Presentation on theme: " For a lesson on Women in World War II in an 8th-grade U.S. History class, I gathered a sequence of images of women and their roles during World War."— Presentation transcript:
For a lesson on Women in World War II in an 8th-grade U.S. History class, I gathered a sequence of images of women and their roles during World War II. These images and the video will be used during a lesson titled, “Women’s Roles and Responsibilities during World War II.” The images and their sources are shown throughout the following slides.
The Learning Resource Center at the County College of Morris This is Rosie the Riveter. She was a symbol for American women during World War II. She served as an inspiration that women could take on the roles that men left behind. Questions: What does Rosie mean when she says, “We Can Do It?”
Poster by Steele Savage, 1944 Picture-Pages/10.13-World-War-II/Home-Front/11-Women- in-the-Armed-Forces-Recruitment-Poster-World-War-II Steele-Savage.htm Picture-Pages/10.13-World-War-II/Home-Front/11-Women- in-the-Armed-Forces-Recruitment-Poster-World-War-II Steele-Savage.htm During World War II, millions of men were drafted into the military. However, men were not the only ones. Women were called to enlist in armed services.
Photograph courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration As more men were being drafted into the armed services, the jobs they left behind needed to be filled. In order for the United States’ economy to keep going, women were called on to fill men’s jobs. Women took jobs in factories as well as “handy-man” jobs.
Women of World War II Women of World War II › A 40-minute Fox News video about the importance of the roles and responsibilities of women during World War II.