Great World War II
Projects You Can Build Yourself

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.


ISBN 13: 9780977129416
Price: $15.95 US
GRL: X
Grade Level: 4-6
Ages: 9-12
Subject: Social Studies
Trim Size: 8 x 10
Color: Black & White
Page Count: 128
Author: Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Illustrator:
Also Available: E-Books

Children's Literature—“In straightforward, highly readable prose, it provides a thorough overview of the events . . . ”

 

Kiki Magazine" . . . 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.”

 

Cobblestone—“Includes great hands-on activities . . . is full of information about World War II from the front lines to the home front."

 

Travel World International—“A unique, educational book.”

 

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.” 

 

ItsGoodToBeTheQueen.com, Where Moms of Boys Reign!—“Both my 13 year old and 9 year old were lucky enough to get a copy of this great book. They were struck by the differences between life during WWII and the current war in Iraq. Since the book is very age appropriate the material is presented in a way that sparked conversations between us about the war. The crafts are fun too! I would highly recommend this book to all moms who want a summer activity for their kids that will not only engage them but give them a jump start for history class in the fall!” 

 

Richard Koone, National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas“A wonderful book that young people can learn from and have fun at the same time. The hands-on projects will stimulate their imaginations and add to their understanding of the sacrifices and inventiveness of that generation. It will make a valuable addition to any educator's toolkit."

 

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.” 

 

Arline Zatz, freelance writer—“A great way to offer kids and adults a hands-on way to experience the history and innovations that were sparked by the Second World War.” 

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