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5 WWII Picture Books

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The 45-pages of activities in our Kids' Wings units for five award-winning picure books about World War II will enable your students to build basic skills and deep understanding of history while collaborating in the reading of literature that puts a face on history.  

(biography) Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot,
(folktale) The Yellow Star,
(biography) The Greatest Skating Race, and
(biography) Passage to Freedom (The Sugihara Story
(history photojournal) 
Attack on Pearl Harbor * Note: We recommend you use ONLY the photos.

The unit guides student study in exciting reading and social studies activities for excellent literature.

Activities in the unit include:

  • map activities,
  • readers theater scripts,
  • an active game to demonstrate the Berlin Airlift,
  • crossword puzzles,
  • marshmallow math,
  • parachute science,
  • logic puzzle,
  • discussion cards,
  • cause-and effect,
  • a maze,
  • comparing books,
  • research,
  • writing prompts,
  • anticipation guide,
  • Learning from a Legend,
  • Character of a King,
  • short-answer questions,
  • snapshots in time,
  • splicing together the snapshots,
  • choices and consequences,
  • Discussions,
  • World War II photos
  • Writing Prompts, and
  • answer pages.


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