OR the 3-biography collection:
and the Chocolate Pilot
Chocolate candy on little parachautes rained down from an American airplane over West Berlin in 1948. The Chocolate Pilot was busy bringing happiness to the children of a war torn city.
The end of World War II did not bring peace and happiness to the children like Mercedes who lived in a bomb-damaged apartment in West Berlin. Russia was now attempting to take over their home and had cut off food and supplies to West Germany. The United States and England began an airbridge of supplies for sixteen months. This is the true story of one little girl and the Chocolate Pilot, Col. Gail Halvorsen, who spread hope and happiness among the children.
The Kids Wing Activity Guide includes an awesome simulation for the Berlin Air Lift. This is a MASTERY learning lesson plan that is active and fun!
Riches from the Rainforest
Links for World War II:
World War II affected me personally. Here my mom reads to my brother and me as she listens for news of my dad who was a sailor on the U.S.S. Lexington. Shortly thereafter, a kamaze hit the ship, and my daddy was killed. Although I had to grow up without a daddy, he and hundreds of thousands like him made it possible for us to grow up in a safe, free country. Learn about the history from those who experienced it! Many are still alive...you don't have much time before the only stories you hear will be in the books you read.
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