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Woodrow G. Washingtail is a civic-minded mouse with presidential ambitions. His “tail” is told in rhyming poetry in Woodrow for President, an Accelerated Reader book that follows Woodrow run for president of the United Mice of America.
Students will learn about campaigning, elections, and one mouse’s term as the nation’s “Big Cheese.” The sequel, Woodrow, the White House Mouse, also by by Peter W. Barnes, describes presidential duties and information about the art, architecture and history of the White House.
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First Ladies Day in Court is a reader's theater style script that covers several of our first founding fathers, civics and economics content while reinforcing language and literature standards. Comprehension questions are embedded in the text.
Jim Klass is being sued by Amanda Ketch for breach of contract when a date goes sour. The wives of some early presidents come to testify about what their husbands did to help the new nation, including westward expansion. The defendants and jury (audience) learn about irregular plurals (spice is not the plural of spouse although mice is for mouse), barter and the workings of the judicial branch of the government.