I’m pleased today to share my blog space with David Bowman, who has recently published a very compact lesson concerning America’s constitution and federal
government. It’s aimed at kids, presumably of middle school age, but I think it’s a good reminder for adults as well.
Many years ago I took a class called Civics in high school; I don’t exaggerate much when I say I learned more about the federal government and constitution in Bowman’s book than I retained from a class which met for 50 minutes every school day in that term.
Let me say this out front: Bowman is a Christian and a Conservative and his study reflects those values without apology. I happen to agree with him. I only mention
this because some teachers and/or school systems would likely avoid any material
with those perspectives, regardless of their historical validity.
What Would the Founding Fathers Think?
A YOUNG American’s Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great & How We’ve Strayed
Written & Illustrated By David Bowman
“History, politics, government — they’re not just for grown-ups anymore. Today’s teens are about to be handed a collapsing nation and it’ll be their job to fix it. Enter David Bowman. With wit, humor, and the occasional serious note, he skillfully illustrates America’s biggest problems and presents an interactive guide to understanding them that’s so much fun adults will want to read it too!”
David Bowman’s latest work “is quickly becoming THE Constitutional / conservative book for young Americans. In What Would the Founding Fathers Think? A YOUNG American’s Guide to Understanding What Makes Our Nation Great & How We’ve Strayed, David uses wit, humor, and a variety of visuals to skillfully teach preteens and teens alike the wisdom of returning to our nation’s founding principles, and in a way that they will actually ‘get it’. Even adults will enjoy the simplicity of its explanations. As Barbara Stowell, Vice President of Constitution Week USA, puts it: “I’ve learned more from this book than all the other government and constitutional course material I’ve studied.”
“If there is a work out there that will help our young people understand why America is
great, where we have gone wrong, and how we can restore liberty, What Would the Founding Fathers Think?is it. Exciting, funny, inspiring, moving, American! Our founding fathers would be proud. — Shane Krauser, Director of the American
Academy for Constitutional Education
“If freedom is to survive, we must teach the rising generation the basic principles that preserve liberty. * * * David’s book gives me hope for the future of our nation because he has found a way to speak the language of the youth and pass the torch of freedom to them in a way that they understand and that motivates them to action.” — Rick Green Founder of Patriot Academy
“History is not boring, but too often today’s presentation of it has become so. David Bowman not only restores history, making it fun again, but he also brings to life the core principles of America’s founding and communicates them in such a way that youth develop a personal interest in preserving them. — David Barton, Founder of WallBuilders
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