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Active Viewing: The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

In this activity, students watch film clips from the documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, decode a propaganda poster, and analyze statistics about working women during World War II.  Parts of this activity can be completed without [...]

Black Workers Call for a March on Washington Worksheet

This worksheet helps students undertake a close reading and analysis of a pamphlet calling for a March on Washington in 1941.

Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression Close Reading Worksheet

This worksheet helps students undertake a close reading of letters from President Herbert Hoover and President Franklin Roosevelt and summarize their different ideas about the role of government during an economic crisis.

Timeline of Selected New Deal Legislation Close Reading Worksheet

This worksheet helps students undertake a close reading of a timeline of New Deal programs and write a paragraph explaining one of them.

"A Mad Tea Party" Analysis Worksheet

This worksheet helps students undertake a close reading of the 1936 cartoon "A Mad Tea Party," about President Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. It also asks them to write a paragraph explaining the cartoon's argument.

Analyzing Evidence about Social Security Worksheet

This worksheet helps students to analyze three pieces of evidence about Social Security (a government poster, a letter about the program, and Congressional testimony about the program) and write a paragraph explaining the evidence's different points [...]

Analysis Worksheet: “I’m Proud...My Husband Wants Me to Do My Part”

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

By the Numbers: White and African-American Women Workers

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.

Nos creemos americanos: Braceros in History and Song

In this activity students write original corridos (a type of Mexican folk song) based on the oral histories of braceros. Before writing their own corridos, students learn about the formulas and themes of corridos and analyze a World War II-era [...]