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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Book Hour - Constitution Translated for Kids

On Wednesday, Mindy's guest was Cathy Travis, author of Constitution Translated for Kids. I really enjoyed the way Mindy tied the book into current events and had Cathy explain some of the points of the Constitution. Their conversation got Camille thinking about the Constitution and wanting to learn more. So, for us, it was a success.

The quiz at the end of the interview was perhaps a little intimidating for the audience. Even Camille didn't want to call in to take it. Mindy gave the first question in a simplified form (ie, answer is part of the question) and people started calling in. Unfortunately, not all kids were expecting to get the answer in the question and some were still a little bit stumped!

Looking over the reviews, this looks like a great book for kids (and adults) wanting to learn more about the Constitution, put not intended as a primer. As we are spending more time in DC this year and it is a year filled with politics and government, I would consider this book for my 5th grader.

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