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.

Native American History for Kids

Native American History for Kids Author Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN-10 9781613742457
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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A chronicle of American indigenous life, this guide captures the history of the complex societies that lived in North America when European explorers first appeared on the continent. Not only a history of tribal nations, this exploration also includes profiles of famous Native Americans and their many contributions—from early leaders to superstar athletes, dancers, astronauts, authors, and actors. Readers will learn about Indian culture through hands-on activities, such as planting a Three Sisters Garden, making beef jerky in a low-temperature oven, weaving a basket out of folded newspaper strips, deciphering a World War II Navajo Code Talker message, and playing Ball-and-Triangle. An important look at life before the settlers until present day, this resource shows that Native American history is the history of all Americans.

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.

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.

Gay Lesbian History for Kids

Gay   Lesbian History for Kids Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 9781613730850
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Part of the popular For Kids series, this book puts the historic struggle for LGBT equality into perspective Given today's news, it would be easy to get the impression that the campaign for LGBT equality is a recent development, but it is only the final act in a struggle that started more than a century ago. This timely resource helps put recent events into context for kids ages nine and up. After a brief history up to 1900, each chapter discusses an era in the struggle for LGBT civil rights from the 1920s to today. The history is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement's key events like the 1950s "Lavender Scare," the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn about civil rights mavericks, like Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, founder of the first gay rights organization; Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who turned the Daughters of Bilitis from a lesbian social club into a powerhouse for LGBT freedom; and Harvey Milk, the first out candidate to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Also chronicled are the historic contributions of famous LGBT individuals, and 21 activities enliven the history. Kids can write a free verse poem like Walt Whitman, learn the Madison line dance, design an AIDS quilt panel, and write a song parody to learn about the spirited ways in which the LGBT community has pushed for positive social change.

World War II

World War II Author Elizabeth Raum
ISBN-10 9781429623445
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 112
Language es
Publisher Capstone
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"Describes the events of World War II and explains the significance of the war today. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a member of the Dutch resistance, a Canadian soldier, and an American soldier"--Provided by publisher.

Parent to Child the Guide

Parent to Child the Guide Author Natalie Bandlow
ISBN-10 9780595385874
Year 2006-02-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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This guide provides parens with an oppotunity to chronicle their own personal history and past experiences as well as the history and experiences of their child's life in a direct, loving, and supportive way. Don't wait - let Parent To Child : The Guide assist you in writing the legacy you want and need to leave for your chldren ... just in case.

World War II The Eastern Front 1941 1945

World War II  The Eastern Front 1941 1945 Author Geoffrey Jukes
ISBN-10 9781435891340
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Outlines events on the Eastern Front of World War II from the 1941 German the invasion of the Soviet Union to Stalin's declaration of war with Japan in 1945

The Right Fight

The Right Fight Author Chris Lynch
ISBN-10 0545522943
Year 2014-01-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Press
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When the draft board calls on the eve of World War II, Roman leaves behind a career in minor-league baseball to join the army, and finds himself driving a tank in the North African campaign.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Author H. P. Willmott
ISBN-10 0304358843
Year 2001
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Recounts the events leading up to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that resulted in 3,500 casualties, the details of the attack, and the ensuing Japanese and American reactions.

Galileo for Kids

Galileo for Kids Author Richard Panchyk
ISBN-10 9781613741887
Year 2005
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.

Best Books for Children

Best Books for Children Author John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN-10 159158082X
Year 2003
Pages 509
Language en
Publisher Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited
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The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword Author Ian Serraillier
ISBN-10 9781446453131
Year 2012-03-31
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The classic tale of a journey through war-torn Europe. Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.