Tuesday, September 4, 2012

World War II (by the books)

To read a brief overview of my history-teaching method, click here.  And remember: These lists are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They are a jumping off point for your own walk through history. 


This is my last set of American history book recommendations. As our American history studies moved closer to the present time, I had difficulty finding good, quality literature that moved beyond a textbook skimming.  However, when we reached World War II, I had difficulty narrowing down and deciding amongst the infinite choices.  I chose to include here only the books we used during "school time," not the many others we've discovered and loved through the years. 

Pearl Harbor by Stephen Krensky 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Story of D-Day by R. Conrad Stein

1 comment:

  1. I have loved "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry for a long time.
    I know Maddie love horses she might enjoy the story of the Lipizzaner horses and Colonel Alois Podhajsky. The breed was almost lost during WWII but by the actions of Colonel Podhajsky and General Patton. It is a well loved story in my family. There is a book by Marguerite Henry and a film put out by Disney.


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