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Unite or Die

Unite or Die The thirteen ORIGINAL colonies Together again One night only The children of Forest Lake Elementary School trod the boards in a dramatic reenactment of how the United States Constitution came to be Af

  • Title: Unite or Die
  • Author: Jacqueline Jules Jef Czekaj
  • ISBN: 9781580891899
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The thirteen ORIGINAL colonies Together again One night only The children of Forest Lake Elementary School trod the boards in a dramatic reenactment of how the United States Constitution came to be After the Revolution, the young United States was anything but united The states acted like thirteen separate countries, with their own governments, laws, and currencies ItThe thirteen ORIGINAL colonies Together again One night only The children of Forest Lake Elementary School trod the boards in a dramatic reenactment of how the United States Constitution came to be After the Revolution, the young United States was anything but united The states acted like thirteen separate countries, with their own governments, laws, and currencies It took bravery, smarts, and a lot of compromises to create a workable system of government under the new constitution Full of facts about our fledgling democracy, the call for a national government, and the Constitutional Convention, this book presents American history with personality, good humor, and energy This show is not to be missed.Jef Czekaj s exuberant illustrations capture the excitement of opening night and the elation of the birth of a nation.

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      Published :2019-01-15T03:52:04+00:00

    1 thought on “Unite or Die

    1. A very kid-friendly way to present the topic, this book was easy and interesting to read, and I learned a thing or two from it. The afterword, notes (about the information on each page), and bibliography provided lots of extra and supporting "stuff." I did not like the illustrations, and I'm afraid they are keeping me from giving this book more stars. I don't mind the cartooney-ness of them, but it was distracting that so many characters on so many pages looked like angry vampires.

    2. Should not mix wishful thinking with the truth of how this occurred. People of color are over-represented throughout in these drawings; best way I can say it.

    3. Fun, fun fun. Sure we have heard of the Articles of Confederation and the Virginia Compromise and the New Jersey Plan, but who really remembers much about them? This book could help lots of kids (and adults, on occasion) better understand how our system of government came about.After the war for independence, there really wasn’t much of a United States of America. There were just thirteen separate states. Problems. One big problem was money. Each state printed its own. States wouldn’t accept [...]

    4. This is essentially a book about the founding of the U.S. Constitution meant for grade schoolers, but you might not get that from the rather threatening title, Unite or Die. The book's narrative content and form is, in fact, anything but threatening or even mildly ominous or horrific (no threats of death or death threats to be found), which only adds to peculiarity of the title. But forget about that. The real marvel is the story's (meta-)structural conceit, involving a bunch of grade schoolers [...]

    5. Summary - Presents the road to the Constitution as told by students in a play. Curriculum Connection - This would be a good way to celebrate Constitution Day with younger students.Personal Reaction - I thought the author did a good job of presenting the challenges the founding fathers faced in meeting the needs and desires of the different states, in a way that is understandable to young students. I also liked the idea of it being presented as a play with students dressed as the states. I read/w [...]

    6. Themes: United States Constitution, 13 Colonies, government,US History 1783-1815This is a fun, quirky book that explains how the US Constitution came to be in our country. Students are dressed in costumes of 13 colonies and they are putting on a play about the political process our country went through to write the US Constitution. It boarders on graphic novel and is written with cute & humorous speech bubbles that will easily engage students. Uses in the classroom: Great follow up to a less [...]

    7. I'm not sure what age this book is meant for. My 11-year-old liked it but it was too long for my 7-year-old.Each page has a summary plus the kids acting out their parts in a play. For example, the first page says, "On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolution. Thirteen colonies had won their independence from England. A new country was born." It then has 3 kids wearing state costumes that say, "Hooray! Freedom!", "Now we can govern ourselves.", [...]

    8. A cute grade-level book about the founding of the nation and the thought process that went into the Constitution. Graphic novel style makes it accessible to kids of all ages. The illustrations leave much to be desired. When I looked at the first page with kids on it, I thought it was going to be a book about vampire children in a school play! How many kids do you know that their incisor teeth stick out of their mouths? And then their are the faces drawn with the nose where the ear should be. A l [...]

    9. This book does a great job of letting kids read about what happened after we won the American Revolution. The charcters of this book put on a play about how the 13 states (colonies) became a nation. The play opens with the signing of the Treaty of Paris 1783 and ends with the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Then if gives a bunch of historical notes at the end of the book. It would be a great book to read after you finish up the Revolutionary War Unit.

    10. This entertaining picture book gives a great overview of the creation of the American Constitution. In clear, concise text Jacqueline Jules explains why we needed a central government and how the thirteen states went about creating one. Jef Czekaj's illustrations make it fun as the information is presented through kids dressed as states and forefathers doing a school play. Highly recommended.Full review on my blog: abbylibrarian/200

    11. The reader's theater style dialog and illustrations make this a fun way to teach kids some important facts from our history. I'm taking this home for my 4th grader, who is having too much history crammed down her throat too quickly so that she can forget most of it after the standardized test in May.

    12. 1. How 13 states became a nation2. American history 3. American revolution4. George Washington 5. Lesson plan: make a timeline with dates in the book Very funny, good pictures, great for read aloud

    13. The kids in this cartoon-style book didn't know much about the writing of the U.S. Constitution before putting on a class play about it. Now you, too, can learn and laugh and applaud yourself for knowing the exciting story of this very important document.

    14. Clever way to get kids reading about the early history of our nation. Would make a good springboard for creative history projects in the classroom.

    15. cartoon play put on my a elementary class about the 13 colonies adopting the Constitution. Very informative. I like how the kids are dressed up as the 13 states.

    16. Very well done with a great combination of text and speech bubbles. Very accessible for elementary students.

    17. Really clever book that brings interest to younger readers by representing the colonies and the transition to nationhood through a play at a school. Helpful facts in the back

    18. Liked the idea of this, but I don't agree completely with some of the wording. "Living document" interpretation, etc.

    19. Great class performance of how Thirteen States Became a Union. Perfect complimentary book with Those Rebels John and Tom by Kerley.

    20. True story: my kids got things right on standardized tests because of things they remembered from this book.

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