And, now… after 16 weeks… we have finally finished our official WWII Unit Study. As our WWII history buff, Stephen requested this special project after completing the Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression. As we closed out the school year, he even told me that “if we don’t finish the WWII projects before summer, that’s okay. Because I want to do the WWII study in my spare time.”
It wasn’t just Stephen, though. I was totally intrigued with the WWII Hands-On History Pack by Homeschool in the Woods. We learned so much from this project pack that I will not even be able to do it justice in this post. But because it’s time for our annual yearbook via Blog2Print – and the boys are already asking to look though this year’s yearbook – I am trying to wrap up these last few tidbits of our school year in a tossed-together, haphazard sort of way. This post includes affiliate links.
Map Overlays of the Major Events of the European and Pacific Theatres
Then there were tons of other projects, like…
…and Language Bingo:
…and WWII medals:
We made ration books and token holders…
We played some WWII games:
WWII Vocabulary Concentration Game with War Time Words, Military Words, and Home Front & Beyond:
Fight For Freedom Game (Stephen won playing against me.)
And completed a ton of other activities, like propaganda posters and pinback buttons, a service record book, V-mail, women of WWII, Military weapons, the USO, FDR’s Fireside Chats, etc., etc., etc.
along with a lapbook detailing the holocaust, POWs, K-Rations, and the rationing efforts taking place back at home to support the troops overseas.
And finally, on June 6, 2012 (the anniversary of D-Day!), we shipped off a care package to a unit stationed in Djibouti, via anysoldier.com.
They have samplers of their history studies, timeline figures, and maps to check out on each individual product page. Our oldest son LOVED these studies when he was in grades 2-6! To see other Homeschool in the Woods Studies we’ve completed:
Composer & Orchestra Study
American Revolution Study
Early 19th Century Study
Homeschool in the Woods 20th Century Lap Pak
Benjamin Franklin Unit Study (for grades K-2)
Renaissance & Reformation by Homeschool in the Woods
Middle Ages Project Passport by Homeschool in the Woods
Homeschool in the Woods New Testament Activity Pak
Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
(Industrial Revolution through Great Depression & World War II tie in with Cycle 2 and Cycle 3. Click to see what it was like to complete these studies: WWII Wrap Up | Through the Great Depression | A Simple Week | A little about WWI)