FREE! Where in the World Were They? American Women in WWII - Geography/History Program

by  Army Women's Museum

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Answering the call of a nation in need, American women step forward during World War II to fill an array of jobs. From factory workers to uniformed military members, these brave American women help win the war and usher in new economic and social changes that will forever alter the role of women in American society. The U.S. Army Women’s Museum will lead your students through archive analysis that reveals the scope and breadth of women’s service at home and abroad. They will hear the voices, feel the emotions, and examine the human dimensions of this massive cultural shift in our nation. Get ready to dig deep, put the pieces together, and circle the globe with American women in World War II.

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This and all programs offered by the U.S. Army Women's Museum are free.


45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted 48 hours prior to the scheduled videoconference.

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Army Women's Museum

Fort Gregg-Adams, VA
United States

The U.S. Army Women's Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.

Tracy Bradford

Program Details


1. The program begins with an introduction of the three major groups of participants in WWII: Rosie the Riveters, GI Joes, and the Women’s Army Corps (WACs)

2. Students are introduced to Dorothy Wise, a young woman who worked as a WOW (Women Ordnance Worker) and then as a WAC (Women’s Army Corps)

3. Students use deductive reasoning skills to identify geographical and cultural clues in archival photographs and documents


Students will use deductive reasoning skills to identify geographical and cultural clues in archival photographs and documents.

Students will understand the vast and lasting impact the establishment of the Women’s Army Corps had on many facets of American society.

Students will analyze primary source documents such as newspaper articles, political cartoons, facts, and photographs to understand the climate and dichotomy of political views.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-G.K-12.1 The World in Spatial Terms
NSS-G.K-12.2 Places and Regions
NSS-USH.5-12.8 Era 8 The Great Depression and World War II

State Standards

Virginia Standards of Learning
History: 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5
English: 3.1, 3.2