Everything you need to understand or teach Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini, a promising young Olympic runner from Torrance, California, who was called into service on a bomber crew in the Pacific in World War II. Zamperini's plane went down in the Pacific Ocean and he and two other survivors drifted over 40 days living on rainwater and the occasional fish or bird they could catch. One of the crash survivors died on the raft. Zamperini and the other survivor, the plane's pilot, were finally nearing land when they were captured by the Japanese navy. The Japanese did not inform America of the capture of Zamperini, and after some time he was declared officially dead. His family in California refused to give up hope that he might return alive, however.
The men were treated gently at first, given time to recuperate in a hospital. They were then suddenly transferred to a Japanese prisoner...
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including: