Americans on the Homefront Helped Win World War I

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Saving sugar, growing crops, and not eating meat sound like small things, but they were a huge part of the home front effort during World War I. Photographic evidence of civilian struggles during the war, along with a matching game, illustrate these endeavors. Prompts engage learners about citizens' roles during wartime. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson to commemorate Veteran's Day in the classroom
  • Stimulate discussion of sacrifices on the home front during World War I using included prompts
Classroom Considerations
  • All class members need to access a computer or device to complete the lesson
Pros
  • Some images, such as the man tarred and feathered for not participating in war efforts, stimulate interesting discussion
  • Photographs are easily adapted to a variety of pupil abilities
Cons
  • None