Monday, April 13, 2015

World War 2–Unit Study

The core of our study was the World War II workbook by McDonald Publishing.   As always, we did a LOT of reading.  We also watched a live production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” and had a wonderful interview with a survivor of Occupied Luxembourg.


We traveled to the VMI campus in Lexington, Virginia to visit the George C. Marshall Museum. Read all about our trip here.


Online Resources:

Jimmie’s CollageWorld War II Lapbook
St. Nicholas Center The American St. Nicholas

Library Resources:

Smithsonian, World War II Timeline; by Elizabeth Raum
World War II, A Primary Source History; by Colin Hynson
America in World War II; by Michael Burgan
Timelines: World War II; by Nathaniel Harris
World Ward II; by R. Conrad Stein
World War II; by Cathy Senker
Life Under Occupation; by Charlie Samuels
Joseph Stalin; by Jeffrey Zuehlke
Adolf Hitler; by Brenda Haugen
Douglas MacArthur, What Greater Honor; by Janet & Geoff Benge
Douglas Macarthur, America’s General; by Brenda Haugen
Corrie Ten Boom, Keepers of the Angel’s Den; by Janet & Geoff Benge
Corrie Ten Boom, Her Story; by Corrie Ten Boom
The Hiding Place; DVD
Franklin and Winston, A Christmas that Changed the World; by Douglas Wood
War Dogs, Churchill & Rufus; by Kathryn Selbert
Hitler and the Nazis; by William W. Lace
The Holocaust, Hitler, and Nazi Germany; by Linda Jacobs Altman
Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Holocaust; by Linda Jacobs Altman
The Battle of Iwo Jima; Tom McGowen
Hiroshima and Nagasaki; by Barbara Silberdick Feinberg
Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb; by Wallace Black and Jean Blashfield
World War II Kamikazes; by Earle Rice Jr.
The Making of the Atom Bomb; by Victoria Sherrow
World War II in the Pacific; by Don Nardo

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  1. How did you like the WWII Workbook? We are going to study WWII next year as a full-year study in conjunction with a literature study of the Chronicles of Narnia books. I am building my own curriculum, so need a few extra resources.

    1. The workbook is for grades 6-9, but my 4th graderr did well with it. You could easily use each page as a launching spot to study individual aspects of the war. For $4.99 you can't beat the price. I'd definitely recommend adding it.


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