A nationwide survey in May 2002,
found that a shocking number of voting age Americans have
serious misconceptions about the Constitution. On October
1, the House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing
the importance of history and civics in a child’s curriculum.
Now, with post-election buzz still in the air, there seems
to be a nationwide sense of urgency to educate young people
about the government.
Constitution Translated for Kids (Oakwood Publishing) is the
first ever side-by-side, line-by-line translation of the US
Constitution. On the left-hand- side of the page is the original
version of the Constitution. On the right-hand-side, Cathy
Travis, Press Secretary to Congressman Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas),
has translated the awkward wording into a simple, easy-to-understand
rendition that discards all of the whereases, shalls, and thereins.
The book includes exercises, proposed amendments, a glossary
and a referential workbook for parents and teachers.#