The Illustrated books written by Erika Nielsen and her partners cover a wide range of subjects: civic education about presidential elections, amusing words and expressions used in British English and cultural festivals in China. What unites them is a common approach to language learning called “Holistic Language Acquisition”.
“A modern fable about a political process that everyone discusses, but no one really explains to children” - Erika Nielsen
Fostering a Love of Learning through Illustrated Children’s Books
How to become president when political life is a jungle.
How to become President is primarily intended to educate children about the basics of the election process by introducing relevant vocabulary and concepts in a light, humorous and engaging way. It is not a dry recitation of rules and procedures; it provides a glimpse of the passions and sentiments surrounding elections without delving into political differences. The book is written within the paradigm of fables, a well-established educational model that has been used by our ancestors from around the world for thousands of years to teach children. Using characters, the book demonstrates which personal qualities and skills, such as resilience, self-control, and a balanced, well-reasoned debating style, can lead to success and what personal weaknesses can lead to failure.
We all hope that our future generations will be wise and just. We all do our best to provide them with the knowledge they need to achieve that goal.