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1 Georgia’s Contributions During World War II. 2 Lesson Essential Question: How did contributions to the war effort affect Georgia’s people and economy?

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1 1 Georgia’s Contributions During World War II

2 2 Lesson Essential Question: How did contributions to the war effort affect Georgia’s people and economy?

3 3 Georgia’s Contributions: People Men and women joined the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor 320,000 Georgians served in the armed forces

4 4 Georgia’s Contributions: People Citizens recycled Citizens grew more of their own food Many women left home to work jobs so that production could continue

5 5 Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “People” on your graphic organizer: Which of the sacrifices by Georgians during WWII would you be willing to make? Why?

6 Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Georgia’s military bases played a crucial role in preparing the nation’s soldiers for war. Many soldiers, sailors, and aviators were trained in Ga.

7 7 Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Fort Gordon in Augusta Fort Benning in Columbus (the largest infantry training school in the world) Fort Stewart in Savannah Some of the major bases in Georgia include:

8 8 Fort Benning in Columbus

9 9 Fort Stewart in Savannah

10 Georgia’s Contributions: Military Bases Several of the bases in Georgia also served as prisoner of war camps which housed Germans and Italians. Many prisoners stayed in Georgia after the war.

11 11 Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “Military Bases” on your graphic organizer: What was the most important role that Georgia’s military bases played in World War II?

12 12 World War II was also good for Georgia’s economy. Between 1946-1955, 500 new factories began production throughout the state

13 13 Georgia’s Contributions: Air Support Robins Air Service Command served as a training facility for the army air corps (U.S. Air Force) It employed 15,000 civilians The town of Warner Robins was born during this time

14 14 Georgia’s Contributions: Air Support The federal government established Bell Aircraft in Marietta Produced 600 B-29 bombers Created hundreds of jobs

15 15 Bell Aircraft in Marietta

16 16 Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the question under “Air Support” on your graphic organizer: If Robin’s Air Service Command and Bell Aircraft were not established, how would it have impacted World War II? What if they were built in another state?

17 17 Georgia’s Contributions: Shipyards Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation in Savannah built over 80 ships J.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick built over 100 ships Called “Liberty Ships” because Roosevelt said they would “bring liberty to Europe”

18 18 J.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick

19 19 Georgia’s Contributions: Other Georgia’s textile industry produced goods to support the war Farmers grew lots of food to feed the troops and citizens at home

20 20 Distributed Summarizing With a partner, answer the questions under “Shipyards” and “Other” on your graphic organizer: Shipyards: Identify the location of the two major shipyards in Georgia during World War II. Other: List other ways in which Georgians contributed to the war effort during World War II.


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