World War II (1939-1945)

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    Literature Guide

    Symphony for the City of the Dead Teaching Guide

    This teaching guide for the true story of the inspiration for Shostakovich's Leningrad symphony comb... read more

    Literature Guide

    Is It Night or Day? Common Core Teacher's Guide

    Based on true events, Is It Night or Day? is a novel about one girl's escape from Hitler's Germany a... read more


    The Port Chicago 50 Teacher's Guide

    Teach students about the worst homefront disaster in World War II through a captivating true story. ... read more


    Boys of Wartime Common Core Activities

    Connect history and literature with the Boys of Wartime novels by Laurie Calkhoven. Students will ex... read more


    Veterans Day Videos & Activities

    Learn about the significance of Veterans Day, November 11, through educational videos paired with ex... read more


    Once Discussion Guide

    Study the Holocaust through literature. These chapter-by-chapter discussion questions for Once by Mo... read more


    Memorial Day Videos & Activities

    Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Learn about the history and traditions of Memori... read more

    Literature Guide

    The Green Glass Sea Educator's Guide

    Study World War II and the Manhattan Project through literature. The classroom lesson plans and post... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    A Diamond in the Desert Discussion Questions

    Use these discussion questions for A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice to examine the mea... read more


    Annexed Discussion Guide

    Educate students about the Holocaust with this teacher's guide to Annexed, a story about the boy who... read more

    Literature Guide

    Night Teacher's Guide

    Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece — a candid, horrific, and deeply saddening autobiographical accou... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Slap Your Sides Reading Guide

    Encourage conversation about the compelling issues in M. E. Kerr's Slap Your Sides, a novel about a ... read more


    John Curtin Quiz

    Quiz students on their knowledge about John Curtin, one of Australia's best-known prime ministers. read more


    Bombing of Darwin

    Enrich your history lessons with this writing activity. Students will write an essay about the Japan... read more


    War Is... Author Notes

    Learn about the inspiration behind War Is... and compare how four leading young-adult authors tell t... read more


    Siege of Leningrad

    In this worksheet, children will read, research, and write about the German siege of Leningrad during World War II. read more


    Historic Massacres

    Familiarize your class with some of the most egregious instances of ethnic cleaning in history, such... read more


    Weapons of War

    Pupils will learn about weapons used in wars throughout history, from the longbow to napalm. Then, t... read more


    Blitz of London Quiz

    Have pupils research 1940's Blitz of London before they answer this printable quiz about the catastrophic event. read more


    Remembrance Day Quiz

    Children answer multiple-choice questions about Remembrance Day, which is celebrated in November to honour veterans, in this holiday quiz. read more

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