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by DK Publishing

From prime ministers and presidents to kings and queens, governments around the world are diverse and intricate. Who's in Charge? investigates the world's political systems and presents them to kids in a fun, appealing way.

From the Sumerian Empire to modern governments, Who's in Charge? is packed with information on evolving notions of citizenship, rights, power, and elections, along with eye-opening trivia facts. Kids can discover the difference between democracy, monarchy, and anarchy, and learn how politics can become global when countries band together and form coalitions such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

With inside stories on all the big ideas and powerful people in politics, Who's in Charge? explores how laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in government, and how kids can get involved.

Download Who's in Charge? (Big Questions) epub
ISBN: 0756662788
ISBN13: 978-0756662783
Category: Children
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Author: DK Publishing
Language: English
Publisher: DK Children (May 31, 2010)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1846 kb
FB2 size: 1297 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 518
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An excellent example of the Liberal agenda being pushed on our children. If you were looking for a nonpartisan book to learn about government, this is not it. When talking about Liberalism, the book says "we." It clearly illustrates that Liberalism is the ONLY moderate form of government, and it never talks about how conservatives care about localizing government and limiting federal government. Instead they say that conservatives "think that a government's authority and control is important." It was clear to me throughout, that this book was written with a one-sided point of view. If you have that same point of view, then I'm sure you'll love it.
This is an awesome resource for all households. As US voter participation rates continue to decline and many people are disheartened by the actions of their politicians and decision-makers, we need to share resources such as this book. The authors do a great job in explaining how and why different forms of government operate as they do. It is difficult to understand an earlier reviewer who describes the book as "blatently biased". Regardless of their viewpoints, individual readers are encouraged to participate in their government. "If you want to make a difference, this book tells you how! Find out how to make YOUR VOICE heard, no matter how old you are". (p.7)
Overall, I have found this book helpful in teaching my son. However, I am extremely disappointed in the biased nature with which it discussed liberalism vs. conservatism. The book paints everything about the liberal political party as progressive and altruistic, while disparaging the conservative party as self-serving and backwards. I found it to be based more on the author's opinions than on facts.
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