- 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.
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.
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.
- Tuskegee Airmen
- victory garden