American History 2 - World War I and the Teens

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World War I and the Teens 1914-1919 (2 weeks: week 18-19)

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Resources Item Type Weeks Used

History of US book 9

 

A War, Peace, and All That Jazz: 1918-1945 A History of US Book 9

 

Advanced book

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18-29

The Yanks Are Coming

The Yanks are Coming: The United States in the First World War

This book will help your older students understand World War I.

Advanced book

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18-19

 

Where poppies grow

Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion

Where Poppies Grow showcases the Canadian soldier during WWI, but I can’t find any other book for this age group that works as well as it does. It’s laid out scrapbook style with lots of pictures, photos of “artifacts”, and illustrations along with simple, easy to understand text. It’s a nice book for older students as well.

 

Non-fiction 18-19

Rascal

Rascal

Reading grade level: 7.8

Rascal is a story about a boy and his raccoon that takes place in 1918.

ReaderReader

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18-19

 

Days that Shook the World: Christmas Truce movieDiscovery Streaming 18

 

America in the 20th Century: World War I: On the Homefront movieDiscovery Streaming 18

 

Masterpiece Theatre: A Death in the Family

Preview – this movie is about a father’s death and its impact on his family. It may have mature themes and not be appropriate for younger children. It shows a lot of how life was like during the teens and is probably best for high schoolers or a mature middle schooler.

movie DVD or Discovery Streaming

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18
Causes of WWI printerPrintable (free) 18
Cher Ami Coloring book and story printerPrintable (free) 18
European Alliances printerPrintable (free) 18
Theatres of War printerPrintable (free) 18
World War I “replica” letter printerPrintable (free) 18

WWI Trenches

Trench diagram A

Trench diagram B
printerPrintable (free) 18
Life in the Trenches printerPrintable (free) 18
World War I Planes printerPrintable (free) 18

Hands of a Child lapbook

 

Hands of a Child WWI Lapbook

 

$ Lapbook 18-19 (not scheduled)

Christmas in the Trenches

 

Christmas in the Trenches

Christmas in the Trenches comes with a CD that narrates the story and also has a song recorded on it.

Picture book

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18

Mailing May

 

Mailing May

Picture book

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18

Woodrow Wilson

 

Woodrow Wilson (Getting to Know the Us Presidents)

Otter LOVES these books written and illustrated by Mike Venezia. Even my big kids read them all as older teens because the information is presented in such an engaging and easy to retain style.

All of the Venezia books I schedule in are optional for the president's study, but they are so fun, you might want to check out at least a few. Most libraries will have these books, so you probably won't need to purchase any.

 

FlagPresident book

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18

Created Equal

 

Created Equal: Women Campaign for the Right to Vote 1840 - 1920

This books is one in a colorful, informative series from National Geographic.

Non-fiction

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19

Casey over There

 

Casey over There

Picture book

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19

Influenza

 

PBS American Experience: Influenza 1918

movie DVD or Discovery Streaming

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19
World War I Weapons printerPrintable (free) 19
World War I statistics printerPrintable (free) 19
End of the War printerPrintable (free) 19
Treaty of Versailles Worksheet printerPrintable (free) 19

Next (Roaring 20's)

Other NON-scheduled resources you can use during this portion of the study:

 

 

 

Guesthollow store

 

Link to Guest Hollow

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