[E–book] One Boys War


S change as the war continues What can we learn from their accounts I read it for an assignment It s a really tragic story and read it for an assignment It s a really tragic story and think it shows how the war affects people and makes everyone so misereble in a really simple way Wow This book would be perfect for teaching WW1 It shows how dangerous the war was from propaganda lory that convinced underage boys like Sydney to "Join The Front Lines To The Hard Times Experienced On "the front lines to the hard times experienced on battle field and in the trenches I liked the letters he sent back to his mum and the little snippets of writing directed to her AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGES the bottom of the pages writing style and choices are beautiful but heartbreaking especially the final note sent from Sydney s dad These thoughtful words combined with the beauty of the illustrations perfectly highlights Sydney s experiences especially how young Sydney looks in comparison to some of the other men The final letter and ill Good for ks2 but be careful about the children in the class and how you o about talking about it. S optimistic letters home and his journal this is his honest portrayal of the disillusionment and degradation of life and death in the trenches of World War One Boys WarIth water color which ives the "book a softer feel This is appropriate because it is meant for a younger audience but "a softer feel This is appropriate because it is meant for a younger audience but with a difficult concept The illustrations also provide to the story where the words stop They show of what the harsh realities look like when in the trenches of the war but also the realities of home In one illustration you see Sydney S Mother Reading His Letter mother reading his letter standing in a war machinery factory Even the women had to work to fight the war This book touches on sensitive concepts but the pictures help to soften it for younger readers This book would be an excellent text to use to look at misconceptions of war Sydney thought the war was almost an adventure to take on for pride but by the end his views change to longing to o home How did his perceptions change and why How can you tell his perceptions are changing throughout the text It would be a nice follow up to have the students read other young adults accounts of the war and compare and contrast how their feeling. Usiasm he runs away to join up but soon finds himself a long way from home in a frontline trench where reality and the join up but soon finds himself a long way from home in a frontline trench where reality and the begin to bite Told through Sydney'. .
A boy lies about age fight in WWII thought the basic "Story Was Good But The "was but the have been harderReading time around thirty minutes Suggested Grade Levels 5th Grade Middle SchoolGenre Historical FictionThemes Self Discovery Growing Up Understanding War and DeathOften times there is a misconception of what war really is Many think that it is a brave and exemplary experience but once in the harsh realities of it think otherwise One Boy s War is the tale of Sydney a sixteen year old boy from France and his desperation to join the fight in WWI When Sydney hears of his father leaving to fight he feels he wants to join the fight as well He ends up faking his age and joining the army without his mother s consent The book is told from Sydney s perspective and starts with a very patriotic view of joining the war but as Sydney becomes and a part of the war battles his perceptions of the war and being there change The illustrations are another part of the story They are still hand drawn Sixteen year old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War Bursting with enth.

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