World War I for Kids

It is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 2014, and Chicago Review Press is releasing World War I for Kids:  A History with 21 Activities by R. Kent Rasmussen April 1 to commemorate the event.

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This title is particularly well written. It covers all the significant events (for example, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the sinking of the Lusitania), but rather than emphasizing dates and lists of battles, it is more of an overview of how WWI changed warfare and the world.

Have you tried books in the For Kids series from Chicago Review Press yet? They are unique because they emphasize hands-on activities to reinforce learning. Nothing makes concepts stick like having to apply them in the real world. Examples of activities included in this book are making a periscope, teaching a dog to carry messages, making a parachute, and cooking a ration commonly fed to the troops called Maconochie Stew.

World War I for Kids is a must-have for serious young history buffs, particularly those interested in war history. It definitely could be a resource for high school students studying world history, as it covers WWI with a clarity and depth not found in most textbooks. It is also appropriate for Women’s History Month and Black History Month, as it emphasizes the contributions of women and African Americans.

Want to find out more? Check Wrapped in Foil for the full review and activity suggestions.

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