World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #2) (Paperback)

World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series #2) By Richard Panchyk, Senator John McCain (Foreword by) Cover Image
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We must never forget the tragedies of World War II, and teaching kids about our country's efforts in this conflict is more important than ever.

This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating—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 adding a humanizing global perspective to the war.

These 21 activities show children how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. . Kids can:
• play a rationing game or  try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices of rationing goods
• try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a military code, and play a latitude-longitude tracking game
• interview a veteran to help preserve the memories of one of our country's greatest generations
And much more!

Whether learning how and why to grow a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.

About the Author

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. He lives on Long Island in New York.

Praise For…

“It is my hope that the history of World War II, rendered accessible to younger students in Richard Panchyk's readable account, will inspire another generation of Americans as we wage a new struggle against the enemies of freedom.”  —Senator John McCain

  “This well-written, well-researched book belongs on every reference bookshelf in American schools and libraries. It is a must-read book for kids and adults.” —Children's Literature

“Fun reading for adults and kids.”  —Geri Nikolai, Rockford Register Star

 “Jam-packed with information that kids will find fascinating.”  —Today's Parent

“Chicago Review Press is famous for high quality, educational activity books. This adds a much-needed humanizing global perspective to [WWII].”  —Lee Littlewood, Copley News Service

 “Lifts its subject out of the arid textbook world and into the living and breathing present.” —Big Apple Parent

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556524554
ISBN-10: 1556524552
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: For Kids series