In an age when the founding father’s and the constitution seem to have been forgotten, have you ever thought to yourself, “What would the founding father’s think?” You're not alone and now author and illustrator, David Bowman has brought us a book that will help our children understand the principles of the founding father’s and why, even today, they are vital.
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What Did I Think?
Though the book What Would The Founding Fathers Think was written with middle grade students in mind, I found it to be a delightful read that I think many adults would benefit from. My own children (who are currently fascinated with early American history) even enjoyed hearing it read aloud and lively graphics.
For a secular homeschool family, this book fell a little further on the religious content side than we normally go, but it does a wonderful job of explaining the intended structure of government and the way it is now.
While most of the content is beyond my own children’s understanding at this point (10 years and younger,) I highly recommend it for families that want their children to have a deeper understanding of the principles upon which our nation was founded.
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“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!”
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About David Bowman
As a Christian and as a patriot, David Bowman glorifies his Savior and his nation through his fine art, his books, and his motivational speaking.
David also writes and illustrates a variety of books for young audiences. Combining his cartooning skills and his experience teaching at a high school level, David knows how to engage kids, pre-teens, and teens with books that are both entertaining and enlightening. His best-selling Who's Your Hero series helps kids want to become modern day examples of heroes from the scriptures. The Great Plan of Happiness teaches them of God's plan for their lives and Dude, Don't be a Lemuel helps older kids and teens avoid negative, faith-destroying attitudes.
In the political realm, David'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."
And David loves to teach! He speaks to youth groups on religious and political topics all over the country. His fun, engaging style, on a variety of topics, helps motivate them to be all-around better Christians and patriots. Your kids won't soon forget a David Bowman presentation!
David Bowman and his wife, Natalie, live in the mountains of Arizona with their four children.