Our Great Prime Ministers

Our Great Prime Ministers

Canada's Government in Action

Book - 2017
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What is a democracy? How does Canada's goverment work? What's the difference between the Senate and the House of Commons? And just what does a Prime Minister do, anyway? Discover the answers to these questions and more in Our Great Prime Ministers .

This Level 4 DK Reader will build reading skills and teach vocabulary while telling the story of Canada's government, how it is formed, how it works, and profiling 12 of Canada's Prime Ministers throughout history, including Sir John A. Macdonald, Louis St. Laurent, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Trudeau, Stephen Harper, and more.

Perfect for 9-11 year olds reading independently, reading becomes a fact-discovering adventure with these Level 4 readers. Supporting and encouraging a lifetime love of reading, nonfiction subjects are clearly explained, described vividly, and brought to life with true stories, fascinating statistics, and photographic images. Additional information boxes are full of extra fun facts, and topics are developed with additional maps and charts.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : DK Canada, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781553632856
Characteristics: 96 pages :,illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Szasz, Michael - Author


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Sep 30, 2017

Its great to see an educational book written for kids about our Canadian political system, unfortunately, however, there are a number of inaccuracies in this one. It misses the mark on pre-Confederation Canadian history by writing through an American lens.

References to: "the colonies were ruled by British Governors" (ignores the development of our parliamentary legislatures); "They (Queen Victoria et al) saw the colonies simply as a source of riches" (it was more of a drain); "people...in the colonies didn't like to see their hard-earned money flow out of the colonies and back to Great Britain"; "It turned out Great Britain didn't want to go to war with its Canadian colonies. On July 1, 1867..the BNA was passed" read more like a lead-up to the American Revolution.

As an educational book for Canadian school children it could do better.

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