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. Even 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.
Ongoing projects for this unit were:
|Map Overlays of the Major Events of the European and Pacific Theatres|
|Another huge accordion timeline detailing WWII|
|and the Frontline News|
Then there were tons of other projects, like…
|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.