This is a great lesson that covers a wide array of common core state standards in writing, reading, and social studies. This lesson takes a look at the struggles the children of WWII faced. Most of the focus was on the fighting and this gives students the opportunity to connect with individuals like themselves. Within this lesson students are analyzing pictures, engaging in group discussions, making inferences, engaging in an expository writing and much more! Everything is included in this lesson plan. An example of the writing, glossary, photos, and other handouts. The teacher is only responsible for picking up the book "Pink and Say" at a local library or finding a similar book. Enjoy!