“Give me a hand!” History Skits 1942-1945: Episodes from World War II

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8th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  • 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?

10 skits Grades 8-12, Adults (in community theatre)

These skits of friendship, compassion, and survival are true stories. I'm grateful to the veterans who shared them and highly respect the story-tellers. Students will understand issues with clarity and emotionally connect with people.

Although usually used in performance, high school history teachers have used a skit in class to help introduce an issue. For example, if they want students to understand why the British economy stayed afloat during the war, there is a skit that addresses that issue. English teachers have also pulled out skits, like the one having to do with Helen Keller.

Includes pages of fabulous teaching suggestions.

Teachers often ask what are MY favorite resources I've written. Well THIS is one of them. Please leave a rating or review. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Find print copies on Amazon or the Wright Museum of World War II.


Rebecca Locklear


"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 P., middle school teacher

"I have used several resources by Ms. Locklear. This book is one of her best." Cindy C., educator

***NOTE: As per TpT guidelines, no stories negatively impact any individual or group.

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