The year is 1787. Fifty-five men gather in Philadelphia. Their aim is to unite the 13 former colonies as a new nation. Their debates will go on for months. Bit by bit, they agree on a new form of government. Learn about the creation of the United States Constitution and how this document has endured for more than 230 years. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader includes clear, informational text, stimulating facts, and detailed photos and sidebars to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills.
The book includes important text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and an index to increase understanding and improve academic vocabulary. The Reader's Guide, Dig Deeper, and Try It! sections prompt students to connect back to the text, and provide extensive language-development activities that will develop critical thinking. Aligned with state and national standards, this text prepares students for college and career. Keep grade 5 students engaged from cover to cover with this high-interest title.