ERIC Number: ED378089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
The Face of War: A Study Guide for the Exhibition at the National Archives. March 1994 - September 1995.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
This document is a study guide to "The Face of War," an exhibition of documents and photographs from the vast World War II holdings of the National Archives. This brochure contains reproductions of selected documents from the exhibit as well as discussion questions. The guide can be used by individuals, families, or school groups while viewing the exhibit or as a basis for separate discussion. The exhibition looks at some of the characteristics of World War II that are present in every monumental conflict. The exhibit and this publication are divided into sections about unity, dissent, courage, fear, endurance, and destruction. The included documents bear testimony to the emotions and experiences of all who face war. World war II could not have been won without the unity of the Allies and the support of U.S. citizens. The first three documents presented each represent a different type of wartime unity: (1) the declaration by the United Nations that created the Allied Forces; (2) a petition from inmates of San Quentin Prison to Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson; and (3) a message from Louis Novak, Jr. to a fellow marine. The next two documents represent dissent and reveal why two individuals wished to stay out of the conflict. Two more documents are examples of the types of personal courage that emerge pervaded the battlefields and homefront, represent human endurance by describing the experiences of two individuals at different times during the war, and illustrate destruction and change that result from war. (DK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History Instruction, International Relations, Japanese Americans, National Defense, United States History, World War II
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.