Fly Girls: Women Aviators in World War II

Explore contributions of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II with an engaging history lesson. Middle schoolers examine portrayals of women in World War II posters and newsreels, compare and contrast them with personal recollections of the WASPs, and demonstrate understanding of importance of WASP program, which enhanced careers for women in aviation.

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Pros

  • Connects well to a unit on famous women in history
  • Provides a glimpse into a world that may not be instantly synonymous with World War II
Cons

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