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U.S. History: Exploring Groups: How did WWII change America?: Home

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the National World War II Museum

World War II by the Numbers

Digital Collections 

Search for your ethnic group to discover photos and interviews with veterans and others.

You will explore a specific group during World War II. The purpose of this project is to explore the myriad ways that World War II fundamentally changed America. 

Groups (specific examples)

  • Asian-Americans: Executive Order #9066, Incarceration, Korematsu v. U.S.
  • Black / African-Americans: CORE, FEPC, A. Philip Randolph, Double V Campaign, Tuskegee Airmen, Race riots, Migration
  • Indigenous / Native Americans: Navajo Code Talkers, Migration
  • Mexican-Americans: Bracero Program, Zoot Suit riot
  • Women: Women in Arms, Rosie the Riveter (Women's role in the armed forces, homefront, and /or propaganda

Project How To's

Make a great movie!

with these tips from film educator Tom Barrance and his website Learnaboutfilm.com. 

 

Create a podcast using Garage Band

 

Create an effective slides presentation!

9 Powerpoint Presentation Tips for Students (from Lifewire, a leading technology information site)

 

From Purdue University Online Writing Center (OWL)

Notes and Bibliography (NB) sample paper using the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.