World War I: The Great War to End All Wars
DescriptionAn interdisciplinary book for students ages 12 to 15 that delves into one of the most horrific periods in global history. An excellent roadmap for today's political climate. The basic human losses of World War I can be made plain with these staggering casualties: 9 million dead soldiers, 7 million civilian lives lost, millions more wounded. But those numbers only hint at the devastation, both political and personal, that lies at the heart of the Great War. World War I: The Great War to End All Wars for ages 12 to 15 brings to light the key details of this critical point in history. It marks the transition to a modern era in which mass destruction became a reality through military technologies a century in the making. By examining military life on the battlefields and in the trenches, as well as focusing on anti-war protest movements, art and popular culture, home-front efforts across the globe, and experiences in British and French colonies, this book offers a sense of how World War I penetrated all corners of the world and impacted all of its peoples. Graphic novel-style illustrations, amazing historical photography, and primary sources bring the past to life and illustrate how far World War I reached around the globe.
- Through an interdisciplinary approach, themes of "Time, Continuity, and Change," "Science, Technology, and Society," and global interconnectedness are key concepts that drive the narrative.
- This accessible, social history introduces the conflict from the varied perspectives of those who lived it. Profiled within its pages are improbable heroes, from volunteer, "Flying Aces" to a resistant Belgian king, from Native American soldiers who stymied Central Power intelligence officials to German artists who organized to demand "Never Again War."
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About the Author
The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II by Carla Mooney
Skipping Stones 2018 Honor Award
The Children's War
"What sets this new work from Nomad Press apart from so many other books about WWI for young people is the stress on using primary sources. I can't recommend this book highly enough."
Praise for Other books in the Series: The Vietnam War by Barbara Diggs
School Library Connections
The author does not shy from describing the deception and dishonesty prevalent among these central players, and the key events of the war are explained, complete with their importance. The highlight of the book is its interactive aspect. Numerous sidebars ask students to consider critical questions, "Vocab Lab" invites readers to compile and practice vocabulary, and codes can be scanned to lead students to additional information such as Ho's Declaration of Independence, propaganda cartoons, and relevant speeches. Bibliography. Glossary. Recommended
School Library Journal
"A well-organized and succinct work to accompany U.S. history units. The book follows the trajectory of the Vietnam War and includes vocabulary labs at the end of each chapter, project ideas (writing a song or poem about a current political/social concern), investigative questions and points to ponder or debate. The writing is concise with relevant sources and differing points of view. Tech enthusiasts will like the inclusion of QR codes with primary source videos and documents. VERDICT: This text could be used as a supplemental study guide for dedicated students."
Praise for Other books in the Series:
World War II From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb by Diane C. Taylor
The Children's War Blog
". . . .Why is World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb such a stand out book for teaching upper middle grade and high school students about WWII? Like all the books in the Inquire & Investigate series, this is an interactive text that gives enough information about each topic, designed to get kids to explore more in depth and to help them understand the causes, the aftermath, and consequences of a war of global magnitude. . ."
Ms. Yingling Reads
"This is a short but very informative book jam packed with information."