Presentation on theme: "Do Now 1)Why did the United States get involved in World War II? 2) Do you think that African Americans will have more of an involvement in World War II."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now 1)Why did the United States get involved in World War II? 2) Do you think that African Americans will have more of an involvement in World War II than in World War I? Why?
Reminders News Article Analysis due FRIDAY!
9.2- African Americans Contribute to WWII One million black men and women served in the armed forces during WWII. The military was segregated and most AA were assigned to service and support positions.
Achievements Benjamin O. Davis- first African American general in the army
Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee Airmen- African American Army pilot unit. 1,000 airmen- most fighter pilots Flew 1,600 missions, destroyed 112 enemy aircraft. 900 medals and honor
African American Women in War Women’s Army Corps- joined the hospital service as nurses for black and white soldiers.
Guided Practice Similarities and differences between experiences of white soldiers and African American soldiers.
Independent Practice 1) Look at the picture on 9.2 and answer the questions 2) Read the information on the Tuskegee Airmen 3) Answer the text-dependent questions
Homework News Article Analysis due FRIDAY!
Exit ticket 1) Describe one of the contributions African Americans made to World War II. 2) Why do you think African Americans played a larger role in World War II than World War I?