World War I Web
Teaching history through a variety of mediums always helps children retain interest – and important information. And comics are always a good option. These fact-filled and historically accurate comics by Bentley Boyd are a great addition to any history course (most of these titles focus on US history), easily tied in as a supplement or used as a springboard to launch further study in areas where children show interest. Each book usually includes four different stories, in newspaper-type serial format, that summarize the events of the selected stories. For example, the book “The Civil Rights Freedom Train” looks at Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King JR., and Thurgood Marshall. “World War 2 Tales” gives an overview of the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, and the Pacific island hopping. The full-color, detailed cartoons are well blended with the text, and free teacher’s guides are available at www.chestercomix.com. 24 pgs, pb.