African-Americans in World War II Teacher Resources
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African Americans in World War II: Staging a Double V Campaign in the Classroom
9th - 12th
The feelings and attitudes of African-Americans during World War II are examined by high schoolers. After watching various clips from "The War," they answer comprehension questions for each section. In groups, they create their own...
Farewell to Manzanar: Japanese Internment Camps During World War II
7th - 10th
Examine the conditions that brought forth Japanese internment camps. Young historians read Farewell to Manzanar and debate whether Japanese internment was inhuman or a necessary element of war. They then write Haikus describing the camp...
Take a Memo - Primary Documents: African American Soldiers on the Homefront
5th - 12th
Students examine the discrimination experienced by black servicemen during World War II. They read and analyze an official memo written in 1943, complete worksheet questions, and participate in a class discussion.
Continuity or Change? African Americans in World War II
9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the experience of African Americans during World War II by analyzing primary sources and formulating historical questions. They evaluate if the African American experience during World War II represents continuity...
African American History: Honored as Heroes
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time...
Comparing/Contrasting the Treatment of African American Servicemen During the Civil War and World War II
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the treatment of African-American soldiers during the American Civil War and World War II. In this African-American history lesson, 11th graders analyze and interpret the films "Glory,"and "The...
Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory
9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss its...
Double V Campaign: Victory at Home and Victory Abroad
5th - 10th
Students write a persuasive essay as if they were an African American in World War II and decide if they would contribute war bonds or not. In this World War II lesson plan, students study the segregation of World War II and the unity...