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ERIC Number: ED478045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-13
Pages: 144
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
World War II Unit. Using Primary Sources in the Classroom.
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
This teaching unit, "World War II Unit," is the ninth in a series of 10 units about Alabama state history, part of a project designed to help teachers integrate the use of primary source materials into their classrooms. Although the units are designed to augment the study of Alabama, they are useful in the study of U.S. history, world history, and the social studies in general. Each unit contains background information for the teacher and consists of several lessons. Lessons contain learning objectives, suggested activities, and documents. This unit is divided into 11 sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Lesson 1: Political Cartoons" (nine primary source documents); (3) "Lesson 2: Production and Propaganda" (three primary source documents); (4) "Lesson 3: WACS Women in the War" (eight primary source documents); (5) "Lesson 4: Needs of a Soldier" (two primary source documents); (6) "Lesson 5: German Prisoners in Alabama" (five primary source documents); (7) "Lesson 6: Home Front 'Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do or Do Without!'" (five primary source documents); (8) "Lesson 7: Sacrifice and Service at Home" (eight primary source documents); (9) "Lesson 8: VE Day" (one primary source document); (10) "General Guidelines for Analyzing a Document"; and (11) "General Guidelines for Analyzing a Photograph." (BT)
Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-0100. Tel: 334-242-4435; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama