divided?—Evaluating Points of View

Cluster Three: What constitutional compromises matter today?—Evaluating Explanations

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own—Integrating Sources of Information

95 Percent
 

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  1. Government & Current Events Complete Set (3 titles)
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  5. Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Student Edition Hardcover

    9432702
    Teaches critical thinking and focuses on the question How do we achieve the ideal of equal rights for all? with selections by Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Richard Wright, and more. Learn More
    $21.95

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  6. Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Student Edition Softcover

    9432701
    Teaches critical thinking and focuses on the question How do we achieve the ideal of equal rights for all? with selections by Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Richard Wright, and more. Learn More
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  7. Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Student Edition Online (6-year License)

    94327D

    Minimum Purchase of 25 Required

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  8. Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Shared Inquiry Teacher Guide

    08209
    Includes professional development, interactive whiteboard lessons, a Teacher Guide, a Great Books Discussion Guide for Teachers, and a Student Edition. Learn More
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  9. Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Individual Rights: The Blessings of Liberty

    Teacher Guide

    26768
    Includes access to interactive whiteboard lessons. Sold only in conjunction with a classroom set of 25 online or print Student Editions Learn More
    $44.95
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  10. Three Branches of Government

    The Three Branches of Government

    Student Edition Hardcover

    9434902
    Teaches critical thinking and focuses on the question What prevents tyranny? with selections by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Linda Chavez, Learned Hand, George Orwell, and more. Learn More
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