U.S. National Guard
From the Series U.S. Armed Forces
In this book, readers will learn about the U.S. National Guard, its history and importance, duties and special missions, and how it relates to and works with other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the U.S. National Guard’s duties, training, positions, special missions, and more.Infographics aid understanding, Quick Facts in each title presents a timeline and statistics on the specific branch, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to take action and explore their civic duty. Children can learn more about the U.S. National Guard using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. U.S. National Guard also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. U.S. National Guard is part of Jump!’s U.S. Armed Forces series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||C3 Social Studies|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||24|
U.S. Armed Forces - Reviewed by School Library Journal
These titles spotlight the U.S. military branches. Job descriptions are explained in simple language. Special services are mentioned, such as the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers. Some weapons are featured, including the C-5M Galaxy aircraft, the M1 Abrams tank, and aircraft carriers. The text highlights the everyday activities of military personnel. Peacetime activities (disaster relief and sea rescue) are centered rather than the combat roles of the different branches. Readers learn important facts: A college education is required to become an officer; the primary mission of each branch is to defend the United States. Large, vivid photographs include women and minorities and help emphasize the diversity of the modern military. VERDICT These attractive, informational volumes are recommended for school and public libraries and will appeal to those with an interest in the armed forces.