- 26/09/2016 at 21:18 #49362DMParticipant
My kids are interested in reading up on the Cold War. Can anyone recommend a decent, balanced book on the subject that would be good for youngsters?27/09/2016 at 00:41 #49372Rod RobertsonParticipant
“The Wall” by Peter Sis and “The Loud Silence of Francine Green” by Karen Cushman are good ones if you don’t mind historical novels aimed at kids. Animal Farm is a good primer for family discussions of ideology, freedom and totalitarianism. There are some really good web pages on they Cold War aimed at kids. Without knowing the ages and/or reading levels of your kids, it’s hard to make recommendations.
Cheers and good luck.
Rod Robertson.27/09/2016 at 03:15 #49375kyoteblueParticipant
Rod, it’s like you are a teacher or something !!!27/09/2016 at 03:29 #49377Rod RobertsonParticipant
Guilty as charged. And I love it!
Rod Robertson.27/09/2016 at 20:20 #49418PatGParticipant
Animal Farm should be balanced out by something on McCarthyism. Fail Safe and Dr Strangelove should be introduced at the appropriate ages.
Edit: Next time read the list provided by the educational expert first. Great Resource!
28/09/2016 at 05:55 #49437McKinstryParticipant
- This reply was modified 5 years ago by PatG.
Would “On The Beach” be too depressing? I spent my elementary youth doing the periodic “duck and cover” drills under our desks from kindergarden onwards and from about that age we knew (living right behind a Nike installation) that we were toast when the inevitable war with the Godless commies broke out.
The tree of Life is self pruning.28/09/2016 at 06:06 #49438kyoteblueParticipant
My family live in Midwest City next to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma in 1961 the B-52’s rattled the school as they took off , seemed like for hours to us little kids. We did duck and cover every morning.28/09/2016 at 21:22 #49482
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