Election Day is coming! Get kids excited about the process with Barron’s

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About:

With the Democratic and Republican primaries being hotly contested, the 2016 presidential race is gearing up to be the most pivotal election this country has had in generations. Kids, parents, and teachers will certainly be discussing this important topic through November. Children will also have many questions about the history of our country’s elections, from George Washington in 1789 to Barack Obama in 2012. That’s where Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts can help.
No Question Left Unanswered

*Who can run for president? *Who can vote? *What is the Electoral College? *What is a third-party candidate? *Which Republican president had a Democrat for his vice president? *Who was the only U.S. president to be elected for more than two terms? *Which candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election? *Why was President Truman laughing in 1948 when he read the Chicago Tribune headline that declared: “Dewey Defeats Truman”?

Start a Discussion Children Will Enjoy Having
Perfect to spark classroom conversations and perk up students, this book brings history and social studies classes to life. Children will thoroughly enjoy learning all of the intrigue, trivia, and little-known facts about the important people, places, and events in the history of presidential elections in the United States.

About the Author:

Syl Sobel is an attorney who has worked on many well-known publications about the U.S. judiciary. He has also consulted on behalf of the U.S. government with judges from around the world, and has spoken about the judiciary at conferences and with visiting delegations. Mr. Sobel is the author of several children’s books on U.S. government and history, including titles on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and presidential elections.

In Tiffany’s opinion:

“Presidential Elections and other cool facts” by Syl Sobel is a fun book to refresh your knowledge on the upcoming election and teach kids cool facts regarding how a president is elected. Learn answers to questions like: “who was the oldest/youngest president?” “Which major political party started out as a third party?” “Why is there an electoral college and how does it work?” “What if something happens to a president?” “What are the rules for electing a president?”
Since its the election year, I’m excited to read this book to my kids and discuss what goes into the election for the President of the United States. I want to encourage them to learn about politics and have the desire to get involved as they become adults. We will also have a mock election in our home to go along with this book.
Everything in this book is updated and kid-friendly. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn or teach others about presidential elections, whether it’s in your own home or school environment. I enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too!!

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