"Don't You Know There's A War On?": The American Home Front in WWII

by  The National WWII Museum

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The Home Front program begins with a brief background describing how the U.S. entered the war. Students ask questions and learn about the challenges of the Home Front: making all the materials we need to win, dealing with food shortages, and keeping America optimistic and “war-minded.” Through photos, posters, editorial cartoons, songs, and speeches, students learn about the triumphs and mistakes that were made at home during the war.

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00

The Museum accepts check, major credit cards, and school P.O.s


Regularly one hour, but can run longer for block-scheduled classes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

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The National WWII Museum

New Orleans, LA
United States

The National WWII Museum, designated by Congress as "America's World War II Museum," explores the American experience of the war years, focusing on the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war. It promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations. Programs involve exploration of the history and lessons of the war, via analyses of primary sources.

Maddie Roach

Program Details


1. We introduce the Museum in New Orleans
2. Students review how WWII began and how the United States entered
3. Students analyze a Dr. Seuss cartoon lampooning Isolationists
4. Students learn about production on the Home Front
5. Students learn about rationing on the Home Front
6. Students learn about civil defense on the Home Front and how fear and racism lead to the internment of Japanese Americans
7. Students learn how music, movies, comic books, and sports, helped win the war


Students will learn the basic history of the American Home Front during WWII
Students will learn the importance of teamwork during WWII
Students will learn how to interact with history through artifacts, oral histories, and primary documents

Standards Alignment

National Standards