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ERIC Number: ED314356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa and World War I.
Hardesty, Carolyn, Ed.
Goldfinch, v11 n2 Nov 1989
This issue of the children's quarterly magazine, "The Goldfinch," focuses on World War I. A brief discussion of how the United States came to enter the War is followed by a discussion of propaganda. An article on the use of posters to encourage citizens to participate in the war effort is illustrated with reproductions of several of these posters. A further article, also illustrated with poster reproductions, discusses how U.S. citizens at home helped the war effort by saving fuel and food and by loaning money to the federal government. An article about Camp Dodge, near Des Moines, describes the soldiers' life there and is illustrated with photographs. This is followed by a short discussion of the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. Another article, about World War I songs, is illustrated with words and music of two songs: "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier," and "Over There." Iowa Governor Harding's "Babel Proclamation" is used as an example of the consequences of fear during war. Excerpts from the diary of a 15-year-old Iowa girl give some idea of what life was like for teenagers during the War. Various activities (word games, quizzes, mazes) are scattered throughout the issue. Many black and white photographs and illustrations are included. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa