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We are in WWI right now. This week my 12 year old read: 





https://www.amazon.com/Americas-First-World-War-Pershing/dp/B0007DLYNC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539436828&sr=8-1&keywords=landmark+general+pershing (This one he needs to read this weekend or next week. He had a day off school and didn't get it read.)

Last week he read: 



Over the next few weeks, he will read:


https://www.amazon.com/Shipwreck-Bottom-World-Extraordinary-Shackleton/dp/0375810498/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539437874&sr=8-1&keywords=shipwreck+at+the+bottom+of+the+world+by+jennifer+armstrong (World context)




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5 minutes ago, SusanC said:

Don't miss Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale. It is a graphic novel that really helps explain all the twists and turns.


Ds12 read this one over the summer and liked it so much that I bought others by the same author for his birthday.

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A few more ideas:

books - nonfiction
The Yanks Are Coming: U.S. in the First World War (Marrin)
Story of the World vol. 4 -- chapters on events that set the stage, and on the war itself, clarify the complicated "why it happened"
World War 1 for Kids: A History with 21 Activities
How WW1 Changed Modern Warfare
DK Smithsonian The Definitive Visual History of World War 1
DK Eyewitness World War 1

books - fiction
War Horse (Morpurgo)
Lord of the Nutcracker Men (Lawrence)
Rilla of Ingleside (Montgomery) -- home front during WW1

movies (PG-13)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 version, NOT a more recent one) + Teach With Movies guide
Paths of Glory (1957)
Trenches of Hell episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
War Horse (2011)
The Red Baron (2008)
Joyeux Noel (2005)
Sergeant York (1941)

online resources
Maps as History: The First World War
Interactive WWI Timeline -- National WWI Museum and Memorial website
The Great War week by week -- over 200 10-12 min. videos, progressively covering the events of WWI one week at a time
Juvenile books on WWI -- links to public domain books for free reading at Gutenberg

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