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World War Ii For Kids

Autor: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740271
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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

Autor: R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613745591
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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.

Benjamin Franklin American Genius

Autor: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613741308
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Tells the rich story of one of America's most celebrated Founding Fathers. Features his original writings and hands-on activities from his era, a time line, glossary, Web and travel resources, and reading list for further study.

Gay Lesbian History For Kids

Autor: Jerome Pohlen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730853
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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

Autor: Sean Callery
Publisher: Scholastic Reference
ISBN: 9780545479752
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A visual guide to the epic conflict in which millions gave their lives in the cause of freedom. Includes cutaway illustrations, maps, time lines, and infographics.

How Wwi Changed Modern Warfare History War Books Children S Military Books

Autor: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541922018
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Did you know that apart from lessons on ethics and morals, the World War 1 also gives valuable contributions to the progress of military science? Open this book to learn How WWI Changed Modern Warfare. Take a look at how necessity proves to be the mother of all inventions, even if it means creating devices that took lives to ensure liberty. Grab a copy today!

City Of Thieves

Autor: David Benioff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630585
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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Everything World War I

Autor: Karen Latchana Kenney
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 1426317158
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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.

Adolf Hitler What Started World War 2 Biography 6th Grade Children S Biography Books

Autor: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541919475
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Say “Hitler” and people would automatically think of evil and Jews. Adolf Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust, wherein thousands of Jews were killed. But what made Hitler craft anti-Jew legislation? Maybe his life held the answers. Reading about the lives of historical figures will never undo what they did but it can help to make sure history does not repeat itself. Start reading today!

The Great Depression For Kids

Autor: Cheryl Mullenbach
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730543
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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.

Burma 1942 7 December 1941 26 May 1942 The U S Army Campaigns Of World War Ii Pamphlet

Autor: Clayton R. Newell
Publisher: Department of the Army
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This 23-page pamphlet showcases the strategic setting, operations, and analysis of American commitment to China that drew the United States Army into the Burma Campaign of 1942. The loss of Burma was a serious blow to the Allies. It completed the blockade of China, and without Allied aid, China’s ability to oppose the Japanese invasion was extremely limited. In the larger picture however, the conflicting goals of the countries involved made the loss of Burma almost inevitable. Neither the defenders nor invaders saw Burma as anything other than a country to be exploited. To Britain, Burma was simply a colony and a useful buffer between China and India; to China, Burma was the life-line for national survival; to the United States, Burma was the key to keeping China in the war against Japan, which in turn would keep large numbers of Japanese tied up on the Asian mainland nad away from American operations in the Pacific.

Central Europe

Autor: Edward N. Bedessem
Publisher: Government Printing Office
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CMH Pub 72-36. Focuses on the U.S. Army's campaign in Central Europe from March to may 1945, with accompanying suggestions for further reading. One of a series of campaign studies commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. World War II resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/world-war-ii Europe product collection is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/international-foreign-affairs/europe Other products produced by the U.S. Army, Center of Military History (CMH) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1061

Remember World War Ii

Autor: Dorinda Nicholson
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 9781426323560
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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.

Guts Glory World War Ii

Autor: Ben Thompson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316320609
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Devastating surprise attacks, epic victories, unstoppable armies, and tough-as-nails men and women from the greatest war in human history. From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly secret operations deep behind enemy lines, the events of World War II are some of the most awe-inspiring of all time. Discover legendary commanders, tremendous fights, elite soldiers, and courageous individuals whose deeds truly made the difference in this jaw-dropping guide to the biggest war the world has ever seen. History buff and popular blogger Ben Thompson's extensive research and irresistible storytelling put readers right in the middle of the action in this unforgettable installment in the Guts & Glory series!

The Great Depression

Autor: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621073408
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The temperature is about 40 degrees on this cold November morning. It's only 6:30 AM, but a line has already formed outside of the kitchen. One by one, the men come from different directions and place themselves at the back of the line. They shuffle back and forth, from one foot to the other, trying to keep warm. Their noses can smell the freshly brewed coffee and the hot doughnuts as they are served to the men ahead of them. One by one, the men enter the kitchen, have a quick bite to eat, and then head out to the street. They fan out and go from business to business, looking for work. At the end of the day, they come back here to this line and wait their turn for a small bowl of soup. And so begins the fascinating history of the Great Depression. It's hard to imagine America ever faced times so hard, but in this book, just for kids, you'll find out what happened and what it was like to be a kid during these times. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.

The Story Of The Second World War For Children

Autor: Peter Chrisp
Publisher: Carlton Kids
ISBN: 9781783124503
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Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this fascinating exploration of World War II sensitively explores history's deadliest conflict. Packed with photographs, maps, and detailed cross-sections of tanks, aircraft, submarines, and warships, it outlines key battles and shows how the war affected people across the world--not just the soldiers who fought, but also the children evacuated to the countryside, bombed-out city dwellers, and civilians working in munitions factories.

My Life In A Japanese Prison Camp During World War Ii

Autor: Roy Doolan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495976254
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Americans are well informed with respect to atrocities committed by Germany during WWII. After the war, Germany apologized to concerned parties and even granted significant reparations. Generally, WWII opponents in Europe and the U.S. have become allies. Few are aware that Japan also committed serious wartime atrocities during WWII, including "The Rape of Manila," "The Bataan Death March" and its methodical starvation and torture of prisoners of war. Japan has not unequivocally apologized and has failed to make reparations. As a consequence, China and some other countries continue to be extremely upset with Japan's failure to admit its complicity in WWII atrocities. In this book, Roy Fisher Doolan, son, and Roy Gibson Doolan, father, explain first hand experiences of what actually happened in the Philippines during WWII. Until Japan relents and accepts it's responsibility for the tragic consequences of WWII in the Far East, it will remain in a state of denial. "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

Infamous Day

Autor: Robert J. Cressman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494464516
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The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The attack came as a profound shock to the American people and led directly to the American entry into World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters. The following day, the United States declared war on Japan. There were numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action by Japan. However, the lack of any formal warning, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy". The authors chronicle the events at Pearl Harbor.

Wild Children

Autor: Hannah Ross
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781632470270
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In a world where reproduction is strictly controlled, they are society's rejects. Unwanted and unloved, they are raised to age twelve, then taken beyond the Boundary and left to fend for themselves, to survive or perish. Wild Children is a story of abandonment and survival, of hope and determination, and of a love that refused to die.