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Black History Month - Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II - FREE

from National Museum of the U.S. Army

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Join us to learn more about the African American Soldiers’ journey for equal rights.

Generations of African Americans have served their country, many serving in segregated units and not always given the respect and honor due to them. Although African Americans fought with distinction in World War II, they returned home to a segregated America. In 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which called for equal opportunity for all members of the Armed Forces. The segregated Army became a thing of the past and the segregation of American society began to crumble.

A Museum educator will guide the field trip, exploring the commitment, challenges, and bravery of African American Soldiers serving during World War II and examining artifacts, primary resources, and personal accounts.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $0.00

FREE!


This program is free.

Length

45 Minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

50


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)



Booking Information

This program can be schedule Monday - Friday, 9 - 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be at least 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

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National Museum of the U.S. Army

Fort Belvoir, VA
United States

The National Museum of the United States Army provides the only comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions through the eyes of the American Soldier. Through preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting invaluable artifacts, the National Army Museum creates learning opportunities for all visitors and bonds the American people to their oldest military service.

We are America’s Army Museum.

Program Details

Format

A Museum Educator will lead participants through an examination of artifacts and primary sources to learn how the service of African American Soldiers during World War II lead to the integration of the armed forces. Participants will be asked to examine primary sources to make connections to the content. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Objectives

At the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

- Note the challenges African American Soldiers faced during World War II.
- Understand the importance of Executive Order 9981 and its impact on American society.
- Identify the Double Victory campaign and its importance to the larger civil rights movement.
- Recognize the service and sacrifice of African American Soldiers during World War II.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

State Standards

Virginia United States History 1865 to Present
- USII.7.C – The student will apply social science skills to understand the major causes and effects of American involvement in World War II by explaining and evaluating the impact of the war on the home front.
- USII.8.d- The student will apply social science skills to understand the economic, social, and political transformation of the United States and the world between the end of World War II and the present by describing the changing patterns of society, including expanded education and economic opportunities for military veterans, women, and minorities

Virginia History
- VUS.11.d – The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II by evaluating and explaining how the United States mobilized its economic and military resources, including the role of all-minority units and the contributions of media, minorities, and women to the war effort.