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Hail to the Chief

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Although we know the president of the United States as the person who runs the government of our nation, do we know what the responsibilities of the president actually are? And, do we understand what effect his actions have? HAIL TO THE CHIEF: THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY investigates the office of the presidency and its power. It details how this job was inaugurated, how it ...more
Published July 1st 2000 by Charlesbridge (first published January 1st 2000)
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Caycee Hatchette
Personal Reaction- I liked this book. What I really liked was the way the pages were broken up into easier to understand topics about the residency and government.

Read aloud- If I were to read this aloud to my class, I would probably break the book up into different days. The book is split into categories like: leaders in war, leaders in hard times, enforcing the laws, expanding the country, etc. I would take the book day by day and read it aloud to the class so it doesn’t seem overwhelming all
May 04, 2015 Kimberly rated it liked it
Personal Reaction: I liked this book and the way they categorized the presidents was really interesting and I learned a lot from reading this book.

Purposes: Sections of this book could be read aloud to a class of any age, but I think that upper elementary would understand it better. This book could also be read independently by 4-6th graders. It is a picture book, but the amount of text and information presented may be hard for younger grades. I think this would be really great to use for a Pres
Apr 20, 2015 Shelli rated it really liked it
This non-fiction picture book, like so many others, will most likely not find its way to the right reader; one that will appreciate or benefit from it. Offering information about some of the major accomplishments and characteristics of some of our greatest leaders this is a nice refresher if your students have a bit of background knowledge on presidential history. Otherwise they are points that will not be understood or forget by the end of the book. Since the age group that would most benefit ...more
Meredith Bush
The book talks about the presidential powers, the beginning of the presidential office, presidents in war and hard times, how they are elected and what they do in office. This book would be good to use as a resource in the classroom about government and what a president is. As well as how it has changed over time. This book would be used with slightly older grades.
Aug 17, 2016 Joelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Informative book, but not one I am likely to read aloud to a class. This would work better as reference material for social studies or language arts activities.
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Dec 04, 2010 Linda rated it it was ok
Seemed choppy. Illustrations didn't match the text.
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Edward Sullivan
An updated version has been released for 2010.
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Shelves: kids-nonfiction
I enjoyed the realistic illustrations and the way the information was presented.
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