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WWI on the Home Front: Women in the Workplace

women working in a factory
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Produced during the National Endowment for Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop – Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, in the summer of 2015, the following lesson plan explores the domestic role of Women during World War I. Through the careful examination of Library of Congress primary source documents and secondary source materials, students will understand the social, economic, and political impact WWI had on women and vice versa.

The Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Tool is used a the primary means for organizing primary source higher order thoughts and fuel further class discussion. Ultimately, students will use their findings to produce a thesis and address future Document-Based Questions.


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