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.

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 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.

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.

Heading West

Heading West Author Pat McCarthy
ISBN-10 1556528094
Year 2009
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher
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Dozens of firsthand accounts from journals and autobiographies of the era trace the vivid saga of Native Americans and American pioneers, covering the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in the late 20th century. Original.

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.

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.

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 Pilots

World War II Pilots Author Michael Burgan
ISBN-10 9781429698993
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"Describes the role pilots played during World War II. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--Provided by publisher.

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 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

Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers Author Nathan Aaseng
ISBN-10 0802721427
Year 2009-07-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific. Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of the special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II.