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World War II

 
Using primary and secondary sources to teach World War II history.

Texas Women in WWII

Texas Women in WWII
 
Explore classroom project ideas and resources inspired by our "Our Part of Victory: Texans in World War II" exhibit here at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
 
Grade Level: 11
 
Subjects: Social studies (U.S. and World History, primary and secondary source analysis)
 
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If You Don't Need It, Don't Buy It: Food Rationing During WWII

WWII Food Rationing Cover
 
These easy to incorporate activities were designed to inspire inquiry-based learning, and to help teach students how to analyze and interpret WWII food ration booklets and realize the impact World War II had on the everyday American living on the home front.
 
Grade Level: 11
 
Subjects: Social studies (U.S. History Since 1877 and World History, primary and secondary source analysis)
 
 
 

Teaching With Stories, Lt. Colonel David M. Jones in WWII

 

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Using a personal account of a United States Army Air Forces pilot in World War II, this unique learning experience allows students to participate, imagine, analyze, compare, contrast, and think critically while gaining and applying knowledge and skills in history, geography and English language arts.

Grade Level: 11

Subjects: Social studies (history, geography, primary and secondary source analysis), language arts

Click on the image to the left to access the lesson plan and materials.

 

 

Native Words, Native Warriors

Teaching with Primary Sources  Native Words Native Warriors

 

Inspired by Native Words, Native Warriors, produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, this activity focuses on artifacts, images, and documents related to American Indian code talkers during World War II.

Grade Levels: 6,11

Subjects: Social studies (primary and secondary source analysis, history)

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