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ERIC Number: ED388583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Through My Eyes: A Child's View of World War II. Appropriate for Grades 5-8.
Brooks, Margaret
This activity book is designed for grades 5-8 to look at America at home during World War II. The work examines the efforts of the men, women, and children who supported and supplied one of the greatest mobilizations of people and material that the world has ever witnessed. The activities were planned to compliment the exhibit of the same name, but they can be used to enrich any study of World War II and the homefront. The booklet is divided into five parts. Activities are designed to be completed in a single session, except for the "Victory Garden in a Pot." Part 1, "Road to War," contains: (1) "Teacher Resource"; (2) "The Road to War: Time Line"; (3) "Faces in the News"; and (4) "Places in the News." Part 2, "Where Were You on December 7, 1941?" contains: (1) "Teacher Resource"; (2) "Oral History Release"; (3) "Where Were You on December 7, 1941? Personal Accounts"; (4) "Oral Histories: Why? Who? How? Basic Rules"; and (5) "My Family Interview." Part 3, "Mom Goes to Work," contains: (1) "Teacher Resource"; (2) "Yesterday and Today"; (3) "Rosie the Riveter"; and (4) "Mom Goes to Work: Personal Accounts." Part 4, "V for Victory," contains: (1) "Teacher Resource"; (2) "What was Rationing?"; (3) "Pitching In"; (4) "The Ration Stamp Game"; (5) "A Victory Garden in a Pot"; and (6) "Creative Cooking." Part 5, "The Sights and Sounds of War," contains: (1) "Teacher Resource"; (2) "The Sights of War: Personal Accounts"; (3) "Symbols"; (4) "My Class Insignia"; (5) "V-Mail"; and (6) "The Sounds of War." A glossary and 21 references are included. (EH)
National Archives, Central Plains Region, 2312 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Museum System, Kansas City, MO.; National Archives and Records Administration, Kansas City, MO. Central Plains Region.