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The Four Freedoms
History Made Relevant for Today's Students
In 1941, on the eve of the nation's entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to the US Congress and to the world. In the speech, the President outlined four universal freedoms that people around the world deserved. The Four Freedoms series explores why these rights were important to fight for then - and why they're worth protecting today.
Reading Level: Grade 4 Interest Level: Grades 3-5
Reviews for this series:
Each book defines a freedom, places it into the context of American history, and then gives international examples of how it has been adopted or restricted. Cahill uses examples to illustrate trends and patterns, all too many of which reveal that the four freedoms are far from universal and the struggle to secure them continues. Brief sidebars, "Did You Know?" fact boxes, and large photos, many of children, supplement the texts. … Although these books don't provide extensive background or geopolitical analysis, they do introduce readers to the importance of basic human rights, making them first purchases.
--School Library Journal
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In 1941, on the eve of the nation's entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to Congress and the world. In the speech, he outlined four universal freedoms that people around the world deserved. The Four Freedoms shows why these...Details
Core Content Library: Social Studies
When World War II broke out in Europe, it was the beginning of a new race to build bombs and war machines. Today, nations continue to build dangerous weapons. Readers will discover why freedom from fear is still important more than 70 years after...Details
The 1930s brought the Great Depression to the U.S. and the world. People wondered where their next meals would come from. Today, millions around the world still suffer from the want of clean water, enough food to be healthy, and medical help to...Details
Protected by the Bill of Rights, the freedom of speech and expression is one of the most cherished rights possessed by citizens of the United States. In this book, readers explore why this right is important today, learn how the freedom of speech...Details
Religious freedom is rooted in the history of the United States. The first amendment to the US Constitution says Americans can worship freely. But the right to worship and practice one's religion in peace is the basis for conflict around the world...Details