World War II for Kids

World War II for Kids

A History With 21 Activities

eBook - 2005
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : Made available through hoopla, 2005
ISBN: 9781613740279
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: World War two for kids


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SPL_Childrens Nov 07, 2013

As Remembrance Day approaches, Richard Panchyk’s World War II for Kids deserves special mention among the many informative books for students available from the Stratford Public Library on the subject of the Second World War.

Jam-packed with information, the book also includes twenty-one related activities which help in some small part to illuminate what the life of a soldier and life on the home front was like during the war years. Readers can discover the basics of preparing a ration kit, writing a standard “V-mail” letter, writing in code, deciphering a code, using camouflage, going on a reconnaissance mission, tracking latitude and longitude, using military time and other skills.

The origins of World War II, the contributions of women to the war effort, the battles in the Pacific, the role of government propaganda and rationing at home are just some of the topics that are addressed in this detailed, indexed resource. Portions of letters written by soldiers, people’s memories of the war, photos, maps, a timeline, a glossary and many sources of further information are included.


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