Schools at War: Save-Serve-Conserve: During World War II, schools all across America provided programs to get students involved in the war effort. Through saving, collecting, and volunteering, America’s youth accomplished amazing results! Student will explore answers to the essential question, How were American schools affected by World War II?
Making Do and Doing Without: What could you give up in your daily life to help American soldiers half-way around the world? Your bike? Desserts? Along with their parents, kids on the American home front during World War II saved, reused, recycled, and did without many items at home so that our troops had the food and supplies they needed to win the war and come home safely. Student will explore answers to the essential question, How were Americans encouraged to save, recycle and reuse to help the war effort?
World War II Toys: Many American toy manufacturers helped support the war effort by suspending some toys, changing the materials, or using their factories to make war materials instead of toys. Kids crowded around the radio to listen to their favorite shows, and read comic books in which their favorite superheroes fought the evil Nazis. Student will explore answers to the essential question, How were toys and entertainment affected during World War II?
Supporting the War with Quarters and Dimes: During World War II, American kids supported the war effort financially in significant ways. Their efforts helped buy needed military equipment for America soldiers to win the war and come home safely. Student will explore answers to the essential question, What kind of financial impact did kids make during the war?