World War One: 1914-1918 (History Graphic Novel)
Jump into an illustrated history account of WWI with this graphic novel dedicated to accounting the events of World War One. The story follows a few men as they enlist, fight, recover, go home, and cope with the wages of war. This text reads like a journal written by a soldier on the front line. The illustrations give the reader snapshots of what living through the war was like. With this in mind, previewing the book before handing it to your students is encouraged, as the illustrations and graphics depict war scenes where men are being shot and killed. This WWI and the WWII graphic novels make a great addition to world history courses covering the Great Wars. 116 pgs, pb. ~Rebecca
The First World War, also known as the Great War, involved over thirty nations and resulted in the deaths of millions of young men. This stunning new book brings history to life as we see the war through the eyes of the young conscripted servicemen on all sides of the conflict. Introducing the advent of tanks, airplanes, air raids, submarines and gas attacks, we take a close look at the first modern war of the 20th Century. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo to the Treaty of Versailles we see for ourselves what life was like in the trenches, on the home front, at sea and in the air. This is more than just a history book; it is a fully illustrated journey into another age.
We follow the fortunes of a group of young conscripts and volunteers to discover what life was really like in the trenches and how they coped with returning home after the horrors of the front line.
Campfire History publishing brings history alive through these graphic novels. Filled with a surplus of fun facts, information, and dialog students will find these graphic novels engaging all while learning about these time eras. As the subject or focus of these novels covers particularly torrid times in the world’s history, perusing these books before students dig into them is highly encouraged. The illustrations alone can elevate the maturity level that is appropriate for some of these books. What is so wonderful about these history readers is that they are not ordinary history textbooks that just spit-out dates, locations, or facts. Each volume interweaves an engaging narrative through the presentation of a specific historical period or event. While written and illustrated by different individuals, these graphic novels do work very well as a series. Books range from 87-115 pages, pb. ~Rebecca