Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself
Children’s activity book that showcases how WWII affected Americans on the battlefront and at home. Love this book!
From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings one of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through hands-on building projects and activities. Detailed step-by-step instructions for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia about the real-life models. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life at home and on the front lines during America’s war years.
Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
Ages: 9–12 ~ Grade Level: 3–9
Subjects: Language, Social Studies, History
Illustrator: Alex Kim
Format: soft-cover book
**Two First-Prize Wins! Children’s Books, Non-Fiction
Delaware Press Association, 2008
National Federation of Press Women, 2008
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Barnes & Nobles User Review
“Excellent resource for home educators and teachers! Goodbye, long boring lessons about World War II! In this book, kids will find valuable information about America’s participation in World War II, presented in a format that is easy to understand. Better yet, kids can delve into projects that will bring the era to life as they create secret codes for passing messages, airplane models, ration cakes and learn how to prepare a care package for a soldier fighting our current war. This book tells many of the interesting stories of the war – kids will learn about Navajo code talkers, the African Americans known as the Tuskegee airmen and women at home and in the danger zone. My kids will get much use from these pages!”
“In straightforward, highly readable prose, it provides a thorough overview of the events…”
” …Brings history to life, giving you a glimpse of what it was like to live during WWII through projects and stories about real people.”
School Library Media Activities Monthly
“An excellent resource…”
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“You get a feel for what it would have been like during the war…this is a great source.”
“Includes great hands-on activities…is full of information about World War II from the front lines to the home front.”
Paula Spencer, Woman’s Day Magazine’s “Momfidence!” columnist and Parenting Magazine contributing editor
“Makes history come alive right at your kitchen table or at your child’s desk! A particular treat for young history buffs, homeschoolers, or teachers looking for a WWII resource full of innovative, hands-on ideas.”
Jay P. Tennies, Director, Eldred World War II Museum and Learning Center
“An interactive approach to history that children (and adults) will enjoy. The service, sacrifice, and struggles of World War II are explained and explored with each creative project. This book provides a wonderful way to ‘do’ history together.”
Jen Singer, author, 14 Hours ‘Til Bedtime
” …history and fun rolled into one kid-friendly book. Children will learn about escape maps hidden in playing cards, war-time music and lingo, and how to make silly putty—all while getting a solid understanding of life during World War II. It’s ‘killer-diller’—good stuff.”