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Constitution Construction (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 9780972961622

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION
The complicated ideas behind the United States Constitution are described through adventure heroes! John Locke describes our rights in a state of nature from his perch on a vine as lord of a jungle. John Peter Zenger tests freedom of speech as a mild-mannered journalist from another land. Thomas Jefferson erects a statue for religious freedom, separating church from state. Finally, the writing of the plan for our government is told as a quest to build a new starship for Captain Washington, Mr. Madison and George “Bones” Mason. This colorful graphic novel will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: JOHN LOCKE'S IDEAS
Chester has been reading a lot about the United States Constitution – the plan for our American government. This 1787 plan was built out of many ideas and experiences. When Chester falls asleep on top of his reading, he dreams about some of the ideas that constructed the Constitution.

-What are Locke’s rights in nature?
-Why do governments get started?
-Is anyone above Locke’s laws?
-What Locke ideas are in the declaration?

CHAPTER 2: ZENGER FREE PRESS
Chester continues to dream of the ideas and experiences that led to our Constitution. One important test of Colonial America’s freedom of speech and freedom of the press comes in New York. A mild-mannered newspaperman named John Peter Zenger is put on trial for challenging an evil royal governor.

-Who was John Peter Zenger?
-What power did royal governors use?
-What were Peter Zenger’s zingers?
-Why was Zenger put on trial?
-What is freedom of the press?

CHAPTER 3: JEFFERSON'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Suddenly Chester dreams of being jailed!! Before the American Revolution, some colonies punish people for not going to the official government church! Chester asks Virginian Thomas Jefferson to change this injustice. Jefferson writes a law to guarantee religious freedom. But will the law ever pass?

-When was skipping church a crime?
-Who separated church and state?
-What bill did Jefferson write?
-Why did Madison fight Henry?
-When did Virginia free souls?

CHAPTER 4: A CONSTITUTION CLASS-STARSHIP
Chester’s many dreams all come together in one last vision. The first government of the United States is the Articles of Confederation – and it is broken, like a spaceship with too many competing parts. Who can fix it? What would a new and better spaceship look like? Can the United States regain control of its own destiny, or will it be lost in space?!

-Why did the Confederation fail?
-What could fix the Confederation?
-Who was Father of the Constitution?
-How did the Constitution count?
-What rights are in the Constitution?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.