Grades 2-5 | Author Robert Snyder presents Why Did Daddy Have To Leave?" Understanding What Happens When a Parent Serves in the Military - May 24, 2019 12:10pm EST

Events > 2019 > May > Grades 2-5 | Author Robert Snyder presents Why Did Daddy Have To Leave?" Understanding What Happens When a Parent Serves in the Military - May 24, 2019 12:10pm EST

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This 50 minute children’s book presentation is aimed at grades K-6. “Why Did Daddy Have to Leave?” helps children understand why a parent on active military duty or serving as a Reserve or National Guard soldier called to active duty, must leave for an extended length of time. The author shares the story and experiences of a young child watching “Daddy” pack and mobilize for war that was inspired by the feelings of his own six and eight-year old children when he mobilized and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The book is a timeless way for parents and teachers to help all children understand and appreciate the sacrifice made by the long-term absence of a parent serving our country in war or peace time.

Grade Range: 2-5

Curriculum: Literature, Social Studies, History

Tags: authors, literature, history, social studies