Everything you need to understand or teach Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff.
Lost in Shangri-La is a non-fiction book by writer Mitchell Zuckoff. This book tells the overlooked story of a plane crash on the Dutch island of New Guinea in the final months of World War II. Twenty-four people went on a Mother's Day sightseeing trip over the lost valley that had been dubbed Shangri-La, including nine WACs, several officers and a group of enlisted men. The plane crashed and three people survived, including a twin whose brother was lost in the crash, a beautiful WAC, and an enlisted man with severe head injuries. Lost in Shangri-La is the story of these three survivors and the brave paratroopers who dropped into the valley to save them amidst the perils of the jungle, the unknown element of the natives, the danger of nearby Japanese soldiers, and the understanding that the military had no clue how to get them out.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Lesson Plans contain 123 pages of teaching material, including: