Making the Rules: What Does Our Government Do?



Publication Date: October 3, 2023

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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4

Inspires young learners to explore government’s impact through the nation’s history and the experience of modern Americans

Part of an inspiring series of books that will support students to understand government and civics in modern America through the historical events and people that have shaped them, Making the Rules will interweave historical context, events and personalities with the experiences of modern Americans to help students understand key social studies topics including the origins of American institutions and values and their relevance to young people’s lives today.

The book explores government’s impact on daily life, including raising money through taxation, security, protecting citizens’ rights, organisation and providing services. The author explains the role of other authorities such as state government.  Historical topics / events include examples of different roles of government: security during wartime, providing services and supporting people in need of help.

About the Author

Jehan Jones Radgowski is a US Foreign Service Officer, who writes in her spare time. She has lived all over the world, including South Africa, Spain, Venezuela, Ghana, and the Dominican Republic. Jehan is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has written several books for children on history and civics subjects, including the Emancipation Proclamation and a biography of civil rights activist and Senator John Lewis.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: DK Children (US Learning)

Publication Date: October 3, 2023

ISBN: 9780744077667

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