Tuesday, September 10

We Were There at the Battle of Britain

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After conquering France, Belgium, and Norway, Hitler turned his attention toward Britain.  From July 10 to October 31, 1940, the Germans bombed the snot out of this island nation!

While the Blitzkrieg technique had worked well for Germany, the English Channel posed the problem of facing the Royal Navy - which had been a powerhouse for over three hundred years.  They took to the skies, bombing both military and civilian targets day and night.

The Luftwaffe's goal of targeting civilians was to weaken morale, deadening the fighting spirit of the British and forcing them to surrender.  For nearly two months, they dropped bombs on the city of London constantly, destroying buildings and killing innocent people.  Families sent their children to countryside homes to try and protect them.  

The British fired up their RAF planes and took to the skies in defense.  They battled German planes in the air, sending many into the English Channel and thwarting many bombing attempts.  By October, it was clear that the Germans could not kill the British spirit.  They did not attempt to invade England again.  In his famous speech, Prime Minister Winston Churchill talked of the Battle of Britain and the courageous pilots who defended their homeland when he said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Our spine novel is We Were There at the Battle of Britain

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Includes THIRTY-SIX unit studies covering World & American History. Each unit addresses a new topic, spanning the the ancient world through post-WW2.  Each unit has introductory text, which will give the student basic background information about the topic at hand.

  • There are photographs and illustrations, and we have also included primary documents when available.
  • After this text, there are featured videos, which augment the background information and help make the topic more accessible for more visual students.
  • You will also find a short list of reading books, including a featured novel that the unit builds upon.
  • There are vocabulary words, places, and people to identify.
  • Reading comprehension, critical thinking questions, and writing assignments are included.
  • We add fun with hands-on activities and extra videos to watch that will bring the era to life.

These studies are directed toward upper grades students, but some have resources for younger students so that the whole family can work together. Our family has used unit studies as curriculum for many years, and we hope that your family will enjoy these, too!

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