Could You Be A WWII Kid/Teen?
Author Visit/In-House Field Trip for Schools GRADES 5-12
Dressed in period costume, Annette gives an engaging multimedia presentation about kids' and/or teens' lives in World War Two England, inviting comparisons with the American Home Front, and students' lives today. Students learn about air raids, food rationing, the blackout, the evacuation of schoolchildren, and everyday life, with pictures, sounds, hands-on artifacts, a song, readings from Don't Know Where, Don't Know When, and plenty of good humor. Most importantly, Annette models to students how to think globally and critically, and to discover for themselves parallels in the American Home Front of World War II.
Connects with: Don't Know Where, Don't Know When (The Snipesville Chronicles, Book 1).
Virtual Visits Available
I would absolutely recommend Annette's presentation to other schools. She really brings history alive to our students. I love how she encourages the kids to question what they think they know about the past. The kids LOVED being a part of her presentation!
Library Media Specialist / Dowell Elementary, Marietta (suburban Atlanta) GA
The presentation was absolutely wonderful. The combination of storytelling, humor, visuals, and props really transported me to the 1940s. The students were totally engaged and discussed the presentation later in the day.
5th Grade Teacher / Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Hendersonville (suburban Nashville) TN
The students were thoroughly entertained and engaged. They enjoyed learning about how British children experienced WWII. The interactivity of the presentation was awesome.
Library Media Specialist / Midway Middle School, Midway, GA
Annette never lost my students’ attention. The stories and artifacts made learning about WWII so much fun! My kids loved it! We talked about it all the way back to the school and then talked more there.
5th Grade Teacher / G O. Bailey Elementary, Title I School, Tifton GA
- Also Available via Zoom. Program length may vary from in-person presentation.
- Program Length: 75-90 minutes (after audience seated); Max. Three Sessions per Day. 60 minutes is possible, but a longer program is strongly recommended.
- Recommended Audience Ages: Grades 4-8
- Recommended Audience Size: 60-80 For the best possible experience for the students, divide a single grade into three sessions for the day. This allows more children to participate as volunteers, a closer view of the artifacts, and the best rapport between Annette and the children.
- Maximum Audience Size: 150
- Social Studies Curriculum Relevance: Connects to study of WWII (United States or European Home Front) Develops critical thinking skills and historical literacy, including in dealing with primary sources.
- Sessions of this program may be combined in a single day with sessions of A Writer's Life, for a total of three sessions.
- Cost: Please contact us. We have a holistic approach to pricing, and will want to know some details about your school. Be assured that prices are very reasonable!
I've been hearing rave reviews from faculty & students today--they absolutely adored you!
Library Media Specialist / Flowery Branch Elementary, Hall County (suburban Atlanta) GA
Amazing job relating the material to the student's point of view. You summed up really well why historians do what they do, and why it's important for kids to study it.
6th/7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher / Sanders Middle School, Laurens, SC
Why Don't We Just Give the Price? Each school is different. We don't want to announce a rack rate and frighten you away if you have limited resources. There are discounts and alternatives to make Annette's programs accessible to every school, and many of our clients are Title I schools in rural areas. Asking questions doesn't commit you, and we want to hear from you!
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