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This worksheet helps students analyze statistics about the labor force participation of white and African-American women in the decades before, during, and after WWII.

This worksheet helps students analyze a poster created by the U.S. government during World War II that encourages women to take factory jobs.

In this activity, students read cards about various civil rights protests and events during the 1940s. For each event, students match the issue (voting rights, fair employment, fair housing, or segregation in public places) at stake, identify the key…

In this activity, students compare World War II propaganda posters from the United States, Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. Then students choose one of several creative or analytical writing assignments to demonstrate what they've…

While government planners and factory owners assumed that women’s industrial work during World War II would last only as long as the war lasted, many of the women had other ideas. After the war ended, despite their new skills, they found…

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The U.S. government forced more than 100,000 Japanese Americans to leave their homes and businesses on the West Coast and report to one of fifteen assembly centers. At these centers they were first processed and then transported by train to one of…

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The U.S. government forced more than 100,000 Japanese Americans to leave their homes and businesses on the West Coast and report to one of fifteen assembly centers. At these centers they were first processed and then transported by train to one of…

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These Japanese Americans in the newly opened Manzanar Relocation Center had gathered to watch the arrival of fellow internees. Manzanar was the incarceration site located nearest to Los Angeles. It was surrounded by barbed wire, with manned guard…

This worksheet helps students analyze three primary sources as part of the activity "African American Workers: Conflict on the Homefront."

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Mexicans and Mexican Americans contributed in many ways to the United States' war effort during World War II. About 19% of all Mexican Americans signed up for the armed forces; nearly 17,000 Mexican Americans in Los Angeles worked in the area's…
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