Instructional Video

Citizens to Soldiers

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

What does it take to be in the military? An interesting video shows pupils the training and procedures used to turn civilians into United States soldiers during World War II.  

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to introduce military training during WWII
  • Have learners compile lists of training procedures used by the military based on what they saw in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • The theme of war may not be appropriate for all ages
  • The video uses primary sources such as photos to increase engagement
  • Footage also highlights women's roles in military service during WWII
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