World War II

Biography

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems
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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was far more than the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” and a Hollywood starlet—she was a brilliant, scientific mind that gave way for inventions that still have an impact on today.
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Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin

Students will explore the life of Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin by critically reading primary and secondary sources to determine her worldview and perspective.
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Rosie the Riveter

This lesson features a series of student-centered grouping strategies and discussion forums that utilize secondary sources. Students will be exposed to various sources that provide both the historical narrative relating to women during World War II.
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Women, Propaganda, and War

This lesson employs political posters and cartoons from the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. The purpose is to determine how the government’s message changed throughout the three separate conflicts and the effect this had on women.
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Getting with the Program

Students will learn about the women who programmed ENIAC (the world’s first electronic computer), how computers work, and women’s job opportunities during World War II.
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General

The Women of NASA

Women have played an essential role in the functions of NASA for almost a century. Learn about some of those women here.
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Biography

Charity Earley

Educator, soldier, and psychologist, Charity Adams Earley led the first African American women’s unit of the army on a tour of duty overseas during WWII.
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Biography

Julia Child

Famous chef, author, and television personality, Julia Child made French cuisine accessible to American audiences.
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Biography

Oveta Culp Hobby

Oveta Culp Hobby served as the director of the Women’s Army Corps and first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
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General

Propaganda

Propaganda was an important part of helping America wage war during World War II
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General

In the Military

In 1942 Congress created the women’s auxiliary army which allowed women to volunteer for  units attached to the military.
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General

On the Farm

Food supplies became a major concern on the home front and abroad during WWII.
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Biography

Leona Libby

Physicist Leona Woods Marshall Libby was one of the women who helped to create the atomic weapon.
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