Lesson Plans

Children in Action

From recycling materials during World War II to wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, children have helped meet community goals during times of need. In this primary source inquiry, students explore how voluntarism and the civic action of children has been important to their communities in the past as well as today.

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Female Journalists of World War II & Today

Students analyze primary sources to investigate how female press corps broke barriers and challenged public perceptions during World War II. After, students research and report on a contemporary woman journalist who is providing news coverage in a war zone to keep citizens informed.

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Diana’s White House Garden

Pair the picture book, Diana’s White House Garden, with primary sources to strengthen student vocabulary and word choice skills while investigating the purposes of World War II victory gardens. After, students can share, in words or pictures, an example of a community coming together for the greater good.

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