Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 45 minutes
Date Posted: 5/6/2010

Kick-off a research project on gender roles on the World War II home front with two brief video clips and a selection of primary sources. Once students have analyzed the photographs and wartime advertisements, begin a research project on women during World War II. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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