WWII Fun

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Eisenhower before the D-Day invasion of

Normandy.. IRC. 2005.
Discovery Education. 2 April 2009
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ 
  This year I have had  the rare privilege of teaching a group of twenty fifth grade boys that love to read. They all tend to be drawn toward fantasy novels and have not ventured into many other genres. So this year I have been trying to do as much integration of American History (you know…. fifth grade social studies) and literature as possible. What do boys love to read about in History? War! After Spring Break  we will be finishing our last war related novel for the year…and they are so excited. The novel we are using is “Don’t You Know There’s a War On?” by: Avi.This fictional novel covers many topics of World War II (Spies, ration stamps, U-boats, sabatoge, merchant marines, bi-planes …just to name a few.) I have attached a set of questions to go with the novel (if you ever choose to use this book) Discovery Streaming has four fantastic videos suitable for this age level.

There is no better way to experience the excitement and terror of war than video.

 Enjoy linking literature to history and expanding the minds of your young students .

 Ready for some fun Triva? What world famous chef served as a spy during World War II? Answer

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