Direct instruction with archival images and historical artifacts.
1. Students will understand that millions of men served during World War II and learn the origins of the term “GI Joe.”
2. Students will realize that women went to work in a wide variety of manufacturing jobs in support of the US war effort during World War II.
3. Students will discover that 180,000 women joined the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and served in every major theater of operations.
4. Students will learn that only 10% of the WAC was permitted to be African American that African American WACs overcame hardship and discrimination.
5. Students will understand that thousands of women flew for the Army as Women’s Airforce Service Pilots.
6. Students will discover that thousands of Army nurses served in dangerous conditions around the world.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.11-12.RH.9 -- Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.6.RL.4 -- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.9-10.RL.1 -- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.