"Give me a hand!"

History Skits 1942-1945: Little-Known Episodes from World War II

  • How did an Oregon farmer help Japanese internees?
  • Who inspired a wounded soldier to live?
  • Where did an Italian “enemy alien” fall in love?
  • When did a German POW realize that enemies can be friends?

These skits of friendship, compassion, and survival are true stories. Students will understand issues with clarity and emotionally connect with people.

Used as reader’s theater in history or English classes. Also popular for Veterans Day programs and in history-music-drama-dance productions.

Includes pages of fabulous teaching suggestions.  10 skits.

51 pages

For a free downloadable skit from this book follow this link.

For more information, read my blog post, Introducing “Give me a hand!”

Highlights & Features

  • Great suggestions for history, English, music, and drama teachers
  • Extensive background information
  • For grades 8 – 12
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These uplifting story-skits include vivid pictures of compassionate interactions between enemies, strength and fortitude among survivors, and light-hearted pranks. Students are captivated.

Linda Plantmiddle school teacher