Changing Gender Roles on the Home Front

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Many historians discuss how gender roles changed because of World War II, but how did this come to be? An informative resource challenges scholars to do some digging and research the information for themselves. They research how propaganda, economy, and culture all influenced gender roles and implement this information into a final thesis.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Learners should know how to use statistics and charts
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires 45 minutes to introduce the project
  • Class time varies depending on whether you provide pupils with any time in class to work on their projects
  • Topics may be sensitive for some class members
Pros

  • Builds essential research skills
  • Improves media literacy
  • Teaches about important documents such as the US Census 
Cons

  • None