Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself) (Hardcover)
For anyone who's ever dreamed of ruling over their own empire, here's your chance Micronations are imaginary countries that have a lot of the same things as real ones: laws, customs, history, and their own flags, coins, and postage stamps. Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture takes readers step-by-step to create their own unique realm, using examples from real nations, micronations, and fictional lands. What makes a country a country? What symbols and systems define a country and help it function? Learn about geography and government, technology and the environment, art and culture, and the literary device of world-building used in works like The Hobbit and Harry Potter.Kids get to invent their own language, music, games, clothing, food, and holidays to fit their micronation's tradition. Whether they create a land of time travel where every city exists in a different epoch or an underwater monarchy whose chief export is fish, Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture will engage kids' imagination and teach make-believe rulers how the real world works. This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in language arts, history and social studies; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
About the Author
Kathy Ceceri is a Senior Editor for Wired.com's GeekMom blog and a longtime contributor to the GeekDad blog. She writes educational activity books that combine science with history and art, as well as features on parenting, family travel, and crafts for newspapers and magazines. Kathy lives in Schuylerville, NY. Chad Thompson has been drawing cartoons since childhood. He is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design and worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in Florida animating movies for several years. In addition to animation, Chad does illustration and design work for a variety of clients. Chad lives in Kissimmee, FL.
Praise for another book in the series:
Cities: Discover How They Work by Kathleen M. Reilly
Propounding the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics), this hands-on informational book discusses how cities’ complex structures and systems function together in an interdependent way. Through appealing illustrations, reader-friendly text, and fun hands-on experiments suitable for home and classroom, Reilly helps foster an appreciation for the way that cities function almost as organisms with vibrant systems and interdependent structures.”
Praise for other titles by Kathy Ceceri:
Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects
"Ceceri’s cartoon-illustrated activity book, an addition to the Build It Yourself series, introduces readers to robotics, with information on its history, different robot technologies, and the evolution of the field. . . Light in tone but dense with information, this guide should appeal to those who already have a strong interest in the topic and are ready for a hands-on challenge."
World Myths and Legends: 25 Fascinating Projects You Can Build Yourself
GEEKDAD Wired Magazine
"World Myths and Legends can quickly become a favorite due to it being about some of the most exciting and fantastical stories in existence. I’ve had this book for several weeks and we’re not even 25% into completing the crafts. . . I haven’t seen my nine year old excited about a book like this for a while."