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World War II on the Home Front - Martin Gitlin.  It's December 1941. The United States has just entered World War II. How will you help your country fight for its freedom? Will you: Help keep the country's economy going as a young mother in the work force? Try to fit into society as a wounded African American veteran? Help end prejudice against Japanese citizens as a 12 year old California boy?

It's December The United States has just entered World War II. How will you help your country fight for its freedom? Will you: Help keep the country's economy going as a young mother in the work

This creative, fun activity for World and American History classes has students reading short, one page stories of minority groups that helped during World War II then using the information they read to create commemorative plaques that honor that group for their service. $3.99 from http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/World-War-II-Plaques-Navajo-Code-Talkers-Tuskegee-Airmen-Women-Nisei

World War II Service Plaques for Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen, Rosie the Riveter, & Nisei Soldiers

03 Jul 43: Ann Baumgartner Carl graduates from the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) training program and will become the only WASP to serve as a military test pilot. She will also go on to become the first American woman to fly a United States Army Air Force turbo jet, the Bell YP-59A, in Oct 1944.

03 Jul Ann Baumgartner Carl graduates from the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) training program and will become the only WASP to serve as a military test pilot.

This cooperative learning project for World War II has students read about 7 key battles and create engaging radio news segments just like Americans would have heard in the 1940's! Everything you need to complete this fun, creative lesson is included! My students have made some incredibly entertaining reports over the years, complete with sound effects and fantastic old-time accents! Can be presented in class or recorded and turned into podcasts or MP3s based on your technology resources.

Battles of World War II Radio Show Project

This cooperative learning project for World War II has students read about 7 key battles and create engaging radio news segments just like Americans would have heard in the Everything you need to complete this fun, creative lesson is included!

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of B-26 and B-39. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was...

bill-kelso-mfg: “ Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of and In the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin following the attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941

View Stock Photo of December 7 1941 Newspaper Headline War Oahu Bombed By Japanese Planes. Find premium, high-resolution photos at Getty Images.

Nurses in front of a WC-54 Ambulance at Camp Bowie, Texas. From top to bottom: Second Lieutenants Clara A. Young, Eula M. Awbrey, Freda M. Martin, and Elizabeth T. Kramer (April 1943) ~

WWII Nurses in front of a Ambulance at Camp Bowie, Texas. From top to bottom: Second Lieutenants Clara A. Awbrey, Freda M.

Photo of a pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service by Peter Stackpole, 1943.

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Japanese-American family waiting for relocation Los Angeles,1942~Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information ~♛

Japanese-American family waiting for relocation,...

The evacuation of Japanese-Americans from West Coast areas under U. Japanese-American family waiting for train to take them to Owens Valley. [Japanese American Family Awaiting Internment Train by Russell Lee].

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