World War II for Kids

World War II for Kids Author Richard Panchyk
ISBN-10 9781613740279
Year 2005-11-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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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.

World War I for Kids

World War I for Kids Author R. Kent Rasmussen
ISBN-10 9781613745564
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world’s superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania play in the war? Who were Kaiser Wilhelm, the Red Baron, and Edith Cavell? Young history buffs will learn the answers these questions and many others, including why the western front bogged down into a long stalemate; how the war ushered in an era of rapid military, technological, and societal advances; and how the United States’ entry helped end the war. Far from a dry catalog of names, dates, and battles, this richly illustrated book goes in depth into such fascinating, topics as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and the important roles animals played in the war, and explains connections among events and how the war changed the course of history. Hands-on activities illuminate both the war and the times. Kids will make a periscope, teach a dog to carry messages, make a parachute, learn a popular World War I song, cook Maconochie Stew (a common trench meal), and more. R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning The United States at War and many books on Mark Twain. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

The Great Depression for Kids

The Great Depression for Kids Author Cheryl Mullenbach
ISBN-10 9781613730546
Year 2015-07-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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American history before and after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 Providing a balanced, realistic picture of a time rife with hardships, The Great Depression for Kids brings the era and key concepts to life. Kids learn about the harsh realities that most Americans could not escape, such as massive unemployment, natural disasters, and economic collapse. They also learn that the 1930s were a time when neighbors helped neighbors; sports figures behaved admirably; and an army of young men rebuilt the nation's forests, roads, and parks. Librarians delivered books on horseback, a curly-haired child star charmed moviegoers to "stand up and cheer" in the darkest of days, and a little African American girl became the first of her race to participate in the National Spelling Bee. Beginning with an in-depth look at the 1920s, the book builds readers' background knowledge to help set the stage for the decline of the economy over the next decade. Twenty-one crosscurricular activities help kids learn how to research, buy, and sell stocks; use scientific methods to conduct a survey, re-create Depression glassware; and much more.

Heading West

Heading West Author Pat McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781613741993
Year 2009-08-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Tracing the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children, this guide covers the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in the late 20th century. Dozens of firsthand accounts from journals and autobiographies of the era form a rich and detailed story that shows how life in the backwoods and on the prairie mirrors modern life in many ways--children attended school and had daily chores, parents worked hard to provide for their families, and communities gathered for church and social events. More than 20 activities are included in this engaging guide to life in the west, including learning to churn butter, making dip candles, tracking animals, playing Blind Man's Bluff, and creating a homestead diorama.

World War II Visual Encyclopedia

World War II  Visual Encyclopedia Author Dk Publishing
ISBN-10 1465440275
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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War World II: Visual Encyclopedia is a new book for kids ages 9-12 that profiles the soldiers who served, key events, and the technology of war. With more than 200 individual entries of specially commissioned CGI images, War World II: Visual Encyclopedia covers the key players including Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Charles de Gaulle; major events such as the invasion of Poland, Battle of Britain, and Pearl Harbor; plus the weapons and machinery used such as Gato-class submarines, V1 Rockets, and the atomic bomb, all with age-appropriate text and images. With key information available at a glance and data boxes to dip into, plus facts and stats to compare, kids can discover the most cunning strategists, the longest battles, the fastest fighter planes, and more in this new addition to DK's award-winning Visual Encyclopedia format.

The Civil War for Kids

The Civil War for Kids Author Janis Herbert
ISBN-10 9781613741535
Year 1999-11-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index.

World War II Days

World War II Days Author David C. King
ISBN-10 0471371017
Year 2000-09-06
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Wiley
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American Kids in History?(TM)Discover Life in America During World War II with Dozens of Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes Travel back to 1942 and experience firsthand just how exciting and challenging life was for kids in America during World War II. Spend a year with the Donatos and the Andersens, two families working hard to make ends meet while still making time to have fun. Visit eleven-year-old Frank Donato in San Francisco and share in the thrilling sight of warships heading out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow twelve-year-old Shirley Andersen through her family's wheat farm in southern Minnesota as they prepare for the autumn harvest. Eager to share the fun, adventure, and hard work of their daily lives, Frank and Shirley will show you how to play their favorite games, make cool toys and crafts, and cook up the yummiest recipes! Create a toy periscope out of a cardboard mailing tube and two small pocket mirrors, cook up a delicious Coney Island hot dog, play the exciting game of Sea Battle, and keep track of the weather with a 3-D cloud chart. Packed with entertaining and easy projects, games, and recipes, World War II Days will take you on an exhilarating adventure into one of the most fascinating periods in American history.

Industrial Revolution for Kids

Industrial Revolution for Kids Author Cheryl Mullenbach
ISBN-10 9781613746936
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy and dangerous factories of the day to the creation of new forms of transportation and communication. By recounting this fascinating period in American history through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books—including Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her one-cent coffee stands—this book helps tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life and allow for readers to make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Additional resources featured include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore.

Remember World War II

Remember World War II Author Dorinda Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781426322518
Year 2015-07-14
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Allows readers to understand World War II, not as seen through the eyes of soldiers, but through the eyes of children who survived the bombings, the blackouts, the hunger, the fear, and the loss of loved ones caused by the war.

World War II

World War II Author Simon Adams
ISBN-10 0756607434
Year 2004-08-02
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Provides a concise history of World War II including information about the Holocaust, the code-breaking Enigma, and the deadly V2 rocket.

New York City History for Kids

New York City History for Kids Author Richard Panchyk
ISBN-10 9781883052966
Year 2012-11-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar to new heights with the Empire State Building and New York City's other amazing skyscrapers. Along the way, they'll stop at Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many other prominent New York landmarks. With informative and fun activities, such as painting a Dutch fireplace tile or playing a game of stickball, this valuable resource includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study, helping young learners gain a better understanding of the Big Apple's culture, politics, and geography.

Everything World War I

Everything World War I Author Karen Latchana Kenney
ISBN-10 1426317158
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
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A one hundredth anniversary tribute introduces World War I's key events, major battles, and most prominent players, incorporating informative photography, maps, and an interactive glossary.

The Story of the Second World War for Children

The Story of the Second World War for Children Author Peter Chrisp
ISBN-10 1783121157
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Carlton Kids
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This title shows the impact of the war on the lives of the people who lived through it, from children evacuated to the countryside, to bombed-out cities and civilians working in munitions' factories, and the soldiers fighting on land, sea and air. The book also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry. Feature boxes throughout the book highlights subjects of particular interest to children, such as life inside a U-boat and tips for a jungle fighter.

Shakespeare for Kids

Shakespeare for Kids Author Colleen Aagesen
ISBN-10 1556523475
Year 1999
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher
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Presents the life and works of Shakespeare. Includes activities to introduce Elizabethan times, including making costumes, making and using a quill pen, and binding a book by hand.

The Story of the First World War for Children

The Story of the First World War for Children Author John Malam
ISBN-10 1783122080
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Carlton Kids
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The First World War was total war on an unprecedented scale. Industrialized nations engaged in mechanized warfare, deploying new and terrifying weapons: airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, giant warships, and poison gas. Using archival photos, maps, and drawings, this fact-packed book explains to children what happened and why, and tells the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life."