This book contains everything you need to help your kids succeed in social studies. You know that how a child performs in the first six years of school has a profound influence on the rest of his or her life. That's why you're so eager to help your kids do the best they can in all the core subjects taught in grade school. Written by experts in primary school education, the "Get Ready! for Social Studies" series empowers you with the tools you need to help your grade-schoolers develop and hone the skills needed to perform at grade level, or better, in socialstudies-related subjects. The only comprehensive skill-building series of its kind, the "Get Ready! for Social Studies" series makes it easy for you to take a proactive role in your children's education and oversee their progress.Each grade-specific guide in this hands-on series corresponds to the content found in social studies curricula across the country. And each features expert tips, techniques, and practice exercises, in abundance, to bring students' classroom performance up to snuff, while also providing them with a head start in preparing for state-mandated tests."Get Ready! for Social Studies: Civics, Government and Citizenship" covers the foundations of American government, from the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens, to the three-branch organization of government at the federal, state and local levels.Only the "Get Ready! for Social Studies" series features: sample problems and practice exercises mirroring the content found in classrooms and on standardized tests; creative techniques for helping kids master grade-appropriate concepts; skill reviews after every section that help parents gauge kid's progress; final tests to assess performance levels and identify areas that still need work; and tables of state-mandated tests.Other volumes in the "Get Ready! for Social Studies" series include: "Get Ready! for Social Studies: Book Reports, Essays, and Research Papers"; "Get Ready! for Social Studies: Civics, Government, and Citizenship"; "Get Ready! for Social Studies: Geography"; and "Get Ready! for Social Studies: World History. The contents include: introduction; foundations of United States Government; United States Citizenship; the political process; Federal Government: The Legislative Branch; Federal Government: The Judicial Branch; Federal Government: The Executive Branch; Policy Taxing and Spending; State Government; Local Government; Governments of the World; Appendices; and Index.