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Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes of Iwo Jima

by James Bradley; Ron Powers; Michael French
| Item # Q760
Flags of Our Fathers : Heroes of Iwo Jima Q760
Format: Paperback
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The Reality of War Social studies classes study the world's wars and the impact war has on a global society. Students learn about ancient wars and the more modern wars that have been fought in the name of freedom. They know about the American Revolution, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II. Some students know about the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Persian Gulf War. Before the events of September 11, 2001, students in America's schools knew little about the personal tragedies related to war. War was simply something that happened in books, in another time, and on foreign lands. Now, war surrounds themon television, radio, and in film. Some know firsthand what it feels like to lose a parent to terrorists, and others wait eagerly in front of the television in hopes of gaining a glimpse of a family member or friend who may be in the Iraqi desert or on the streets of Baghdad. Like the main characters in the novels in this guide, the innocence of America's children has been marked by violence. A new page of history is being written every day, and it is being done before the eyes of the world's youngest citizens. For this reason, it is extremely important that parents and teachers talk with children about war, and offer hope that the world might someday find a peaceful solution to global conflict. Sometimes it is difficult to find the words to explain the complex issues of war, but books are always a good way to spark understanding and conversation. This guide offers discussion for the following books: The Gadget by Paul Zindel; Girl of Kosovo by Alice Mead; Lord of the Nutcracker Men by Iain Lawrence; Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers, adapted for young people by Michael French; Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian; and For Freedom by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Pre-Reading Activity Engage students in a discussion about the recent war in Iraq, and how it was reported in the news. Divide the class into three groups, and assign each group on

Product Information

  • AuthorJames Bradley; Ron Powers; Michael French
  • Page Count232
  • ISBN100385730640
  • ISBN139780385730648
  • PublisherRandom House Children's Books
  • Year Published2003
  • Grade Level4 - 7
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectWarfare, battles, armed forces (Children's/YA)
    People & places (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintDelacorte Books for Young Readers

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