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                 Introduction
   You are a citizen of the United States
    during WWII.

   With this “quest”, you will go back to the
    Home Front of the 1940’s to learn what it
    is like growing up in a time full of turmoil.

             Want to know more?
In your groups, each one of you will
become an expert of a certain area. In the
end, you will come back together and work
towards the answer to one main question.

        The question is….
What would it have been like to have been
a teenager during World War II? How
would teenagers of today deal with the
conflicts of war and friendship?



           What’s next?!?!?
       Here is what you will do.
   Conduct research about life on the Home Front
    during World War II.
   Visit poster galleries to investigate how the U.S.
    Government used wartime posters to rally
    support and create one of your own.
   Explain how you would use peer mediation and
    conflict resolution to help with conflict
   Gather various types of information on the
    1940’s and present this to the class.

    Sounds crazy?!? Let me explain:
    Let me put you in your place!
   It is December 6, 1941. The United States
    is beginning to emerge from the Great
    Depression and war is raging in Europe.
    Every day you hear the reports of how it is
    spreading to other parts of the world. You
    have heard of the Nazi atrocities, but it all
    seems so far away. Is war the best thing
    for the nation? Should the U.S. get
    involved with such a costly effort?

                              Next
                    Atrocities
  A shockingly cruel act, especially an act of
  wanton** violence against an enemy of
  wartime.



** wanton- lacking reason

                                        Go Back
Before you begin, as a group, you need to do some research. Look at
worksheet “A”. Use the following list of websites to generate the answers to
the questions.

                   World War II - Historical Text Archive
                                 Very useful for study of WWII.


                                 World War II Theaters
                                    Shows major battle fields.


                                World War II in Europe
                                 A timeline with photos and text.


               The World at War, History of WW 1939-1945
                                        A military history site.


                                    Causes of the War
                       Explores causes of the war related to WWI       Next


                                        WWII History
                  Roles
 Here are the roles that as individuals, you
 will take on.

Home Front Historian

Omnium-gatherum of WWII
                              Ready????
Propagandist
Now that each of you have an assignment,
click on your role and begin the search for
the answer! (Each role comes with a list of links, use those to
find the information!)


                 Home Front Historian

           Omnium-Gatherum of WWII

                         Propagandist
                 Home Front Historian
1) Explain how the role of women changed during the war.
2) Give an example of how women made a difference on the Home Front.
3) Find a personal account of a family's experience on the Home Front during WWII
   and describe it in your own words.
4) How did the war time posters help mobilize the Home Front for war?
5) What are the posters indicating about living conditions in America during this time?


                                 WWII Commemoration
                            General information links on WWII.
Finished?
                                        WWII: The Homefront
                        Examines what happened on the homefront during WWII.


                                         Produce for Victory
                                      Posters on the American Home Front
             Omnium-gatherum of WWII
   Use the links below to learn more about your role. Specifically, look for answers to the following
    questions:
    A variety of sites dealing with life during the 1940's are given below. Explore each site and choose the
    four that are your favorites. Using these four sites and books complete the following:
    1) Create a poster that gives the class a glimpse into what life was like in the early 40's.
    2) Find a song from the 40's to play or sing for the class. Explain its significance.
    3) Create a billboard for a movie from the early 40's. (Use Poster paper)
    4) Explain to the class what life was like during the early 40's in America. You may present this through
    whatever medium you would like.

                                               A list of WWII movies.
Choose 3 out of the 4
                                       Random facts about American history.           Finished?
                                                 Click on WWII on the left bar.


                                           A guide to the Oscars of 1942.


                                         Article on Time's Man of the Year


                                      Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal
                                     Propagandist
View the web sites on wartime poster art to investigate how the U.S. government used this medium to rally the support
    for war efforts.
    After viewing the posters, select one poster and answer the following questions:
    1) Describe the poster.
    2) Does the poster contain a hidden/implied message? What is the desired effect?
    3) What emotions do the images convey? What words are chosen for impact?
    4) In what ways does the poster glamorize or villainize war or the people involved?
    5) What effect would this poster have had on people of different ages and backgrounds in the 40's? For example,
    how would a teenager react to it? A veteran of World War I? A mother? A doctor? A minister?
    6) Design your own time-warped propaganda poster to display in class.
                                                 Wartime Poster Gallery
                                                    A good resource on posters.


                                              Fighting for an Ideal America
                                                  Posters on American Home Front
     Finished?
                                              World War II Poster Collection
                                                          Poster database


                                                  Powers of Persuasion
                                                        Poster Art from WWII


                                                   Produce for Victory
                                                 Posters of the American Home Front
Now that you are all experts, join back
together with your groups!

Answer the question from the beginning of
your quest…

What would it have been like to have been a teenager
during World War II? How would teenagers of today
deal with the conflicts of war and friendship?

                                 One more thing!
Now that you are all experts, join back
together with your groups!

Answer the question from the beginning of
your quest…

What would it have been like to have been a
teenager during World War II? How would
teenagers of today deal with the conflicts of
war and friendship?
                             One more thing!
Now that you are all experts, join back
together with your groups!

Answer the question from the beginning of
your quest…

What would it have been like to have been a
teenager during World War II? How would
teenagers of today deal with the conflicts of
war and friendship?
                             One more thing!
 Each member of the group is to write a
 one to two page journal entry based on the
 answer to the main question.

 Hope all of you enjoyed your quest and
 use the information you learned as you
 read, A Separate Peace!!!!


                       Omnium-Gatherum of
Home front Historian          WWII          Propagandist


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