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Women's History Lesson: They Also Serve

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Subjects
  • Arts & Humanities
    Art History, Language Arts, Visual Arts
  • Social Studies
    Current Events, History (U.S., World), Sociology

Grades

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief Description

Students learn about the roles women played during World War II and design a recruiting poster telling women of the ways in which they can serve their country today.

Objectives

Students will

  • study the role of women in World War II,
  • design a recruiting poster telling women of the ways in which they can serve their country today.

Keywords

women, World War II, recruitment, military, war, history

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

Explain to students that they are going to learn about women's roles during World War II and their possible roles today.

  • Ask students to use print and/or online resources to research the roles of American women during WWII.
  • Brainstorm with students a list of the ways in which women supported their country during WWII. Ask: What roles did women play at home and abroad during WWII? How did the roles of women in the United States change before, during, and after that war?
  • Brainstorm with students a list of the ways in which women support their country today. Compare the two lists. Ask: What roles do women play at home and abroad today? How are those roles different from the roles women played during WWII? What impact do you think WWII had on the lives of women today?
  • Ask students to create a poster encouraging women to support their country today. Invite them to present their posters to the class and to discuss why they chose the messages their posters represent.

Assessment

Evaluate students on their awareness of the roles played by women during World War II and today as demonstrated in class discussions and their posters.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

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Last updated 2/17/2017