INVICTA Challenge – An Experience That Kids & Adults Can Enjoy Together

Our kits are meant to be multi-generational experiences that parents, teachers and kids can enjoy together. Kids will get excited about reading, history and leadership if they see that their Mom and Dad share that passion. We want to make it easy for parents to jump into the experience!

Teachers’ & Parents’ Guide

A great place to start is with our “Teachers’ & Parents’ Guide” to Flash & Thunder. This free PDF download contains a series of games and questions that you can use to discuss the story and to see how well your child understood the material. You can download it here.

Recommended Books For Adults

If you want to learn more about D-Day, the 82nd Airborne or World War II, we recommend the following books. Click on the image to learn more and see reviews.

First Men In is a concise and engaging narrative about the paratroopers on D-Day that covers some of the same ground and characters as Flash & Thunder. Highly recommended! Check out the author’s page too.

The standard bearer for D-Day paratrooper histories, and the subject of a great TV series, Band Of Brothers tells the story of one company of 101st Airborne Division paratroopers from D-Day until the end of the war.

A comprehensive history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, from the fighting in North Africa, through Sicily and Italy, on D-Day and through V-E Day. A great read as well as the go-to reference book.

A powerful and map-intensive overview of the Allied invasion of Europe.

Inferno is filled with anecdotes and small details while capturing history’s swath.

Keegan’s highly readable account of the worst war in human history is hard to put down.