World War II has erupted right in the middle of my coffee Table! The widget below lists titles we are reading in the coming month as we learn about this heart-wrenching yet important time in history. We’ll focus considerably on those who aided the persecuted, and take several tangents to examine other contributions and dynamics of this era.
As we enter recent times, we have other resources available–primary resources in a “flesh and blood” sense, as several people we know were personally touched by this war. The children are eager to speak to a gentleman at our church about his family’s experience hiding in Hitler’s Germany (and their eventual escape) when he was a small boy.
I owe a “Thank You!” to my community college this unit! If you have a community college near you, consider them as a resource–even if your children are young. Not only does our community college have a full library (including a nice children’s section), but they offer free inter-library loan! (The local public library requires hefty fees for this service.) Colleges have differing policies, but at mine anyone in the community can get a library card, not just those enrolled.
One other tip–I remember using the Seminary library in highschool and college. (I still have the library card for Denver Seminary in my wallet.) We don’t happen to live in a town with a seminary at present, but for those who do, it can be an excellent resource for Rhetoric level titles. Juggling due dates from multiple libraries is an adjustment, but adding the Community College’s resources cut my book budget in half this unit!
Without further ado, here’s World War Two!:
(For those reading via an external feed, click through to my blog to see our WWII selections.)