Voices & Votes: How Democracy Works in Wisconsin
By Jonathan Kasparek and Bobbie Malone
152 pages, 170 b/w photos, illus. and maps, 8 x 7"
"Voices & Votes: How Democracy Works in Wisconsin" invites upper elementary school students to explore the intersection of American civics and Wisconsin history. This sixth and final book in the New Badger History series introduces students to the basic structures of American democracy, state government, and Wisconsin's road to statehood. The first seven chapters help students grasp how the three branches of government function at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels, while tying these structural notions to Wisconsin history. Students will learn that citizens' voices and votes help government evolve to meet ever-changing societal needs. The last chapter emphasizes how young people can actively engage in their communities to bring about positive change.
Also available: "Voices & Votes" Teacher's Guide