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WEBQUEST WWII on the Homefront: The American “Look”
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The Task: You will visit five web sites and gather information. Once you go to the web site, follow the directions on your guide sheet. Read the articles and find the specific information required. In many cases, you will give your reaction to photographs and posters. You will write down your reactions and the information you find on your response sheet. Be sure to write down all of the information required.
SITE #1 – African Americans in WWII http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart8.html 1. Scroll down the page to the section where it says, “World War II, Segregation at Home and Abroad 2. Choose two of the nine passages listed on the page about African American involvement in WWII to respond to. 3. Write the title of each passage in the section provided on your response sheet. 4. Respond to the questions on your response sheet for each passage you listed. SITE #2 -- The Role of Women in WWII http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/usa/womenww2.htm 1. Read all the information on the page. 2. Respond to the questions for SITE #2 on your response sheet. 3. Find the “key words” section at the bottom of the web page and write down the definition for “stereotype” and “propaganda” on the space provided on your response sheet.
SITE #3 – Japanese American Internment http://www.asianamericanmedia.org/jainternment/ww2/prewar.html 1. Read the article “Prewar Discrimination” and look at the picture of the Japanese man and woman on the right. 2. Respond to the questions for SITE # 3 on your response sheet.
SITE #4 – Powers of Persuasion http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/powers_of_persuasion_intro.html
1. Browse through the collections of propaganda posters in Part 1 and Part 2 of the online gallery. 2. Choose four posters to respond to and write the title of each poster in the space provided on your response sheet. 3. Respond to the questions for SITE #4 on your response sheet for each of the five posters.