Lessons from History
Bad money drives out good money, economists say, and pop history drives out real history. "World War II – is that the same as Star Wars?" asked one college graduate when we told him we were preparing this book.
But there are lessons to be learned from history, and this book starts the process. With photos and text it describes the realities and horrors of the war, as well as its primary causes and consequences.
Although it's for older readers, this book is a key part of our primary school reading program. It's a book for teachers to read, during the daily "Sustained Silent Reading" period. In doing so, the teachers set an example of reading. Teachers also discover that reading can be both enjoyable and educational. That's something westerners take for granted, but which they never experienced while growing up in Laos.
by Uncle Sasha
This book was made possible by support from the Bengier Foundation, Peggy Horn, and Mun Yi Leong. Thank you!
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