Eyewitness to the Western Front

From the Set Eyewitness to World War I

Details the major battles on the western front as well as the dynamics of trench warfare from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

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  • Fast Facts
  • The Fall of Brussels
  • Digging In
  • Gas Warfare
  • The Turning Point at Marne
  • The Hindenburg Line
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 940.4
Lexile 690
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Y
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503816091, 9781503818484
Copyright 2018, 2017
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Eyewitness to World War I from School Library Connection on August 1, 2018

Each of the titles in this series is an introduction to a specific topic concerning World War I for students. The series covers a wide range of subjects and is filled with black-and-white period photographs as well as images from prints and magazines. Each book follows the same format, beginning with a ‘Fast Facts’ section that provides a brief summary, followed by five short chapters, and concluding with a ‘Think About It’ section which provides questions to spur the reader to more deeply examine what they have just read. Also included are source notes, a ‘To Learn More’ section, and a link to the publisher’s website. Each book features sidebar quotations from relevant people who belonged to the specific era. While glossary terms are highlighted in each book, the color is a light grey and is easily missed when reading. This series would be useful for initial research or for further information than what is included in textbooks. Libraries would benefit from either the entire series or from the titles that cover specific topics where information is otherwise lacking. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

Author: Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

Cynthia Kennedy Henzel has a bachelor of science degree in social studies education and a master of science degree in geography. She has worked as a teacher-educator in many countries. Currently, she works writing books and developing education materials for social studies, science, and ELL students. She has written more than 80 books for young people.