This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:
President Wilson/World War I
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
For Elementary Students:
My 8-year-old read this book twice, and said it “might have changed my favorite subject from science to history.” The large, hard-back book is loaded with imagery and information – and thus, a caveat is needed. Topics like this are inherently sad. A lot of dialog with the child is necessary to help them keep this information in context.
A beautifully-illustrated, hardback book about the Wright Brothers and early aviation history:
Another beautifully-illustrated book on aviation, this one is a story from France and England.
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth, by Kathleen Krull. About a 14-year-old farmboy in 1920 who gets the idea for television.
For High School Students:
This coffee-table-size book contains incredible maps of warfare from 1750 BC through 2003. Appropriate for upper-elementary through adult:
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment.