World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

Chicago Review Press, 01/11/2005 - 176 páginas
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Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors—all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.

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Procura do Utilizador  - nwgwaltney11 - LibraryThing

This book about World War II is full of almost every area and detail surrounding WWII. It tals about life on the home front in America, the Holocaust, The Allies, the Pacific war, Japan, and much more ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This was a great overview of World War II for young people. It hit on the major points of the war and gave a reasonable feel for the real events by using real letters. My only complaint would be that I wouldve liked more letters from Americans. The activities were fun and interesting. Ler crítica na íntegra


The Long Road Ahead
The Home Front and Life During the War
Hope Renewed
DDay and Victory in Europe
When Every Day Seemed to Be a Year Long
Pacific Victory
World War II Museums
Key Personalities of World War II
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Página 2 - The High Contracting Parties agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise between them, shall never be sought except by pacific means.
Página 2 - The High Contracting Parties solemnly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.
Página 8 - I therefore urge with all earnestness— and I am likewise urging the President of the Republic of Poland— that the Governments of Germany and of Poland agree by common accord to refrain from any positive act of hostility for a reasonable and stipulated period, and that they agree likewise by common accord to solve the controversies which have arisen between them by one of the three following methods: first, by direct negotiation; second...

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Richard Panchyk is the author of Archaeology for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Both of his grandfathers and three of his great-uncles were soldiers in World War II.

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