You Can Build Yourself; Build Planes, Signal Lights, Victory Gardens, and more.
From spy maps and victory banners to spotter planes and ration cakes, Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself brings one of the most defining periods of American and world history to life through hands-on building projects and activities. Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project combine with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia about the real-life models. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life at home and on the front lines during America’s war years.
A comprehensive look at World War II, this activity book encourages children to re-create life in the 1940s while learning about compassion, teamwork, and sacrifice. Touching upon nearly every aspect of the war—from the leadership of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt to the invention of new military technologies—a clear understanding of the causes and effects of World War II is provided through the hands-on creation of period-specific implements. Activities include "Making a Papier-Mâché Bank," "Tabletop Victory Garden," "Flip Book," "Spy Message Hidden in a Deck of Cards," "Soldier's Care Package," "Fake Footprint Mold," "Victory Jewelry Pin," and "Ration book."
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