Confronting Work Place Discrimination on the World War II Home Front

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Before the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing, FDR's executive order helped promote fair employment. The activity uses primary documents to explore FDR's executive order to help minorities gain equal employment and pay during the war. High school scholars examine the evidence, form conclusions, and support their arguments on the effectiveness of FDR's polices in a written assignment. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare workplace equality for minorities during World War II to current day
  • Have pupils research working conditions for minorities on the home front during World War II
Classroom Considerations
  • Suggested 30-minute time frame does not include the written assignment 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Activity is adaptable for remote learning
  • The resource can be completed in pairs or individually 
Cons
  • None