A World War II Timeline

Eliz­a­beth Raum
  • Review
By – September 5, 2014

A World War II Time­line describes in clear, pre­cise lan­guage the his­tor­i­cal and social fac­tors that pre­ced­ed and con­tributed to World War II in addi­tion to the events of the war itself. The his­tor­i­cal back­ground sur­rounding the end of World War I, essen­tial to the under­stand­ing of World War II, is briefly dis­cussed in intro­duc­to­ry para­graphs at the begin­ning of the book. The use of time­lines is an artic­u­late way to teach his­to­ry to this tar­get age group. The time­lines com­mu­ni­cate the essence of the cov­ered his­tor­i­cal peri­od in a way that makes the full sig­nif­i­cance of the events quite clear. The pro­found hor­rors and con­se­quences of war are graph­i­cal­ly shown and easy to under­stand. The infor­ma­tion is accom­pa­nied by black and white and col­or pho­tographs from the time peri­od as well as maps. This book may moti­vate chil­dren to speak with a grand­par­ent, rel­a­tive or a friend who is a World War II vet­er­an or a Holo­caust sur­vivor to deep­en their under­stand­ing of the events of the time. 

High­ly rec­om­mend­ed for ages 10 – 14.

Nathan Weissler is a senior in high school and lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his fam­i­ly. He has been writ­ing reviews for Jew­ish Book World for two years. Nathan loves to read, espe­cial­ly books relat­ed to Judaism and history.

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