Literature: "A Boy at War" by Harry Mazer
These websites are about the book “A Boy at War” by Harry Mazer. Includes reviews, activity ideas, and a PowerPoint. Explore links about Pearl Harbor and life on the homefront during World War II. Includes links to eTheme resources on Pearl Harbor, World War II, and historical fiction writing.
Here is a review of "A Boy at War."
Read this review of "A Boy at War" that was written by a student.
A Boy at War: PowerPoint
A 12-page PowerPoint has information on the author and the Pearl Harbor that can be used in the class as a study guide.
World War I and World War II Books
This booklist includes other fiction books about both wars.
My Story: Pearl Harbor
Learn more about Pearl Harbor by reading the eyewitness accounts of two survivors. Includes a timeline, glossary, and teacher's guide.
Harris Mazer's Acceptance Letter
Read the acceptance letter given by Harris Mazer when he got the 2007 N?n? Award. Includes the audio of the acceptance speech.
Scholastic: American Home Front
Learn what life was like in America during World War II. Includes information about rationing and a typical household of the time.
eThemes Resource: World War II for Elementary Students
These websites are about World War II. Learn why the war started and what life was like for children during the war. Includes games, quizzes, videos, and audio interviews with World War II veterans. There are links to eThemes resources on the Holocaust and the 1930s.
eThemes Resource: World War II for Upper Grades
These sites cover the events of World War II (1939-1945). There are several first-hand accounts in text and audio from people involved in the war effort. Other topics include life on the homefront, the role of women, and the type of airplanes and weapons used. Includes biographies, letters, images, posters, video, and audio clips. There are links to eThemes Resources on various related topics.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Historical Fiction
Learn more about the genre of historical fiction. There are definitions and listings of recommended children's books, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various historical fiction books.
eThemes Resource: Pearl Harbor
Learn about the surprise Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Includes timelines, maps, eyewitness accounts, and photographs. Take a virtual tour of the USS Arizona Memorial or listen to audio of President Roosevelt's famous speech about this "day of infamy."