Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shh! We're Writing the Constitution!

Title: Shh! We're Writing the Constitution!
Author: Jean Fritz
Illustrator: Tommie dePaola
Publisher / Date: Penguin Group / 1997
Genre: Nonfiction, Picture Book
Themes: History, US Constitution, Famous Americans
Summary: It's summer time in Philadelphia in 1787 and there is a secret meeting of 55 representatives from 13 colonies. Can they keep it a secret? Can they agree? What do they talk about for sooooo long? Fritz examines these questions with a touch of humor dispersed with chunks of historic facts as she gives her voice to this historic moment in time that resulted in the US Constitution.
Curriculum Connections: Grades 3-8 Social Studies: US Constitution, Famous Americans
Notes: This is a creative but wordy text that may best be broken up into portions more appropriate for the attention span and interest level of the reader. 

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