"Civics in America" contains chapters on American Citizenship, The foundations of American Government, The Constitution, The Living Constitution, The Legislative Branch, The Executive Branch, State Government, How Our Political System works (Parties, Politics and Participation), Law and Out Legal System, Economics and the American Economy, United States Foreign Policy. In addition it contains Skills Hand Book, Civics in America features.
Follow America's fight for freedom. Discover why Thomas Jefferson was asked to write the Declaration of Independence and what bold ideas about government and human rights he included in the document.
Some of the topics covered in this book are: the world of sociology, culture, social structure & group behavior, socialization, deviance & crime, social stratification & class and race & ethnicity among others
Learn the history behind the first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution. See how the Bill of Rights guarantees Americans five basic freedoms (speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition) and protects the rights of the accused.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.