Introduction: Create Your Own Micronation Chapter 1: What Makes a Country a Country? Chapter 2: The Lay of the Land: The Physical Geography of Your Country Chapter 3: Law and Order: How Your Country Is Run Chapter 4: The Material World: Your Country's Economy, Industry and Commerce Chapter 5: All Systems Go: Your Country's Infrastructure Chapter 6: Cultural Geography: Forge Your Own National Identity Chapter 7: Your Country and the World Glossary Resources Index
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.
Micronations Invent Your Own Country and Culture Library Media Connection "...This book would be useful in a Social Studies class that was studying government. As the various sections are described there are comparisons to the United States and other countries. Recommended" Momma's Bacon "...Think you could make your own country and culture? It's not as easy as you think! The 25 fun projects in this book not only help children learn about why rules and regulations are important in a society, it also shows them how they can be created. Brilliant!" Charlotte's Library "... Ceceri walks kids through all the things that go into making a modern country--the physical features of the land, the basics of government and economy, the symbolic elements of nation building, and more. Generously interspersed with matter of fact discussions of such topics are interesting facts and activities (which seem entertaining, do-able, and useful), and I must say that I loved the interesting facts very much! ... very much worth using in an educational setting, and even worth giving in a more casual way to your kid at home who has a penchant for social studies trivia!" Bookloons "This book offers a creative way to teach older children how governments function and why geography, civics and economics are important. The 25 hands-on projects and activities show the reader how to create authentic looking maps, currency, passports, and even a constitution ... a very useful guide for creating some fun and informative units on civics and related subjects." Katrinka Somdahl-Sands, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environment, Rowan University "Micronations is a fun and informative text, good for teachers and their students. It teaches geography, civics, and economics in an engaging manner kids will enjoy. The activities support the learning goals and are varied enough to appeal to many different learning styles. I am now thinking about how I could adapt this 'kids' book for my college-level political geography course!" Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College "A delightful resource to help students understand all the inner workings of a country. Micronations combines free-flowing creativity with a structure and real-world applicability that will make the knowledge meaningful. This hands-on, creative approach will capture imaginations and is destined to make geography come alive for countless children." His Excellency President Kevin Baugh, Republic of Molossia "Micronations: Invent Your Own Country and Culture is a great book, very entertaining and informative. It's a fun read and a great resource for anyone, young and old, who would like to start their own micronation--and I should know, I've been doing running my own micronation for 36 years!" Praise for other titles by Kathy Ceceri: Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future with 20 Projects Publisher's Weekly "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."