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review 2016-11-11 01:53
Duck for President
Duck for President - Doreen Cronin,Betsy Lewin

Written by Doreen Cronin

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

 

Farmer Brown has many responsibilities on the farm. He ends each day covered from head to toe with mud and muck. He gives the animals chores to do too, like dusting and mowing the lawn. Duck is fed up with how Farmer Brown runs the farm, so Duck decides to hold an election for a new farmer. Duck beats Farmer Brown soundly and becomes the new farmer. However, the job is harder than it looks, so Duck leaves Farmer Brown in charge and begins his campaign for governor. He beats the sitting governor by a handful of votes. After a while he discovers that being governor is hard work, so he leaves someone else in charge and begins his campaign for the presidency. Yet again, Duck wins the election. After a while he discovers that being the president is hard work, so he checks the help-wanted ads. Farmer Brown was looking for a duck! Duck leaves the Vice President in charge and heads back to the farm to write his autobiography. 

 

I would use this book from first grade to third grade to talk about elections. It gives a nice, simplified version of running a campaign and how important voting is to elect your candidate. You could pair this book with a writing activity, such as: "I would vote for _____ (Duck or Farmer Brown) because _____."

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review 2016-11-10 20:51
So You Want To Be President?
So You Want to Be President? - Judith St. George,David Small

A cute book with some really funny illustrations. It describes the Presidents up until George W. Bush. It shows the Presidents in a humorous way. I think that this book could be used to teach students about our past Presidents. And can be used during the elections. I think any age could read this book.

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review 2016-11-09 03:13
Duck for President
Duck for President - Doreen Cronin,Betsy Lewin

This is a really cute book for any age to read during election season. I think this could be used to hold a class election, even if it is using cartoon characters. I think it could be really fun to use if you are teaching the students about the election process, so then by using different text students can make text to self/community connections. 

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review 2016-11-09 01:12
Pete For President! (Social Studies Connects) - Daisy Alberto,Blanche Sims

I would use this book with lower elementary grades to discuss elections. It has sections at the bottom the pages that are "Did You Know?" sections, I think that would be fun to discuss in class. This book could also be read with a social studies lesson on presidents.

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text 2016-11-01 20:13
Election
Duck for President - Doreen Cronin,Betsy Lewin

This book is so enjoyable and humorous!

 

This book can be used in the classroom to introduce a unit on different leadership positions or elections. It could also be used to teach students that they should ask for help when they need it, instead of trying to do things on their own.

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