The Gettysburg Address + US Constitution
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Your teen will want answers to all his questions about why America found itself at war with itself and in The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation, he will begin to grasp the deep-seated conflict between limited government and a robust government. He will also learn how Americans allowed slavery to take hold, then found it practically impossible to abandon it.
The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation scrutinizes each portion of the Address to reexamine the entire Civil War and its resulting consequences.
Drawing on fascinating first-hand accounts of Americans and using the details of individual families, soldiers, leaders, and slaves, The Gettysburg Address shows us the events through the eyes of those who lived through the war. Intelligently written and lavishly illustrated, The Gettysburg Address is both entertaining and illuminating.
Note: There is an instance of what we consider inappropriate language on page 7. Nothing that your older child will not have heard before; it can easily be rectified with a touch of white-out.
Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2018 Eleventh-Grade Curriculum Kit! and Timberdoodle's Non-Religious 2018 Eleventh-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Authors: Jonathan Hennessey, Aaron McConnell
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
US Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation
Pull this book from your box and watch a smile cross your teen’s face. He knows he needs to study the US Constitution, he just never expected to enjoy it! The writer of The United States Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation undertakes the daunting task of going through the entire Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment, explaining the meaning and implications of each - in teen-friendly graphic format. A fine introduction to U.S. legal history, The United States Constitution - A Graphic Adaptation explores the historical context in which various elements of the Constitution originated, including the dark side of constitutional history. Controversies are put in historical context and nearly every major case that the Supreme Court has ruled on - including cases where it has reversed itself - is explored, even cases that are less popular in Christian circles. Though the text of the Constitution itself is only partly quoted, the substance and explanations remain true to the text. With so many loved ones, past, present and future asked to defend this historically resilient document, fully understanding the US Constitution is imperative for all of us.
Note: The United States Constitution – A Graphic Adaptation discusses even the most controversial of amendments and Supreme Court decisions, including, among others, Roe vs. Wade. While it states that others disagree with the Court’s decision and presents the issue in a respectful manner, it represents without criticism the current U.S. Constitution. Because of this, please discuss with your teen the statements and assumptions of the book, as well as your teen’s and your own worldviews.
Also, The United States Constitution – A Graphic Adaptation pulls examples from real life to illustrate the principles of the Constitution, so a wide range of topics – polygamy, marijuana, rape, racism, and so on – make passing, cameo appearances. Although this book wouldn’t be appropriate for very young readers, we feel that most high school students will be ready to benefit from it, provided you discuss and reason through the issues together.
If you would like to look at the especially concerning pages before handing the book off to your child, here are the page numbers you will want to look at and why:
Pages 9-10 delve into worldview questions of God’s preordaining.
Page 38 references evolution.
Page 116 discusses birth control, Planned Parenthood, abortion, and homosexuality.
Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2018 Ninth-Grade Curriculum Kit! and Timberdoodle's Non-Religious 2018 Ninth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Art By: Aaron McConnell
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Awards and Endorsements:
YALSA 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
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