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Women in World War II

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Title:

Women in World War II

URL:

https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/women-in-world-war-ii/yeDcqatpV34KnL2r#r

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

This is a collection of photographs describing the changing role of women during World War II. These changing roles also changed stereotypes of gender roles and allowed women to participate in other activities.  

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
13 ) Describe the economic and social impact of World War II on Alabamians, including entry of women into the workforce, increase in job opportunities, rationing, utilization of Alabama's military installations, military recruitment, the draft, and a rise in racial consciousness.

•  Recognizing Alabama participants in World War II, including the Tuskegee Airmen and women in the military
•  Justifying the strategic placement of military bases in Alabama, including Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Fort McClellan, and Craig Air Force Base
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History
Course Title: Alabama Studies (Alabama)
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Describe the economic and social impact of World War II on Alabamians, including the entry of women into the workforce, increase in job opportunities, rationing, utilization of Alabama's military installations, military recruitment, the draft, and a rise in racial consciousness.
  • Justify the strategic placement of military bases in Alabama, including Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Fort McClellan, and Craig Air Force Base.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • analyze
  • justify
  • workforce
  • rationing
  • draft
  • strategic
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • victory garden
  • recruit
  • segregation
  • discrimination
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How World War II impacted Alabama economically and socially.
  • Women played an important role in the military.
  • Racial tensions affected Alabamians on the homefront.
  • The importance of the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • The involvement of Alabamians in the War Effort varied from helping on the homefront to volunteering or being drafted to serve in combat.
  • Alabama had important military bases during WWII including Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Fort McClellan, and Craig Air Force Base.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Describe the economic and social impact of World War II on Alabamians, including the entry of women into the workforce, increase in job opportunities, rationing, utilization of Alabama's military installations, military recruitment, the draft, and a rise in racial consciousness.
  • Identify Alabama participants in World War II, including the Tuskegee Airmen and women in the military.
  • Locate military bases in Alabama, including Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Fort McClellan, and Craig Air Force Base.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Even though WWII was being fought on foreign soil, it still impacted the social and economic lives of Alabamians in many ways.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.13- Identify the important role Alabama played during World War II and the economic and social impact World War II had on the lives of Alabamians including strategic placement of military bases in Alabama, such as Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker, Fort McClellan, and Craig Air Force Base.


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Author: Ginger Boyd