World War Ii For Kids

Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740271
Size: 31.70 MB
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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 Ii Europe

Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836856699
Size: 53.35 MB
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Describes the events and campaigns of World War II in Europe and North Africa, discussing the rise and defeat of Nazi Germany and the post-war political divisions in Europe that led to the Cold War.

Galileo For Kids

Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161374188X
Size: 23.91 MB
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Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.

The Civil War For Kids

Author: Janis Herbert
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613741537
Size: 52.75 MB
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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.

California History For Kids

Author: Katy S. Duffield
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569765324
Size: 40.32 MB
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Tells the story of the people who settled and built the Golden State and includes a timeline of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit, and Web resources.

Boston History For Kids

Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613737157
Size: 50.62 MB
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Spanning 400 years of history, from the Tea Party to the Boston Marathon attack, author Richard Panchyk chronicles the lives of Bostonians both famous and infamous, and many colorful characters. Included are 21 hands-on activities such as baking a Boston Cream Pie, writing a poem in the style of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and walking the Freedom Trail. The book also includes a time line and list of books, websites, and places to visit.

Washington Dc History For Kids

Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730098
Size: 28.38 MB
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Chronicling the rich and fascinating history of Washington, DC, this useful resource for teachers and parents, reveals to young readers the city's remarkable past through 21 hands-on activities. Children will gather items for a building cornerstone's time capsule, design a memorial for a favorite president, take a walking tour of the National Mall, and much more. The book also includes a time line and list of books, websites, and places to visit.

Native American History For Kids

Author: Karen Bush Gibson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613742452
Size: 18.35 MB
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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 I For Kids

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613745567
Size: 49.55 MB
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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.

Charting The World

Author: Richard Panchyk
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569769184
Size: 49.36 MB
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Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.