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.